Every product team knows the challenges of translating design into code. Learn how prototyping helps overcome these pain points.
Moving beyond static design into prototyping allows teams to avoid some technical issues and fully vet and detail the product before development begins.
Static mockups are a stumbling block for everyone who isn’t a designer. Stakeholders need to see interactivity, micro interactions, and user flows to understand how a design will work. By adopting prototyping, design teams will see increased understanding and appreciation for their work—not to mention quicker approval than with static assets.
Perhaps the most infamous struggle product teams face is when designers and developers sit down together. But most of this infamous struggle is caused by static design mockups.
Creating prototypes during the design process can help your team get more information from user testing in some situations. Designers need to be able to decide how detailed a prototype should be in order to get the information they need. Being stuck with static mockups all the time limits the effectiveness of testing.
by Kevin Grennan · Design Lead @ Airbnb in Prototyping for Hosts: How a tool for engineers became integral to the design processby Kevin Grennan · Design Lead @ Airbnbin Prototyping for Hosts: How a tool for engineers became integral to the design process