Prototyping - Tips

Before you dive into prototyping your product idea, think carefully about your goals -- WHY are you developing this prototype?

Often we prototype to:

  • Explain and inspire - by showing and sharing our vision
  • Explore - by building, developing, and thinking through the opportunities and challenges that emerge
  • Test - by testing and refining solutions with users

As you consider what type of prototype to build, think about how you prototype can be used to:

  • Learn
  • Solve disagreements
  • Start a conversation
  • Fail quickly and cheaply
  • Test specific features and chunks of a larger idea

Here's an overview and tips on how to use many prototyping methods from the d.school Bootcamp Bootleg: