Prototyping and validation are essential steps in the design process. When diving into a design project, it is extremely important to test your ideas to ensure effectiveness and functionality. It may seem like an obvious assertion, but it is surprising how often these processes are overlooked. Prototyping and validation can save a project both money and time and ensure that neither are wasted.
If you are going to invest in an product development project, you need to really understand why both processes are vital. Therefore, it is imperative to explore what they involve, and the benefits they can offer. We will give you an in-depth introduction to the role of prototyping and validation in reducing the risk of errors or non-functional design solution as well as increasing the performance of your business
A prototype allows a designer or a developer to give an idea or concept a physical form – essentially giving it life. A physical product allows for unique tactile feedback that you can’t receive when an idea is still in the abstract or 3D model an a screen. All the way from the beginning of a project it is crucial to test and evaluate each element to ensure intended functionality and user experience. There are different categories of prototypes that explore varying aspects of design and functionality. It is important to understand each to decide which type will help achieve a specific goal. The following are the most common categories, we see at QDP:
As is evident, each prototype variation has different benefits and it is important to know which will suit the needs of a particular product..
The intention of the validation process is to ensure that a design results in a product that meets the operational needs specified by the intended user. In most development processes, a set of validation requirements (defined by the user), specifications and regulations help keep flow delimited and ensure intended use. Validation will help identify gaps and identify avenues to fill those gaps – helping create a more sound product.
Validation and prototyping are complicated processes that require expertise and accuracy. Therefore, we recommend against facing this stage of product development without a capable professional to assist you. QDP is ready to provide prototyping and validation services for your project.
Our experience of working with all types of prototypes, allows us to help you meet your specific project goals. We will select the prototype for your project and give you a clear insight into the advantages it will grant you. Working in close collaboration with you, we will help you forward with your product development and develop it from a concept into a valid, existing product.
If you want to know, whether your product meets the validation requirements of the user and regulations advanced by global standards, our experts, after getting familiarized with user requirements, will assess your project and give you a valid outline of the weak and strong points of your product.