4th benefit of prototyping – using it instead of traditional documentation to reduce misunderstandings and misinterpretations among teams.
Third benefit of prototyping – crystallizing your own thoughts before even showing your prototype to anyone else. Helps a lot to see where there are gaps in your own understanding. Just sketch your thoughts and I am sure you will see something that you haven’t thought through.
Second main benefit of prototyping – improving communication with the other team members. It is much more reliable to communicate your ideas and vision using something visual and tangible to minimize risk of misunderstanding.
The most important benefit of prototyping is that you can start testing with your users much earlier than waiting for the product release, which results in crucial learnings that can help you come to realization that you need to change the course of your product. This benefit will result in you saving lots of time.