When do we prototype and how often?

A lot of questions have been asked around when prototyping should take place in the design process, and how often we should be doing it. @devanshi_sihare - I’d love your thoughts!

Prototyping should start early in the design process – right after ideation. The initial prototypes can be low-fidelity, quick and easy to create, and are used to explore different design directions and generate feedback from users.

Prototyping should continue throughout the design process, becoming more refined and higher fidelity as the design progresses. Each iteration of the prototype should incorporate feedback from previous testing and be used to refine the design.

The frequency of prototyping depends on the complexity of the project and the resources available. In some cases, designers may create multiple prototypes in a day or a week, while in others, the process may take several weeks or months.