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Digital Prototyping

If your prototyping needs are greater than paper can handle, you may find that a technology-based solution works better for you and your audience. These tools can enable you to showcase exactly how interactive portions of the site or application will appear to users.

Digital prototyping pulls from many other aspects of the design process. You’ll be able to refer to your personas when presenting or testing your digital prototype, to your wireframes for blocking and visual treatment of the prototype, and to visual design assets (if they are available at this point in the process) for a realistic fit and finish to your prototype.

Wireframe vs. Realistic Prototypes

Just as with paper prototyping methods, your mileage may vary with digital prototypes. Depending on the tools, resources, and skills you have at your disposal, as well as the requirements you are dealing with, you may find that having your prototype look like wireframes is good enough for your project. In fact, it may be preferable. Wireframes can show the audience that the project is still a work in progress and not the final, production-ready site.


  

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