Prototyping is the process of creating rapid “faked” experiences for the purpose of ideation and testing. Rather than spending weeks or months building a specification document, then additional weeks or months designing, building, and releasing an app, a prototype allows you to quickly concept a solution to the problem you are trying to solve.
By prototyping quickly, we can test and learn what works and what doesn’t. This is the nature of every initial concept. Pieces of it may be spot on, and other aspects way off base. Without getting feedback from potential users early, we will have spent too much time creating the solution, only to find it was the wrong approach.
These prototypes are a series of flat designs linked together by hotspots in InVision. It allows stakeholders and potential users to see the details of how an application will look, feel, and flow. We often use these prototypes to quickly test the concept of the solution as well as the basic usability. These prototypes are all about speed and iteration.
Once validated, those InVision Project are used by our development team to redline and pull assets from while building the product. InVision Inspect is a great way to keep everyone on the same page and updated as designs get revised.