A high-fidelity prototype is an interactive representation of the product in its closest resemblance to the final design in terms of details and functionality.** **
From a user testing point of view, a high-fidelity prototype is close enough to a final product to be able to examine usability questions in detail and make strong conclusions about how behavior will relate to use of the final product.
High fidelity prototypes are more time consuming to create but yield more subtlety and nuance. However, high fidelity prototypes should only be created at the final stages of the design process. After divergent ideas have been explored, tested, and iterated upon using paper or low-fidelity prototypes.
Created by: Joe Steinkamp | Last updated by: Joe Steinkamp