Rapid prototyping and proof of concept
Driven by user research, prototypes inform key decisions about page structure, information/content prioritisation and interaction design to development.
Adopting a rapid, iterative approach to prototyping using lean, Agile techniques allows hypotheses to be tested and refined quickly. Prototyping can involve paper-based sketches, wireframes or fully coded proof of concepts.
- Rapidly create prototypes to test hypotheses
- Identify the simplest features required to validate ideas
- Flexible approach, from paper sketches to wireframes to coded prototypes
- Visual representation of site content, IA, layout, functionality and behaviour
- Review workshops and refinements based on your feedback
- Specification that details all interactions and behaviours
- Alpha prototyping is required; useful through Discovery, Beta and Live
- Great tool for exploring interaction ideas quickly
- Problems can be resolved before visual design or development start
- Quick and cost-effective to create and change following feedback
- Interactive prototypes can be used by participants in testing
- Decisions are evidence-based and validated solutions to user needs
- Aligns to Government Service Standard guidance
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