Prototypes

Definitions

the original or model on which something is based or formed.

Source: Dictionary.com

[O]n an individual basis our definitions and descriptions of what constitutes a “prototype” vary greatly. Prototypes have been described as hi-fidelity, lo-fidelity, functional, nonfunctional, paper, Flash®, HTML, interactive, non-interactive, click-through, garden variety walk-through, cognitive walk-through—the list just keeps going.

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When I refer to a prototype, I'm referring to something that, from my book, "regardless of its fidelity, functionality, or how it’s made, a prototype is a conceptual model that captures and communicates the vision, intent, or idea of a design."

Source: "Definition of a Prototype." by Todd Zaki Warfel. Rosenfeld Media.

Also known as: Prototypes, Paper Prototyping, Rapid Prototyping

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