Some of the major steps include a conception of the idea, target audience, investment and many more. Prototyping bridges the gap between designers and developers, allowing you to move a substantial step ahead of your competitors. In the intiial stage, architects create illustrations and draw up blueprints to provide builders and developers with a vision of the end product, designers create sketches, wireframes, and mockups to demonstrate the look and structure of web and application.
What is Prototyping
A prototype is the first full-scale and functional form of a new product design. It is used for investor demonstrations, user testing, and gives your audience a product to visualize and interact with. Prototypes are not production quality and should not be held to the same standards of the final product. Prototypes help you learn what features need improvement, so you can quickly perfect your product and get it to market. The journey from concept to market is typically a long road riddled with hidden obstacles and unforeseen turns. Building a quick prototype of a design can help smooth that path as well as present some substantial benefits. Rapid prototyping gives you the opportunity to disrupt the market with a new product.
Benefits of Prototyping
Accurate requirements: Increased project costs are often attributed to rework due to inadequate requirements. Traditional requirement gathering techniques such as interviews and focus groups can fall short because many people find it difficult to conceptualize a product before they see it. By developing a working prototype, you can demonstrate the functionality to help solidify requirements for the final design.
Understanding the problem: Time enhances your understanding of the problems that may occur. By developing a functional prototype, you are forced to address both the foreseen and unforeseen technical challenges of a device’s design. Then, you can apply those solutions to a more elegant system design when you move to the final product.
Funding: Prototyping can showcase the hard work and attention to detail you’ve already invested in your own baby, so they can assume you’ll continue to be as dedicated as you’ve ever been when the funding comes through. Understandably, most people won’t consider investing in a company if the owner hasn’t demonstrated a significant time commitment of his or her own.
Idea protection: It’s very important to protect any unique products or services that you own as competitors can use your success to take away market share, resulting in slow growth or loss of revenue. Losing market share early on in a business’s development can be devastating and time consuming if trying to chase up the guilty party without any legal protection.