Prototyping in mechatronic product development: how prototype fidelity levels affect user design input

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This paper provides a study of prototyping; with the aim of understanding how the fidelity of prototypes affects inputs by users. During development of a mechatronic padlock, 4 physical prototypes at varying fidelity were fabricated. 66 interviews with users were conducted. Users were presented with 1 of the 4 prototypes. The study finds; fidelity of prototypes affects users’ feedback. Though not linearly and without unambiguity. This underlining the complexity of prototyping. A better understanding of how prototypes are perceived can help designers in establishing prototyping strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
EditorsD. Marjanović , M. Štorga , S. Škec , N. Bojčetić , N. Pavković
PublisherDesign Society
Publication date2018
Pages1173-1184
ISBN (Electronic)978-953-7738-59-4
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Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventThe International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018 - Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018
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ConferenceThe International Design Conference - DESIGN 2018
LocationHotel Dubrovnik Palace
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period21/05/201824/05/2018
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    Research areas

  • Prototyping, Prototyping strategies, Engineering design, Product design
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