Prototyping is a crucial step in the design process and yet practically nowhere to be found. We shouldn’t be surprised! The medium of choice by the vast majority of designers — Sketch, Figma, Invision — are terrible at building realistic, meaningful prototypes. What could go wrong when we try to validate our designs with illusions?
The future doesn’t have to be like this. Standardization on component-based frameworks like React, growing adoption of design systems, technologies like GraphQL, and a slew of innovative, designer-focused tools that tie everything together, building realistic prototyping is finally within reach. Designers who make the leap into this world will find themselves empowered to create prototypes as an essential part of the design process.
In this talk, we’ll dive deeper into the current state of prototyping and how tools are evolving to allow designers to prototype with code and real data!