Shadowbox Prototyping: A Method for Live Interface Enactments



Working with a remote client to develop interaction design concepts, we found ourselves in need of a quick-and-dirty way to share half-formed design ideas. Using a document camera, a telepresence application capable of sharing images and audio, and a reconfigurable paper prototype, we devised a method we called “shadowbox prototyping” to approximate an interactive onscreen experience with a remote collaborator, while allowing us to quickly iterate through interface ideas in real-time.