Here are 4 reasons for prototyping applications first. By prototyping, I mean an emphasis on building working applications rapidly:
It is much easier to edit an existing application that to try to dream one up with nothing visual and interactive to work with.
Too much planning leads to over-complication. Sometimes you can be too smart for you own good. “What if the user wants to do X or Y.” Don’t guess, find out.
A working application that can be tweaked beats a theoretical application that is perfect (and either sucks when it’s “done” or never sees the light of day)
A Prototype forces you to focus on the core functionality, that makes or breaks your idea. Trust us, the logo is not your killer feature.
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