From prototype to product
As the project progressed we made the prototypes more “functional” by using real data and user input. With these prototypes we could learn about technical aspects, like if the data quality would affect the product value, and how different frameworks could create new possibilities. It also meant users could test the products on their own without an interviewer guiding them. A small group of IKEA co-workers used the prototypes in the activity based office for a couple of weeks. The data and feedback we collected helped us further improve the user experience.