Low Fidelity Prototypes (Lo-Fis) are a great technique for exploring new concepts and approaches.
- An overview of 3 different lo-fi methods in You can’t deny the lo-fi. Published by gravitytank in 2011.
- Scenario boards can be used to improve validation of early product and service concepts. Authored by Insight Product Development and published by the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) in January 2006.
- Prototype Technologies are Ruining Your Prototypes. Published by Bob Zimmerman on the Getting Predictable blog on June 7, 2011.
Why invest your time in these articles?
If you were on the team inventing the iPod or the Tivo, you couldn’t just ask potential customers for their opinions on the products, since they couldn’t even imagine them. Lo-Fis are a rapid and low-cost method for prototyping new concepts and getting rich feedback.