Simple version of your final product, which you use to test the design before launch.
A UX prototype is a simple version of your final product, which you use to test the design before launch. The earlier you test a prototype, the more user-centred the development and the less likely you’ll waste time and money launching a failure.
You may hear the term fidelity when it comes to prototyping…
- High fidelity prototype: the model is as close to the finished, fully workable and realised product as possible.
- Low fidelity prototype: the model is incomplete, simple and has the very broadest idea of what the finished product will look or feel like.