Prototypes and rapid web design

Many user interface designers use prototypes and rapid web design techniques to visualize the final product before it is developed.

Design revisions are the most time consuming and expensive phase of site design. When the team analyzes and then uses prototypes to create pages, revisions to the published pages are minimal.

Develop the prototype and print it. Review the design with the appropriate team members and annotate the prototype, and annotate what to update on each page.

Define the following elements within the prototype.

  • The site map for the entire site.
  • A detailed prototype of every intended page, including elements such as links, link destinations, content, page names, and page descriptions.