As a software developer it is important that before you simply dive into a project and begin creating a website, you test your thoughts to ensure they are most appropriate way of fulfilling your business needs. Prototyping offers an approach to test what looks great and is fit for purpose, whether it is a website, mobile app or an enterprise software.
Prototyping is characterized as an initial or preliminary version from which different forms are developed. This gives you understanding into the functionality of your design and any changes required with a specific end goal to make your work a pleasure to use. Prototyping allows designer to create a form out of a concept so that everyone who is involved in the process can give their feedback and make necessary amendments before the final version is developed. From the very beginning of a project, it is important to test each element and to ensure that it all works as intended. Navigating around a working prototype and trying out different actions enables you to experience what it would be like to use the interface. Depending on the feedback received, you can implement the changes and create the ultimate product with the elements that a small subset of your audience has deemed important. You can explore all the functions and solve any problems during the planning stage, rather than discovering them through testing at a later stage when it might not be so easy to get them fixed.
Prototyping helps to remove ambiguities and enhance accuracy in interpretation of system prerequisites and functionality and ensure that the solution does what it is supposed to do. Above infographics provide some very interesting stats about the importance of Prototyping and its impact on business.