Initially mock-ups can be of very low quality. But as designers
understand better the volumes and functional aspects of the
product the mock-up can be of higher quality. A mock-up is used
to demonstrate what a product or space will be after
- This tool focus on customer’s touch point. Which
means the key instances where customers has a
relationship with the system we are designing.
- Designing an experience prototype does not means
that you need to design all screen. Only the most
important screen. However you must design these
screen in a sequence you can narrate as a story.
- There is multiple possibilities to design an experience
prototype. It can be by drawing, digital images,
pictures or a mix of all.
- As a general rule you want to fail early at low cost. That
means that you do not want to invest your time in
detailing your design and then realize that you went
wrong. Thus, we suggest that you keep trying solutions
at low cost before moving towards advanced prototype
- Here is a proposed sequence of tools, feel free to try
- Hand drawing
- Make sure you have plenty of stationary wo work with.
- Collect template from the internet about screen size,
best practice for print, signage, etc. as your design
- Once again, on the internet you can find plenty of icons,
buttons, design elements you can use for your design.
- Be sure you prioritize the user touch point and focus on
the main functions of your design.
- Put yourself on the shoes of your user while designing.
- Ask your neighbors if they understand your design.
- Take comments and suggestions seriously do not feel
- Test early, fail early and cheaply.
- Design a test protocol. That means a sequence of
questions and tasks you would execute with every
- Ask the user to test you prototype. Do not explain how
it work. Just ask the user what he understand from
what you are presenting to him.
- Ask a question:
- What do you think it is about?
- What do you think you can do with this?
- How does it work?
- Is it the way you would like to do things?
- Do you find it useful?
- There is plenty of template you can find on the internet
for this exercise.
- PowerPoint interface template
- Mobile phone screen template
- Wireframe design