Prototyping is the making of a representation of a solution to a design problem in such a way that a user can experience it. Prototypes are not meant to function but rather to let users interact with them so as to provide feedback. Prototyping is a crucial part of iterative design processes, design thinking, and user-centered design.
What Is a Prototype: A Guide to Functional UX
Prototypes are one of the most important steps in the design process, yet still confusing for some designers and project teams.
Sketch, Scroll, or Swipe?
How to choose the right prototyping method when field testing your global product
Six Steps to Superior Product Prototyping: Lessons from an Apple and Oculus Engineer
In this exclusive interview, Kalinowski discusses how and why you must define your non-negotiables before starting to build prototypes. She dives deep on specific approaches for squeezing the most iterations and improvements out of the process — the more iterations, the better the product, after all.
Craft plugin by Invision Labs
Craft by InVision Labs is a free and powerful set of plugins for sketch and photoshop that can help you streamline your design workflow.
Prototyping with Sketch
Learn how to use Sketch together with prototyping tools to improve your workflow and quickly create wireframes or early versions of our finished product to showcase how they work or behave.
Sketch is a design toolkit built to help you create your best work — from your earliest ideas, through to final artwork.
Framer is the best way to create interactive designs from start to finish. Design from scratch and then easily turn your work into high-fidelity prototypes. Used by Facebook, Google, and more.
Principle makes it easy to design animated and interactive user interfaces. Whether you're designing the flow of a multi-screen app, or new interactions and animations, Principle lets you create designs that look and feel amazing.
The world's best companies use InVision to design the products you love. Try InVision free and turn your screens into live, clickable prototypes in seconds.
Turn sketches, mockups and designs into web, iPhone, iOS, Android and Apple Watch app prototypes.
The App Design App Flinto is a Mac app used by top designers around the world to create interactive and animated prototypes of their app designs.
Resource Cards - Selected free resources for designers
Resource Cards is a growing list of free resources aimed to help creatives with their next project.
Compose elaborate interactions and animations easy, and build sensor-aided prototypes without a line of code.
Atomic puts advanced interactive design features like logic, data, and variables, into the hands of every designer.