Ten Benefits of Software Prototyping

Sometimes it’s useful to focus on the benefits of doing things in a particular way.

Software Prototyping has many real benefits, but here are some of the main ones:

  1. Clarify requirements;
  2. Increase understanding of a conceptual system;
  3. Provide design focus and direction;
  4. Compare alternative design choices;
  5. Involve business stakeholders;
  6. Involve end-users;
  7. Help visualise and model workflows;
  8. To identify things that won’t work early;
  9. To demonstrate how a built system will work;
  10. To gain support from senior management or investors.

So, if you’re holding back from trying it, don’t!

About John Clark

My name is John Clark and I previously ran a software house called Reynard Thomson, from which this blog originally grew. In the meantime, we launched a video-based user testing service (Kupima) which didn't really take off, and I have since moved into a new field specialising on software-based research & development consultancy. I'm active on LinkedIn, and would love to connect to anyone who has an interest in software prototyping or R&D: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/jtclarkuk/
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