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What is a Prototype?

As any UX designer can tell you, testing web sites as you build them is not easy. But, as they would also tell you, there are so many changes that happen during the design process! Well, thankfully, there’s a simple, elegant solution to this conundrum: prototyping!

What is a Prototype?

A prototype is an interactive tool a UX designer can use to test design and functionality before the site goes live. What, exactly, does all that mean? It means that you create a test version of a page, app, or site that can be used internally on your team to iterate on an idea, without having developers do the time-consuming, expensive work of changing the site as you go.

Here’s how a prototype works:

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