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The 5 Dimensions of Prototype Fidelity

How well does what I’m designing represent the final product?

“Hi-fi” (high-fidelity) audio equipment gives listeners the impression they’re sitting near the orchestra. It’s high content fidelity but low visual fidelity. Images courtesy of the author.

TThe product design process suffers when individuals and teams fail to intentionally apply fidelity to a prototype. Fidelity doesn’t just mean “visual quality.” Designers must lead and product teams must help control five dimensions of every prototype.

What is prototype…




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Kyle Murphy

Kyle Murphy

Former dev->designer->PM->People Ops VP @Hudl. I help people connect their passion to a clear product strategy as a consultant. Bad 🏌️‍♂️

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