Over the past 4-6 weeks, the UX team has been designing and prototyping a number of proof of concepts for the 4.0 projects. A Proof of Concept (POC) is a small exercise to test the design idea or assumption. The main purpose of developing a POC is to demonstrate the purpose and potential of a solution and to verify a certain concept or theory that can be achieved in development.
Prototyping is a valuable exercise that allows the designer to visualise how the product will function, it is a working interactive model of the end product that gives an idea of the design, navigation and layout. While a POC shows that a product or feature can be developed, a prototype shows how it will be developed.
During this time of ideation and prototype development, we have also been rapidly testing our ideas with end users. We wanted to test early and fail fast! And we have learnt so much during this research phase thanks to all our community research volunteers.
We would like to share with you these initial UX prototypes that we have started on. Based on the research we have just performed, we will be refining them over the coming 2 weeks. We will share with you a new update that demonstrates these new changes being incorporated into the designs, preparing them for the next round of usability testing (beginning in a week).
As always, feel free to share your thoughts and ideas and don't forget to sign up to usability testing to part of the next study!
Candice & the UX team
Prototype link: https://t0vat9.axshare.com/