Looking to use a more feature rich prototyping tool than simple, static images, we recently trialled Adobe’s Beta Product’ Experience Designer: Why do we like this product particularly? Because it’s quick and simple to use, we can share a live link out to our customers and this enables them to visualise their product and interact with it before we’ve even started building it.
We made the job of implementing it an internal project because we needed to see how it worked for both us and our clients.
What we discovered is that by interacting with an unbuilt product, our clients can quickly start to document strengths and weaknesses so when we are drawing up a final system specification, we are all comforted to know that their requirement is based on what they have been able to identify as actual need and not just best-guess.
The rapid prototyping project was a resounding success: We’re fine tuning our processes to make the initial brief-gathering a little faster and clearer but once that’s done, we’re rolling this out to all future projects