Prototypes in engineering design: Definitions and strategies

Lasse Skovgaard Jensen, Ali Gürcan Özkil, Niels Henrik Mortensen

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication14th International Design Conference - Design 2016
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event14th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
    Duration: 16 May 201619 May 2016
    Conference number: 14


    Conference14th International Design Conference
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    • Prototype definition
    • Product development
    • Prototyping strategy


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