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Prototyping for Pluralism: Design as a Means for Social Change

View the original post Project Pluralist founder Hina Shahid takes us through her career and explains why now is best the time for designers to make a social impact.

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The Guide to Front-End Prototyping

View the original post Front-end prototyping is the making of a simulation of the final design. It’s a sample of how the final product will look and feel. This gives the design team something tangible so it can assess its functions, plus it helps uncover flaws. Teams can test the prototype before investing time, money, […]

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Prototypes 101: Set yourself up for iteration (a failure story)

View the original postTL;DR — Prototypes are created because you need to find the answers to design questions. As soon as you have one answer, it sparks new questions and ideas, and so you may need to iterate on your prototype so that it embodies these new questions for your next test loop. That’s why it’s important […]

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Interactive Components: Bring your Prototypes to Life

View the original post To visualize something well and make sure the design gets properly coded without too much back-and-forths with a developer, you’ll need a nice working prototype. Prototypes with interactive components also help when showing your design to stakeholders or other team members—or for usability testing. For a prototype to be great, it […]

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Prototypes, Early Validations and Streamlining the Design Process

View the original post In 2020 I wrote an article under the title “Sketching and Quick Ideation in Design Processes”, which aimed to draw focus on the powerful narrative that is created when teams utilize Sketching exercises, to rapidly devise visible and potential solutions for users to respond to. This article and reflection is a […]

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Prototyping Remote

6–10–14 rapid prototyping: a remote group activity recharges your UX team

View the original postThis activity helps us to reconnect with co-workers in a way we never experienced before. “Describe how you’re feeling as you wrap-up this week.” “Fatigued. Tired. Overwhelmed…” A month ago, we distributed a survey to all UX members at our company to do a working-from-home pulse check. Not surprisingly, people were buried in […]

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How to validate ideas in 4 days and build products faster

View the original postIf you’re building a digital or physical product, working on a business model, or defining an innovation project, a Design Sprint will make things easier for you. It’s a kick-off process that will allow you to validate ideas and compress months of work into a few weeks and guarantee you and your […]

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Add GIFs to Your Prototypes to Build More Engaging Products

View the original post Adding movement to your landing pages plays a role in improving engagement and increasing conversions. The benefits of movement aren’t limited to your landing pages, though. People feel more engaged with digital products that include any type of movement, including video, interactions, and GIFs. For many people, GIFs have become a […]

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Your Prototype Videos Could Come With Big Benefits

View the original post The amount of online video has grown tremendously in recent years. In 2020, 239 million people viewed digital videos. Google Sites, which includes YouTube, had 205 million unique views in January 2021.  Obviously, people enjoy video content. Many companies, however, do not add videos to their products until right before their […]

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Beyond prototyping: InVision updates that take collaboration to the next level

View the original postPrototyping is an essential step in product creation. Yet prototypes don’t always come with the context needed to build out a design, nor do they offer a designated place to brainstorm or iterate. That’s why we’re excited to announce a few InVision updates that better integrate prototypes into your team’s collaborative workflow. Send screens […]