Module 3: Prototyping, Testing & Experimentation
The most common use of Mock-Ups is to create user interfaces that show the end-user what the digital solution will look like, without building the software or the underlying functionality.A Mock-Up is an ‘early-stage prototype’ made of cardboard or similar low-fidelity materials. When creating your Mock-Up, make sure you take on a visitor’s perspective: sketch the visual’s basic functionalities and make sure your user can ‘experience’ the basic digital interactions.
This tool can be used for design implementation and usability testing: by interacting with an early version of the solution, your user can provide valuable feedback already at the preliminary development stage, before you have written a single word of code. At this stage, changes and adjustments to your idea and prototype are still easy and cheap to implement.
- Encourages people to review the visual side of the solution
- Allows for more interaction with the product
- Promotes playfulness