Prototype reviews

Get feedback early. Share links to your interactive prototypes with a user and guide them in a moderated session.

What is a Prototype Review and when should I use one?

One of the best ways to fully integrate accessibility into your product cycles is to consider it early and often. A Prototype Review is a video-based session directly with one of Fable’s community members. Meet with an alternative navigation or screen magnification user to get feedback on your prototypes. In these moderated sessions, you’ll walk a user through your interactive prototype, and they’ll provide feedback and help shape your user experience, pre-code.

You should request a Prototype Review if you are looking to:

  • Get valuable user feedback early on in product cycles

  • Validate design decisions

  • Reduce development time by addressing accessibility early on

Who can I meet with?

Get initial thoughts and feedback on interactive protoypes (using tools like Figma, Axure and InVision) from screen magnification or alternative navigation users. You’ll then be able further specify any preferences you may have, from Assistive Technology type to the browser used.

Don’t see the participant profile you’re looking to interview? Fable grows its community of participants based on the needs of our customers. If you have specific recruitment requirements, please let us know.

How do I request a Prototype Review?

Creating a Prototype Review request is easy. Like any request, start by selecting ‘Create’ from the Fable platform. Select an existing Project, or create a new one – every request must be assigned to a ‘Project’. Select ‘Prototype Review’ and you’ll be on your way!

To request a Prototype Review you’ll need information on the the following:

  • Testing audience: Who do you want to meet with? Choose from alternative navigation or screen magnification users. You can then specify additional tech specs like browser preferences.
  • Meeting details: When and why would you like to meet? This includes date, time and a description of your goals/objectives.
  • Credentials and access: How will your participant access your product? This includes any special instructions or existing environments.
  • Live links: What will your participant be interacting with? This includes proving any URLs you’ll want the participant to review.

Don’t have all of this information yet? No problem! You can always exit and save your Prototype Review request as a draft at any point during the process.

Tips for success

All Prototype Reviews are booked for 60 minutes, which can go by surprisingly quick! Below are some suggestions to make the most of your time, and ensure you have a successful Prototype Review. For more tips, be sure to check out the article: 5 tips on conducting a Prototype Review.

  • Prepare your questions beforehand: Make a list of questions and have clear objectives prior to joining the session.

  • Pick task flows that can be completed during one sessio