Quickly and cost-effectively test your assumptions and concepts with users

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What is Prototyping?

Prototyping involves creating early versions of digital products to test and refine their design and functionality. 

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Why is Prototyping important?

Effective prototyping is important because it allows for rapid iteration and refinement, helping to ensure that the final app meets user needs and preferences. It also helps to identify potential issues early on and can lead to a more successful final product.

The Rocketmakers Approach

Prototyping is typically managed by our UX team who are experts in understanding the key experiments that need to be tested.

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Sometimes this also includes investigative work from developers called “technical spikes” if the success of a  product will rely on an especially innovative or unknown technology.

The team will work with you to identify the key areas of risk and formulate a plan to test these risks as early as possible. This often involves building something which “feels” like a real product into users hands as inexpensively as possible.

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A successful prototyping phase will mean users' needs are well understood and validated before developing highly polished designs or building functionality out into code, at which point changes before more expensive.

The feedback gained from a prototype can be invaluable when it comes to further UX/UI design and scoping out what functionality should be included in your MVP.