According to a study by the Nielsen Norman Group, testing a prototype with just five users can uncover up to 85% of usability issues.* Here are two methods we use to test our products with future users:

Live User Testing:

Conducting user testing is a great way to get feedback from actual users. You can observe users as they interact with your prototype and gather their feedback on the design. This can help you identify areas that need improvement and get a better understanding of how users are using your solution.

Remote Usability Testing:

Platforms like UserTesting or TryMata can be used to conduct large scale remote usability testing, which allows you to get feedback from users anywhere in the world. These tools typically offer video recordings of users interacting with your prototype and provide detailed feedback on the user experience.

Remember that prototyping is meant to be an iterative process, so be ready to make changes based on feedback, as this will help you create a better end product and prevent unnecessary and expensive changes once products are into full-stack engineering.

UX Prototyping Can Help Your Product Team:

  1. Validate your concept: User Experience prototypes ensure your ideas will deliver ROI early in the process and facilitate interactions investors, partners, customers, and internal stakeholders.
  2. Generate excitement with customers and investors: UX/UI Design can bring your vision to life in a few weeks versus months and gives you the ability to share a fully visualized representation of your software with customers, investors, and partners.
  3. Collaborate with your development team: UX/UI provides very clear visual representations of your end product, making it easy to share requirements and collaborate. This can lower costs, reduce tech debt, and speed time to market.
  4. Pivot products before development: The least expensive time to make large changes to a product is in the UX phase. UI design saves time, money, and resources by shifting refinements before development even starts.