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Prototyping

Low fidelity prototypes help make abstract ideas more concrete and support decision making and validating the design thinking. High fidelity ones focus on user experience and refine the designed solutions.

Suggested time Varies
Participants 4+
Fundamentals
Understand
Vision
Make
R&D

You will need: Depends if you make a low or high fidelity prototype. Paper and pen is a good start.

steps

  1. Depends if you make a low or high fidelity prototype. Paper and pen is a good start.

  2. Choose whether to build low or high fidelity prototype. Choose the tools to build it.

  3. Prepare prototype to collect feedback. Think of how you will be testing. There are free tools online to test digital clickable prototypes (such as invision.com)

  4. Book time and space for walking through the prototype with stakeholders and testing with users

  5. Observe, note and record the feedback. If the user seems confused or otherwise unhappy, ask them why, and listen to them talk freely. Don’t guide or explain anything.

  6. Analyse the collected insights and feedback, make conclusions, iterate prototypes

Analyse the collected insights and feedback, make conclusions, iterate prototypes

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