This approach works. By using these six steps we can quickly create a carefully considered prototype, validate it with users, and scope out the full project. Your involvement is just four to five meetings . . . because we’re pretty sure you already have a full-time job.

Good collaboration is key to building the best possible product. We leverage your knowledge, build stakeholder buy-in, and apply pivotal user feedback before the full project even begins.

Check out our six steps to a successful project.

First, we establish user types and create product workflows (aka what the users need to do). User stories are created from these workflows, so we can document details in easy-to-understand text.

Core user stories reveal critical features that need to be sketched out. Stakeholders vote to choose their favorites so the winners can be tested with users.

Next we identify any assumptions that need to be verified with users during prototype testing. All requirements, user stories, and success criteria are decided upon and documented.

A functional prototype is created from the user stories while keeping the requirements and success criteria in mind. This prototype is shared with stakeholders and refined before testing.

Users from the target audience test the prototype (which includes assumptions, identified features, and key interactions) and provide feedback. Adjustments are made to the prototype as needed.

After testing and refining, documentation is created to define the project scope, deliverables, and user experience. The final output includes an estimate to build the final product.