CHAPTER 12 VALIDATE AND ITERATE THE PROTOTYPE

The Effective Prototyping Process

PHASE 1 Plan

PHASE 2 Specification

PHASE 3 Design

PHASE 4 Result

In Step 9 we covered the internal review of the prototype. However, prototypes need to be reviewed and validated by external stakeholders, such as customers, end users, investors, or others, who your products are targeted to. Prototype validation, the subject of this chapter and Step 10 of the effective prototyping process, is typically achieved through usability testing, focus groups, and design evaluation sessions. It should be integral to your software-making process and project plan. Usability testing allows validation of the designed user experience, including the visual, emotive, responsive, and ...

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