Interfaces & prototypes - a playbook of methods for envisioning and communicating interfaces


Updated on Thursday, June 25, 2020

For an interface, understand the user, their task, the interface's previous and next steps, and the content and functionality needed to support the user.

Why to use? 4-corners helps teams understand how an interface fits into a user's journey through a system, so they can optimize the content and functionality and improve the user's experience.

When to use? Use 4-corners any time you need to sketch or review and interface.

Download 4-corners interface sketching template and facilitation guide

4-corners.pptx (269.12 kB). Last modified 06/27/20

Further resources

The following resources provide more information about using this method.

Book cover for Collaborative Product Design by Austin Govella

Collaborative Product Design by Austin Govella

Chapter 18 provides detail on variations and alternatives for using this method.