ClearPeople have built a .NET prototyping framework which breathes life into the static design. It is exceptionally helpful at demonstrating interactivity and refining the small design and usability niggles before the build phase.

Framework Refinement

It is also a wonderful engagement tool that our customers find useful too, in which they can demonstrate the hard work of the discovery phase to their stakeholders. In fact, there are so many benefits that the front end prototype provides, it has become instrumental in our delivery process.

The Discovery Phase

Primarily it facilitates the transition from the discovery phase into the build phase by simplifying the integration of the front end development code within the back end team. As it’s built in .NET, nothing is thrown away and the prototype becomes the definitive interactive and design lead for the build going forward. It is far easier for our Quality Assurance (QA) team to compare the prototype to the build, rather than comparing it to static design, where meaning is sometimes misinterpreted.

All in all, it’s just easier to work with, simpler to understand for all and far less ‘translation issues’ arise with an interactive prototype included in the discovery phase. Highly recommended!

HTML Prototype screen
“There are so many benefits that the front-end prototype provides, it has become instrumental in our delivery process.”