The RITE Way to Prototype
When testing prototypes with users, how do we know if the insights we’re gathering will improve the design? How can we make sure developers will implement our suggestions? How do we gain consensus within a team of highly diverse stakeholders?
These are some of the questions we typically ask when testing design concepts with users. In this article, we’ll tell you how we used a method called Rapid Iterative Testing and Evaluation, or RITE, to help us answer them, and we’ll offer some tips that you can try within your own team. We’ve found RITE to be a powerful yet low-risk way to test, validate, and improve on our designs, while engaging and building consensus among stakeholders.