Continuous Prototyping

Lukas Alperowitz, Andrea Marie Weintraud, Stefan Christoph Kofler, Bernd Bruegge

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Abstract

Developing for devices like smartphones, tablets or smartwatches is more than just 'shipping code'. Especially in mobile development there is a strong focus on user interface design and user experience. In order to explore the design space, development teams and designers need early feedback from users testing the designs. Continuous Delivery (CD) is a well-established technique for the delivery of software. In this paper we describe Continuous Prototyping which extends CD to cover the delivery of early artifacts like user interface mockups that usually do not benefit from an automated delivery process. Continuous Prototyping enables stakeholders to receive all artifacts through a unified delivery pipeline in fast cycles, from the first mockup to the finished product. We developed PROTOTYPER as a tool to demonstrate the technical feasibility of Continuous Prototyping. PROTOTYPER allows developers and designers to deliver mockups, mobile applications as will as a mixture of both using the same deployment pipeline. In a experiment with 42 developers we found that applying Continuous Prototyping not only reduces the cycle time for delivering mockups and receiving feedback but also facilitates the frequent delivery of mockups in early project stages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering, RCoSE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages36-42
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538604281
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2017
Event3rd IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering, RCoSE 2017 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 22 May 2017 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE/ACM 3rd International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering, RCoSE 2017

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Rapid Continuous Software Engineering, RCoSE 2017
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period22/05/17 → …

Keywords

  • agile
  • continuous delivery
  • cse
  • mobile
  • prototyping
  • ui
  • user interface design
  • ux

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