Digital prototyping can be great for publishing to the web for review, but sometimes it makes sense to start with a paper and pencil, or a whiteboard. Building a wireframe for a mobile-first project on a whiteboard makes the available real estate seem massive, so we came up with a more realistic place to begin: the “iPhone 10” paper prototype.

When printed on an 11 x 17 page, the phone width matches the “real world” dimension of the iPhone, but offers enough height to sketch for the scroll.  We found that starting this way helps us to distill the information that is most important to users, and effectively establish the hierarchy of content.

You’re welcome to download the template for your own use.

iPhone10 Paper Prototype