Experience Your Product Before It Gets Built
Sure, you can build a house without blueprints – but you shouldn’t. You can also develop a software product without designing a prototype first – but you shouldn’t. The premise is simple: it is easier, less expensive and smarter to make changes to the design of a house or the design of a software product before it is built. Our prototypes may be “non-functional” in that there is no code making calls to a database, but they feel very much like a live product. The benefits of creating a prototype not only save you a ton of money but it also allows you to:
- Validate Your Business: Any holes in your business model will come screaming out once you begin interacting with a prototype.
- Uncover Usability Issues: Putting real users in front of your product helps reveal possible usability issues before a single line of code is developed.
- Provide Better Functional Specs: If a picture tells a thousand words — a prototype saves thousands of dollars. There’s simply nothing more valuable than providing a development team with a prototype along with a well-written set of functional specs.
- Secure Funding: Before Venture Capital or Angel investors will even consider funding a startup, they will need to understand your business and see the vision for where the business can go. A great prototype will help close the deal.