Prototyping is an experimental process where design teams implement ideas into tangible forms from paper to digital. Teams build prototypes of varying degrees of fidelity to capture design concepts and test on users. With prototypes, you can refine and validate your designs so your brand can release the right products.
A prototype model is a System Development Method (SDM) that involves creating, testing, and reworking a prototype (the initial draft of the final system or product) until an acceptable prototype is obtained. So that the complete system or product can be developed.
A prototype is a quick and dirty model that is created to understand the requirements of a project before the design and coding begin. The prototype is essentially a project test run.
Mylotec follows the following processes:
Creating a Prototype
When Should We Use the Prototyping Model?
The primary goal of the prototype is customer happiness, and a customer is only pleased when all of his needs are fully realized in the final system.
However, few customers are able to express all of their needs in a clear and succinct manner all at once. The prototype is examined by the customer at each iteration in order to identify any unclear requirements. When the customer’s needs are ambiguous, prototyping should be used.
Where the final system is expected to have a high level of user engagement, prototyping should be used. When designing the user interface, prototyping is recommended. Prototyping assists the developer in understanding how the user expects the system to function.
Please have a look at the given advantages of prototype models in software engineering to understand the needs of the consumer.