Video prototyping is a simple way to show new and speculative designs, ideas, scenarios, futures or products. Showing a video gives you a clear idea of how users might perceive a concept that might be difficult to prototype otherwise.
1. Select a concept to prototype, Split the concept into steps that need to be shown and explained.
2. Write a script that clearly explains all the steps of the solution and how they work within the desired context.
3. Create a storyboard based on the script.
4. Organize everything that is needed to proceed for filming (actors, cameras, permits, etc.)
5. Film according to your plan and schedule.
6. Develop special graphics and/or special effects if needed.
7. Edit all the clips into a consistent story and render it.
8. Recruit and gather potential users of the design, show them the video.
9. Collect notes and feedback on the user’s reaction to the prototype.
When a complex idea needs to be quickly tested.
To test a promising idea that is complicated or time consuming to prototype.
Make sure that the prototype is clear and easy to follow by different users and/or stakeholders. Usually high production yields better results.
A video prototype of an idea and feedback on what works and what doesn’t.
Consider if the idea works, if it needs to be polished or if it needs to be trashed.
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