Not sure which prototype to use? Here’s your guide to strategic prototyping.

Prototypes are essential tools to ensure efficient, cost-effective and ultimately successful EdTech products. With the correct prototype, your product team ensures efficient resource allocation, mitigates risks, meets user needs, and effectively communicates the value of a concept with stakeholders.

But in order to get the most out of your prototyping, your UX team needs to be strategic. Different prototypes make more practical sense than others, depending on which stage of the design process you’re in and the specific goals you aim to achieve.

Our Guide to Prototyping demystifies this aspect of UX design with a detailed tour through the different stages of prototyping—from initial paper sketching to functional iterating. You’ll come away understanding:

  • Different prototypes and their purpose
  • The stage in which they’re most effective
  • The nuances to their deployment that only an expert UX design agency can provide.

“Choose the Perfect Prototype for the Job Every Time” isn’t just a guide — it’s your UX team’s design companion that will help them make informed decisions, optimize time and resources, and create a user-centered design that meets both business goals and user expectations.

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    Annie Hensley

    As Director of UX Design, Annie is responsible for ensuring our team continues to deliver superior client and user experiences that result in tangible business outcomes. That includes fostering collaboration and crossover between our design and research teams, mentorship and career guidance, stewardship of Openfield’s culture and values, as well as, contributing to strategic decisions that ensure our company continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of EdTech clients and users. As an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), she is committed to ensuring accessibility standards are met by our team. Annie is a lifelong runner who completed the Boston Marathon for a second consecutive year in 2023. She is an avid lover of parks of all sorts – theme parks, ballparks, and National Parks (even revisiting Parks and Recreation too many times to count).

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