PROTOTYPES IN ENGINEERING DESIGN: DEFINITIONS AND STRATEGIES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Jensen, L. S.; Özkil, A. G.; Mortensen, N. H.
Section: ENGINEERING DESIGN PRACTICE
By reviewing literature, we investigate types, purposes and definitions of prototypes. There is no overarching definition of a prototype, but we identify five categories of prototypes in litterature. We further synthesize and reference previous work to create an overview of aspects in prototyping strategies. Due to rapid changes and progressions in the use of prototypes, we conclude conclude that there is a need for more holistic and overview generating research about prototyping. This for product developers to properly manage, select and apply the optimal prototyping process.