Functional Prototypes & the Design Cycle

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In this presentation, Michele “the Code Pirate” Cynowicz will show us how the relationship between static UX design and waterfall-style front-end development can be improved by incorporating functional prototypes and usability testing.

What you’ll learn about:

- Waterfall-style Design & Development: what it is, and how it can be improved

- Functional prototypes: what they are and how they can benefit your workflow

- Usability testing with real users: how to set up tests and cycle through feedback


Michele has been working in web applications development for nearly 20 years. Originally from New York City, Michele currently advocates for remote work in the tech industry from the Tampa Bay Area of Florida. She is a Senior Front-End Engineer with Vox Media, passionate about teaching and mentoring juniors. In her spare time, Michele is a volunteer with the Girl Scouts, a classic RPG gamer and a fitness enthusiast.