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accepted When does a prototype become alpha software?
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comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
@Izhaki I've seen both. Sometimes eager developers will try to implement our prototypes by plugging them directly into their dev environments, other times clients will continuously widen the scope of the prototype to try and evolve it into a finished product.
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comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
I agree entirely. However when should work begin on that correct foundation?
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comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
When, before being "online", would you say the developer transitions from prototype code to production level code?
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comment When does a prototype become alpha software?
@DA01 I suppose the hope is that along the way someone has found a decent process or set of standards for how and when to make the transition, naturally always with a bit of room for variance given the differing situations you mentioned.
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comment How to handle nonfunctional elements in prototype?
Our tests don't always allow many researchers to be present, unfortunately. When it only takes a few minutes to add methods for capturing metrics, I thought it may ease the burden of the moderator and allow them to focus more of metrics that can't be easily captured, like body language. Ideally we'd have enough people and time to get everything right, but our users time is extremely limited and meeting with them at all can be a major challenge :)
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reviewed No Action Needed Technical Word for “time spent on website”?
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comment How to handle nonfunctional elements in prototype?
I really appreciate the detailed answer you've provided here. I was hoping to get some insight from actual user testing and it sounds like you've had that experience. We may be looking to let our metrics capture most the interactions, so I was considering putting hit boxes over elements that don't work, just to see where they click, even if there is no feedback, so we can evaluate it later. Then we can see patterns between participants. Any thoughts on that approach?
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answered Which alternative text (alt) for static maps?
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comment How to handle nonfunctional elements in prototype?
I definitely agree with the extra information being unobstrusive and likely concise as well. Making sure they understand it is no fault of their own is not something I had thought of, and would clearly be important. Thanks!