Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding prototype fidelity, part of Foundations of UX: Prototyping.
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People often describes prototypes in terms of their fidelity.…It's common to see them listed as low, medium or high fidelity protoptypes…based on how they were created and the level of detail they display.…In fact, later on in this chapter, I'll be discussing low…and high fidelity protypes in a little bit more detial .…Unfortunately, though, the terms are used so often, they've…begun to lose a little bit of their meaning.…In many cases,…fidelity type is simply another way of describing how closely…the visual design matches the design of the finished product.…
In this sense, wire frames and schematic prototypes are listed as low fidelity.…While prototypes with a more polished design are labeled as high fidelity.…Well, that's true to a sense but it's really…important to understand what fidelity means in relation to prototypes.…And how to decide what level…of fidelity your own prototypes need.…The first thing to realize is that there are multiple aspects of…prototypes that will have varying degrees of fidelity to the finished product.…
- 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