What is a prototype

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a quick, rough implementation of a future application.

A prototype is a medium to high-detailed representation of the final product that mimics the user's interaction with the interface.

What are prototypes for?

The goal of prototyping is to understand how an app will look and operate in the shortest time possible to avoid design errors in later stages.

Prototyping not only provides a clear visualization of the design to understand the look and feel of the final product, but it also helps the developer understand what they are designing, for whom, and why.

What kinds of prototypes are there?

  • A text prototype is the simplest and fastest development option
  • Sketching or prototyping on paper
  • Low-fidelity graphic prototype
  • High-fidelity graphic prototype
  • Static and interactive prototypes

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