What is a Prototype?

Prototype Definition

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product that is built to test a concept or process. It is typically used to validate the product’s design and functionality and gather end-user feedback before investing in mass production. It also helps with the development of specifications for the actual finished product.


What is an example of a prototype?

Examples of prototypes include paper drawings, 3D prints, digital models, and scale models.

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What is a prototype in design?

A prototype is a simple experimental model of a proposed solution intended to quickly and economically test or validate ideas, design assumptions, and other parts of its conception so that the designer(s) involved can make necessary refinements or changes in direction. Prototypes come in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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What tools are used to examine a prototype product pre-launch?

Pilot studies, field demonstrations, and user feedback sessions are some of the tools that can be used to test prototypes pre-launch.

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