To make sure it is viable before developing it, it’s best to:
Exploratory prototypes cannot be used for product development as they are neither scalable nor extensible. The sole purpose of developing one is to evaluate the viability of a product idea.
If you are just looking for ways to save initial development costs and go gradually, it’s best to:
Such a prototype will be similar to a minimum viable product (MVP). We have a plan on how to transit such prototypes into production quality solutions without redeveloping them.
Before rebranding its social network to xing.com, OpenBC decided to run focus groups to evaluate new approaches. Developing a new system just for research purposes seemed impractical to the company, so it contracted us to create a working prototype with a new user interface.
The company used the prototype to improve user experience and eventually launch xing.com without major usability flaws to fix.
Budget: 20,000 USD.
For this project, we developed another kind of prototype. The purpose was to quickly evaluate the workability of the approach to solving a non-trivial problem. We prototyped an algorithm for evaluating the tone of text comments. The prototype was designed to load comments from an Instagram account, evaluate their tone (which could be positive or negative), and provide statistics. The prototype helped the client decide whether they should use this approach in developing a final product.
Budget: 14,000 USD.
Gradarius is a system for teaching calculus. An important part of the project was the development of a web interface for entering solutions to complex mathematical problems. Students were supposed to enter their solutions as sequences of formulas and get real-time feedback.
We prototyped user experience to create a truly user-friendly interface. We consequentially developed several prototypes and used the most successful one in developing a final product.
Budget: 30,000 USD (for 3 prototypes).
We prototyped a mobile client for a complex LMS system with a web interface that had no API. We reverse-engineered the system to create a mobile client that would interact with it the same way a web application should. The purpose of the prototype was to demonstrate to an investor the technical feasibility of creating a user-friendly mobile client.
Budget: 25,000 USD.
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