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UX Design for Mobile by Pau Giner, Pablo Perea

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Deciding on the type of prototype

Prototypes can be very different depending on their purpose and the time available to create them. There is no limit to the kinds of prototypes you can create. At the end of the day, prototyping is about experimenting. However, here are some common approaches you can get inspired by to create your own approach to prototyping. These different existing approaches are characterized by two key aspects:

  • The fidelity level defines how realistic the prototype looks
  • The interaction level defines the degree to which the prototype responds to the user actions

Based on the fidelity level, you can find prototypes resembling real products to different extents:

  • Paper prototyping is a low-fidelity approach to prototyping. ...

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