- Early clarification of design, functionality and look and feel of a later product
The system of objectives is often not clearly defined in early stages of product development. On-site teams often meet and therefore have the change of hamonizing their understanding and their imagination of the later product, e.g. through using of sketches, gestures, etc.. As virtual teams do often not have this change so often it is helpful to prepare early mockups. Depending from the product this can be a virtual mockups (for physical products) or a highly interlinked PDF file allowing for quasi browing through an application (for software), e.g. prepared by a special mockup software.
Early clarification of design, functionality and look and feel of a later product.
- Mockup tools
- Awareness of the importance of visual explication for virtual teams
- Availability of appropriate software tools
- Arranging with missunderstanding
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