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Chapter 3: Five Types of Prototypes

Before beginning this book, I knew there would be a number of different types of prototypes—anyone with a measurable amount of prototyping under his or her belt knows that. While I cannot say that I discovered a new type of prototype or purpose for prototypes, I can say that discussions with other practitioners led me to a new way of thinking about prototyping.

During my frequent discussions with practitioners and vendors, the usual suspects for types of prototypes surfaced repeatedly—for example, they are a way of communicating a concept or idea, a way to sell your idea internally, a way to market your idea to customers, and a way to determine what’s feasible.

However, it was a discussion with user experience ...

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