Learn what fidelity means in UX prototyping and how fidelity evolves through the design process. In this tutorial, Diane Cronenwett describes fidelity of UX prototypes and its role in the design process.
- [Instructor] Let's take a moment and talk about fidelity.…Fidelity refers to the degree of completeness…of the user interface, interactivity, and flows.…Fidelity can refer to the visual appearance,…but also to the degree of functionality…represented in a prototype.…Low-fidelity would refer to a design concept…that is in a sketchy state…and doesn't have a very defined interface or flow.…For example, if you are in the early stages of your project,…you might be focused on interviewing users…to understand their pain points…and get a broad understanding…of what kind of experience they might be looking for.…
In this early phase, you may not even have a prototype yet,…because you don't know exactly what you're solving for.…It might be a completely new idea…and you're just trying to empathize and listen…to understand what your users might need.…Or you may be in the early phase of interviewing your users,…but you might have some idea of the problem you want to solve…and you think it might be useful to get user feedback on.…
Explore the benefits, techniques, and tools of prototyping in this introductory course with designer Diane Cronenwett. Diane covers the basics of building effective prototypes with the right "fidelity," and getting more valuable feedback from your design testing. Learn how to build simple, satisfying prototypes on paper, and use digital prototyping tools like Moqups, InVision, and Axure to add interactivity and animation.
- What is a prototype?
- How prototyping helps user experience
- Defining prototype goals
- Sketching ideas
- Creating paper prototypes
- Building low-fidelity and high-fidelity prototypes
- Creating HTML prototypes
- Testing and evaluating prototypes
- Choosing the right prototyping tool