Author Archives: Christopher Butler

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Usability Testing 101: Two Ways to Test

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from How to Get Useful Website Feedback, written by Christopher Butler and originally posted on Newfangled.com. The article recaps Chris’s presentation at the 2012 HOW Interactive Design Conference. To learn more about how to user-test your website designs, catch Chris’s web design tutorial, How Simple Usability Testing Benefits...

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How to Manage Scope Creep

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from Christopher Butler’s Interactive column in the January/February 2013 issue of HOW magazine. Visit the iTunes Store for the iPad version of HOW. It’s no wonder that scope creep is the bane of any designer’s existence: the object of constant vigilance, that thing we expect to be done...

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Website Prototyping, part 3: The Structure of Prototyping

Editor’s note: This is the third of a 3-part series by HOW Books author and HOW Interactive Design Conference speaker Christopher Butler on prototyping for web design. All 3 articles are excerpted from his book, The Strategic Web Designer. See the previous articles: Why Prototyping Matters The Language of Prototypes Actually articulating how pages work, which is the heart of prototyping,...

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Website Prototyping, part 2: The Language of Prototyping

Editor’s note: This is the second of a 3-part series by HOW Books author and HOW Interactive Design Conference speaker Christopher Butler on prototyping for web design. All 3 articles are excerpted from his book, The Strategic Web Designer. Check out the previous article: Why Prototyping Matters The first priority of a prototype is to accurately represent the information a website will...