Paper prototypes are a cheap, fast, and easy way to design and test the key concepts for your interface. Get a summary of the benefits of paper prototypes and how you can integrate them into your product development research.
- Coding software is expensive. … Coding the wrong thing is three times as expensive … because it costs you to build, it costs you to rebuild it, … and during that rebuild time you missed out … on the chance to build something else. … So how can you be confident … that you're building the right thing first time? … One way is to build and test a prototype version. … A prototype is something that looks … and behaves in the way you intend … but doesn't necessarily have all the business logic … or hooks into databases, e-commerce engines, … or other components. … Often, teams will do this using digital tools, … but even this level of fidelity takes time … and money to put together. … That means the team is less likely … to explore multiple alternatives. … Remember, at this point, you're trying to work out … whether your overall concept for the process is good … and whether can find their way through the task … using the interface elements you've decided to use. … I find that these concepts and interactions …
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