Gathering book reviews is hard. Now, digital versions can come with all kinds of ways to engage the reader and get one to write a review or at least ‘Like’ the volume.
Different story for printed books.
Here’s a fairly simple idea. Why not put a blank page at the end of a book, print a QR code on it and ask people to write the review by hand on that last page, snap the QR code and have that review submitted to publisher?
I guess automating what happens then is a big problem on its own. But for books that get few reviews, this could be a real game changer.
I would argue that paper prototyping for interface design has a very limited use. Modern digital tools for prototyping, if used right, can get you to the desired result faster and welcome frequent iteration.
Changing something on a hand-drawn paper prototype (especially the ‘interactive’ kind) would mean redrawing the whole thing more or less. And as soon as designer’s tools start limiting them, I see a problem.
Sometimes digital can be best for quick and dirty.
More important though is being ready to iterate a lot when you’re at the start of the project and be ready to kill your darlings.