A dump for R&D resources I currently use, or could be useful in the future for rapid prototyping, experimentation and development.
A large part of the Product R&D process is rapid experimentation and prototyping, these sites will help with the required efficiency and speed that is vital to successfully moving forwards.
|Create interactive prototypes from Sketch or Figma design files for rapid testing and feedback.
|Axure RP 9
|Prototyping software that helps plan and then seamlessly handoff to developers.
|Easily create animated designs and interactive interfaces.
|Rapid realistic prototyping - import designs that can be made interactive.
|Interactive prototyping that can import Sketch/Figma designs.
|Hi-fidelity prototypes that look and feel like a finished product.
|Software that covers design, prototyping and animation as a single package.
Taking the time to understand what an audience is using a product for is incredibly important to discovering problems and opportunities.
|Identify exactly what users are doing with a product.
|Raw and vast data around product usage including where users are referred from, how long they are on the site for, and what they are looking for.
|Fully understand the existing digital experience of your products for users.
Efficiently taking insights, ideas and user requirements and translating them in to features and a user interface is very important, the various design software found here can solve that and more.
|Design and manage different fidelity elements, symbols and screens using that can easily be exported for prototyping or to code.
|UI design software that encourages collaboration as well as the ability to easily export for prototyping and coding.
|Design, prototype and easily handoff projects.
|Create high fidelity designs and make them interactive inside a single package.
Being able to scale up and efficiently conduct research will help with the speed and success of a project. Leaning on these products can help during rapid development.
|Recruit research participants.
|User interviews and usability testing.
|Use to conduct a screener survey to collect research participants and general data.
|Use for more in depth surveying of an audience, and use their other services for further expansion of particpants.
Being able to test an hypothesis with a real audience is the pinnacle of R&D, and MVPs are one of the most valuable methofs for achieving this.
|Create an app from a spreadsheet.
|Plot personalised maps that can be shared and embedded.
These resources are particularly useful for easily and quickly generating code, as well as other efficiencies.
|Rapidly generate React Native code using this IDE.
|Collaborative and centralised design system that allows designers to sync designs that developers can then grab the code for.