Digital prototyping is an innovative way to test your ideas before they are put into practice. Modern technologies have enabled us to carry out prototyping which results in the creation of a final but virtual product in a digital dimension, before its physical production. Prototypes can take many forms but each one is created to verify the fundamental assumptions of the project.
Pros of Digital Prototyping
Here are some of the advantages of digital prototyping.
Possibility of presenting the idea to users
Prototyping can be used as the first stage of experimentation in the product development process. Moreover, it is the first chance to make your concept visible to the target users. Creating a virtual prototype takes into account all the stages of work that would take place when creating a physical product. Prototypes come in many different forms, but each one is created to test the basic design concept and first impression of the user group.
This type of activity can be very helpful in gaining commitment from stakeholders and investors. Any funding proposal you do will be seriously boosted by a tangible version of the product. Reactions to the test concept are then used to guide the next stage of development. Being able to present your idea to users
This in turn helps you to better understand the proposed features of your project, the risks involved, its potential impact on the market and whether or not you have an idea worth pursuing.
Digital prototyping enables individuals and companies of all sizes to get their products to market faster.
With early testing, your final product will almost certainly get to market faster. Using digital prototypes allows you to increase design efficiency and innovation. You’ll save time and money by reducing the number of physical prototypes needed, so getting a new concept to market may be quicker than you think.
Confrontation of business assumptions and ideas of the system with real customer expectations.
Allowing ourselves to create a digital prototype helps the developers to understand the operation of the system. In addition, we will gain a more accurate planning of work, quicker estimation of costs and time needed to implement the project. In the event of errors occurring, we will not be exposed to glaring losses. And the fewer usable errors at the beginning, the fewer corrections at a later stage of work. This in turn will avoid exposing users to the frustrations of using a buggy system.