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Quickly bring ideas to life, then test with real users to understand its feasibility, build a business case and unlock investment.

Before you spend time and money, or seek investment to build a production-grade system, you need to answer four key questions.

  • Does it solve a genuine business challenge?
  • Will people use it?
  • Is it technically feasible?
  • Can it be delivered within regulatory constraints?

Our prototyping and validation service gives you the answers. You get a working mock-up, advice on how to proceed, critical evidence to support your business case and indicative costs.

How we rapidly prototype and validate

Prototyping and validation can take as little as three weeks, depending on the complexity of your idea.

We create a prototype with the right level of technical fidelity to answer the four key questions.

Here’s what a typical three-week journey looks like.

Week 1

  • Develop ‘customer FAQs’ that explain the problem from your users’ perspective
  • Agree scope of prototype and testing
  • Create high-level paper prototypes
  • Begin developing look-and-feel
  • Initial user tests
  • Plan for following week

Week 2

  • Create first digital prototype with key pages/screens
  • Further user testing
  • Iterate digital prototype, based on user tests
  • Review results
  • Plan for following week
  • Stakeholder demo

Week 3

  • Finalise digital prototype
  • Presentation of findings and recommended next steps to your key stakeholders

What you get

  • Working prototype, in line with the agreed scope
  • Outline of findings, including quotes and video from user testing
  • If the idea merits pursuing: Future workstream recommendations to develop a production-ready system and approximate costings
  • If the process highlights issues with the idea: Advice on whether to continue with the concept and how to adapt it
  • Optional: Presentation and Q&A with your project sponsors or investors, to support your business case
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