Skip the specification phase and rapidly bring your idea to life.

We use an iterative approach to user interface design, and with rapid prototyping we quickly mock up the future state of a system, be it a website or web app. We can then validate your solution with a broader team of users, stakeholders, developers and designers. And by doing this rapidly and iteratively, we generate early and regular feedback during the process, which improves the final design and reduces the need for changes during development.

Rapid Prototyping

The professionalism from everyone has been superb – it is such a refreshing change from what we are used to!

Jef, Ariens

The Rapid Prototyping Process

Rapid prototyping is a loop of iterations in a three-step process:

The prototype usually starts small, with a few key areas mocked up, and grows in breadth and depth over multiple iterations as required areas are built out, until the prototype is finalised and handed off for development of the final product.

1. Prototype

Convert the users’ description of the solution into mock-ups, factoring in user experience standards and best practices.

2. Review

Share the prototype with users and evaluate whether it meets their needs and expectations.

3. Refine

Based on feedback, identify areas that need to be refined or further defined and clarified.

It’s key to understand that during a Rapid Prototype process, we don’t build in features, that’s for the web developers later down the road. It’s also important to choose the right fidelity, where we choose between the prototype to be visually raw or fully styled, and if the functionality is static or interactive, and if the content is holding text only or uses real content. These 3 factors will affect the timeline and effort needed, but there’s no right or wrong, it’s basically down to your expectations.

Benefits of Rapid Prototyping

Rapid prototyping can be used for the whole project, or just the most challenging part of it, making it a suitable part of any project.

Better design faster

Save time and money

Quicker user feedback

Better end result

Not bound by specifications

Find design issues early

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We’d love to hear from you. Call 01235 436262 or email hello@electricstudio.co.uk, and we’ll be in touch.