Module 3: Prototyping, Testing & Experimentation
The Core Element
While building a prototype and testing, you must let the user experience the core of your idea or solution. This feature is what you would like to test and receive feedback on.
But how do you identify the core element is of your idea? You can take three different approaches:
- Identify where or what is the critical or key function of your idea is.
- Look at the underlying assumptions of your idea. Where have you made the biggest? Which assumption would completely destroy your idea if it is wrong?
- Think about your unanswered questions. What are you currently not sure about and want to answer?
With these questions in mind, you are able to build a prototype that focuses on your core idea. And remember, even though the identified feature or part is the core of your idea, it can still look scrappy! Only start prototyping and testing other elements if your user verifies the most critical aspect.
- Encourages you to solely prototype the most important element of your product or service
- Sets focus and prioritization
- Promotes quick iterations and feedback