Paper Prototyping

Type of record:
  • Micro method
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
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Creating prototypes from paper is a very powerful tool in Design Thinking and Lean Startup and is often underestimated. The application area of paper prototyping is not limited to the illustration of digital formats and user interfaces of apps, but can represent the complete analog area of our life.

Simple stickers, wristbands, vending machines, household appliances, packaging ... which are brought to life from paper or cardboard.

Experience shows that many users can only give relevant feedback on ideas if they are in front of them as a prototype and can also be touched.
  • Effective for design innovations
  • Effective for disruptive innovations
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for process innovations
  • Effective for product innovations
  • Effective for radical innovations
  • Effective for service innovations
  • Effective for technology innovations
  • P6 Idea enrichment (idea combination - idea integration)
  • P8 Early Prototyping (testing the idea directly on the user)
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