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.
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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.
Convert the users’ description of the solution into mock-ups, factoring in user experience standards and best practices.
Share the prototype with users and evaluate whether it meets their needs and expectations.
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