Chapter 2: The Prototyping Process

In this chapter we're going to discuss getting started with a prototype. We’ll look at the process, including:

  • when you should consider creating a prototype
  • planning its creation
  • gathering resources you might need
  • approaches to working on your prototype

Chapter 8 will build on this, going into more depth around how a prototype fits into various project workflows. For now, we'll cover the basics here so that you can start on a prototype today.

When to Prototype

The short and easy answer to this question is: any time, whatever you’re working on––now! But there are some specific triggers to watch out for, at which point you’re likely to benefit from a prototype, so you should consider building one.

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