Ask DN: Typefaces for low-fidelity prototyping?

4 years ago from Sam Pierce Lolla, Helping startups w/ product design @ Directed Works

  • Kilian Valkhof, 4 years ago

    I'm a fan of using Redacted (particularly Script): https://github.com/christiannaths/Redacted-Font and BLOKK: http://blokkfont.com/ as it completely forgoes people reading, which is where confusion often happens.

    5 points
    • Sam Pierce Lolla, 4 years ago

      Ha, pretty cool!

      One issue I can see--a lot of the text I'm using is used for navigation and showing data in an interactive prototype. While the way the text looks isn't important, what it says often matters a lot. Obviously blokk and redacted aren't very readable :) Might be less of an issue if you're designing a theme for a website and the content is up to an author on some later date... but for product work it might work less well.

      1 point
      • Yitong ZhangYitong Zhang, 4 years ago

        I'm a big fan of Redacted instead of Lorem Ipsum, which I find often trips up testers who are not familiar with it.

        For a navigation element font, I like Balsamiq Sans, which is just a slightly nicer comic sans.

        2 points
        • Sam Pierce Lolla, 4 years ago

          Balsamiq Sans, which is just a slightly nicer comic sans

          Ha, exactly. Someone else just pointed me to this too... seems like an ideal option. Thank you :)

          1 point