Need a digital prototype for your next software project? We create detailed flows designed specifically for your target users.
Do I need a prototype?
The #1 reason why digital prototypes are made is to test, and create a blueprint for software development. When we build software, a prototype needs to be formed to explain the user flow, test ideas, and estimate build costs and time-frames.
Many of our clients come in with an idea that isn't as fleshed out as they thought it was once we start building a prototype. It's hard to fully plan a software product when it's sitting inside your head. A prototype can help everyone understand what needs to be done to reach your goals.
Since building a software product gets expensive, building out every idea you have would be impossible. If you are looking to test your ideas with investors or high-level members of your business, getting a prototype is a great affordable option.
Our prototypes are built by our dedicated UI/UX Design team created to help entrepreneurs and businesses reach their goals in a smarter way.
We believe in working as one cohesive team with our clients. The traditional vendor-client relationship is too transactional to fully capture your vision. As one team, we can work together to help bring your software to life with some enhancements along the way.
We follow a three-step process based in collaboration and efficient communication that leads to a well-designed prototype that meets your needs and expectations:
Dive deeper into our process
Just how all of our other services start—a consultation is held to understand your goals. This time our UI/UX Design team will be there to ask questions and learn about your vision.
In order to build an effective prototype, a site map must be made first. A site map documents every screen needed, and shows how all the screens connect to each other. This helps build a user flow.
Finally, a prototype is made based on your idea and style preferences. Of course, since some design elements are subjective, regular updates and revisions are expected.
Kris Dillon, and the team at Deep Fork Technology, have provided exceptional consulting services for our start-up software company. I'd highly recommend DFT to anyone thinking of starting a new venture or anyone needing consultation on a technology-related solution.
I hired them to help me in building/transferring my ideas to paper and to build a system that worked smoothly, and they delivered. I highly recommend anyone out there with an idea of any kind to console Deep Fork Technology and see all of the perks that they can supply for you.
Deep Fork has been prompt in helping with our startup making strides towards an MVP. Our team looks forward to working with them to further develop our product for market readiness.
We've been where you are. Being a development shop for nearly a decade, and working through the COVID-19 pandemic, we've had many challenges and setbacks to overcome. Doing so, has ultimately helped us understand our clients better.
We are dedicated to helping small businesses overcome their challenges, and so far there hasn't been anything we couldn't solve with app development.
Tell us about your problem
A digital prototype is a non-functional version of your finished software. A prototype is used to understand your idea more and can be used for AB testing, attracting investors, developing pitches and more. Prototypes are detailed with animations, colors, and hopefully the final content in place. We then use the prototype as a blueprint for software developers when you decide to start building your product.
1 ) A wireframe is a simplified skeleton that makes up the user flow, or the path taken by a user to achieve functionality goals. Usually a wireframe is the second thing built right after a site map, and is later on molded into a fully interactive digital prototype.
2 ) A Prototype acts as a glimpse into your finished software process, and can be used for AB testing, attracting investors, developing pitches and more. Prototypes are detailed with animations, colors, and hopefully the final content in place. We then use the prototype as a blueprint for software developers when you decide to start building your product.
It costs around $1500 to upwards of $5000 for a digital prototype. The price depends on how complex your app needs to be. More screens, functionality, crazy designs, and revisions will all increase the price. Still, the price for a prototype is well worth it when considering the value it brings to the future of your software product.
When designing an app prototype, there are 2 great options. 1 ) Figma, a free prototyping software that makes it easy to collaborate with clients and team members. 2 ) Adobe XD is a great paid option for designers who already own the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.
UX, or User Experience Design, is a job dedicated to making software more accessible and user-friendly. UX Designers use empathy and best-practices to create an engaging experience that is easy to understand for the target users of an app or other software.
The first step when building a digital prototype is understanding the software in question. Once the main funtionality and user goals are understood, a site-map and a simple wireframe is made to detail the user flow. Finally a detailed prototype is made based on the other steps, in a program like Figma, or Adobe XD. Each screen is connected to each other using buttons, swipes, etc to create a fully interactive blueprint for your software project.
We can't speak for every company, because everyone has different terms and contracts when building prototypes, but with Deep Fork, you fully own your prototype once the agreed upon bill is paid.
UI, or User Interface Design, is the process of creating the look and feel of an app, website, or other software product. This includes colors, typography, imagery, layout, animations, interactive components and more. User Interface Designers are an important part of the software development process, as without a UI Designer, a majority of developers will deliver a product that doesn't meet proper design standards.
Yes! Since building software is a long process, it's important to showcase updates and generate hype around a product launch. This is where a digital prototype comes in handy. Advertise your awesome-looking prototype on social media, or send it around the office to generate excitement and reel-in investors.