Episode 6

Published on:

24th Apr 2024

6 - Minimize Risk and Maximize Innovation with the Power of Prototyping

Dive into the fascinating world of prototyping with our latest episode! We discuss the game-changing benefits of prototyping, share insights about tools like Adobe XD and Figma, and explore the concept of "Build to Learn". If you're looking to minimize risk, ensure your final product effectively solves problems, and learn how to ease client transitions, this episode is a must-listen.

Topics Discussed:

  1. Importance and Benefits of Prototyping: How prototyping can minimize risks, help ensure the final product effectively solves the problem, and make it easier for clients to transition to the new system.
  2. Prototyping Tools: We talk about tools like Adobe XD and Figma and explain how to use them effectively in the prototyping process.
  3. Concept of "Build to Learn": The idea that the learning process should continue even during the building phase of development, and we give you examples from our own experiences.
  4. Usability Testing: The importance of usability testing at different stages of development. We share some advice on how to conduct effective usability tests.
  5. Challenges of Change for Clients: The difficulties clients often face when transitioning to a new system and how prototyping can help ease this transition.
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About the Podcast

Everyone Can Design
Demystifying UI/UX design, empowering everyone
Designers Alexis Allen and Matt O’Dell bring you practical, actionable advice from their decades of experience designing custom apps. Whether you’re new to the world of design or a seasoned veteran, learn about UI/UX design methods and best practices you can use to create powerful, flexible apps that are also simple and intuitive to use.

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About your hosts

Alexis Allen

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Alexis is a Claris FileMaker designer and developer with over 25 years of experience, and is the founder of fmdesignuniversity.com, a blog devoted to UI/UX design for the Claris FileMaker platform.

Matthew O'Dell

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Matthew is an Experience Designer and People Leader who started his career in software development. He found his home in design after roles in sales engineer, technical marketing, and marketplace strategy. His career has spanned consulting, corporate, and start-ups, and he's most at home as an educator and translator of technical subjects. He also has a degree in Music Education and plays music in his spare time with his band, Numerical Control Society.