Low-fidelity prototyping is a method of testing design concepts by transforming your ideas into limited function, testable artifacts. The role of low-fidelity prototypes is to collect feedback on your design during the early stages.
Why low-fidelity prototypes are important
Low-fidelity prototypes are an inexpensive and fast way to test a rough outline of your design ideas. Low-fidelity prototypes help you find potential pitfalls within your design earlier, allowing you to eliminate bad design ideas. Testing your prototypes validates your hypotheses and improves your solutions.
The benefits of low-fidelity prototypes
- Quick: Low-fidelity prototypes can be made in a matter of minutes.
- Cost-efficient: They don’t cost too much money to produce.
Informative: Low-fidelity prototypes, when shared with customers, allow design teams to get deeper insights about their ideas, clarifies what designs are working, what’s not working, and where there’s room for improvement.