🔴 Prototype phase
Prototyping gets ideas out of your head and into the world. A prototype can be anything that takes a physical form—a wall of post-its, a role-playing activity, an object. In early stages, keep prototypes inexpensive and low resolution to learn quickly and explore possibilities.
Prototypes are most successful when people (the design team, users, and others) can experience and interact with them. They’re a great way to start a conversation. What you learn from interactions with prototypes drives deeper empathy and shapes successful solutions.
Prototyping is often thought of as a way to test functionality, but it serves many other purposes.
Prototyping deepens your understanding of users and the design space.
Develop multiple concepts to test in parallel.
Create prototypes to test and refine solutions.
Inspire others by showcasing your vision.
List of Design Thinking Prototyping Tools & Methods:
- Impose Constraints
- Prototype for Empathy
- Improvise to Life
- Testing with Users
- Prototype to Decide
- Identify a Variable
- User-Driven Prototyping
- Wizard of Oz Prototyping
- I Like, I Wish, What If
- Empathetic Data
- Review Your Portfolio
- Shooting Video
- Editing Video
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