Rapid Prototyping

rap·id

ˈrapid/

adjective

 

Happening in a short time or at a fast pace.

 


synonyms

quick, fast, swift, speedy, expeditious, express, brisk;

pro·to·type

ˈprəutətaip/

noun

 

An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard for later stages.

 

synonyms

original, model, precedent, first, example, standard, paradigm, archetype;

The Waterfall 

complex concepts upfront 

wireframes to communicate the initial idea 

visual design based on wireframe 

implementation of product based on design 

Oops...

Let's change something?

Late Change Armageddon

What's the issue?

wireframes create silos 

initiate one way communication 

too much information too early 

 sign off on fictitious data 

 Rapid Prototyping to the Rescue! 

Consider rapid prototyping as an alternative to improve communication across multiple disciplines.

- Bermon Painter  

A Rapid Prototyping Mantra

creation is a shared activity

create only what's necessary

create systems not pages

Get feedback as often as possible

Pen and Paper

If anything is holding us back, it's not the tools, but a lack of imagination.

- Mustafa Kurtuldu 

Ideas want to be ugly, they invite participation and collaboration.

- Jason Santa Maria 

A Creative Process 

strategy

structure

aesthetics

interactions

UX

BA

research

sketching sessions

feedback walls

mood boards

style tiles

paper prototypes

HTML prototypes

Make paper interactive

Rapid prototyping in the browser

Final message...

Together!

Cambridge Technology Partners

Gion Kunz, Senior Consultant

Front-end, UX and Development

Rapid Prototyping

By Gion Kunz

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