make your hypothesis tangible

Choose from different prototyping techniques and tools to make your product vision tangible. Test your tangible prototype in front of customers to verify your hypothesis.



Design Sprint

 

This methodology used by Google Venture, helps startups to solve complexe problems within 5 days (unpack, sketch, decide, prototype, test).

 

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StoryboardThat

 

Create an illustrated user story to visualize the use of your new product and align the perception of your new product.

 

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moovly

 

Create a simple but powerful, animated video to showcase the use of your product to potential customers.

 

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GIMP

 

A free "Photoshop-like" program, that allows you to edit pictures and therefore lets you showcase your product in the one or the other way (downside: download).

 

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PIXLR

 

A great and featurerich alternative to Photoshop and GIMP but accessible as a web app over your browser.

 

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SketchUp Make

 

This tool alows you to create 3D models online and is a good help when it comes to visualize your product or facility.

 

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Fake Press Release

 

Apply the "Amazon-method" and create a Fake Press Release about your product to thoroughly think about the needs of your future customers.

 

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POP

 

POP stands for Prototyping On Paper and alows you to literally draw a prototype on paper, picture it and make it interactive like an app: great tool to start.

 

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Prott

 

Similar to POP, this tool alows you to create pototypes out of smartphone pictures. Later those pictures can be simply replaced through real visuals.

 

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InVision

 

A powerful, free prototyping tool that is trusted by big companies like Twitter, UBER and Evernote.

 

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Marvel

 

Another great prototyping tool, that lets you and your team work on a prototype, from design to testing.

 

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Pixate

 

Pixate is a 4-ever free prototyping software, acquired by Google and further used by Facebook and Apple. Try it out to create advance mobile prototypes.

 

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Launchrock

 

A simple landing page designer to reach out to early customers. Unlike other website design tools, only for landing pages and absolutly no paid plan.

 

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strikingly

 

Another great and simple way to set up a beautiful landing page within minutes, rather than days.

 

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Arduino

 

Use Arduino components for hardware prototypes - Arduino is an open-source electronics plattform based on easy-to-use hardware and software.

 

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Raspberry Pi

 

Similar to Arduino, Raspberry Pi provides easy-to-use hardware components. Unlike Arduino, Raspberry Pi is a fully functional computer.

 

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SAM

 

A very promising hardware prototyping tool, focusing on the Internet of Things. SAM's components are connected over bluetooth and no coding is required.

 

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3D Hubs

 

Gives you access to more than 25'000 3D printing services around the globe. Pick a local 3D printing service and get your tangible prototype fast and easy.

 

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i.materialise

 

You can easily upload your 3D files to i.materialise and they produce it for you. They shipp worldwide, the shipping terms vary from country to country.

 

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Shapeways

 

Like i.materialise, Shapeways is a order and deliver platform for custom 3D designs. Upload your design, get it printed and shipped.

 

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Service Blueprint

 

Use the Canvanizer Template to create a Service Blueprint, a customer-focused analysis of the factors that are necessary to produce an excellent service.

 

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