Definitions for "Prototyping"
Also known as solid freeform fabrication, automated fabrication, layered manufacturing, and other terms; consists of a range of technologies that are capable of taking computer-aided design (CAD) models and converting these to a physical form or part. This process is automatic, generally independent of the model geometry, and does not require special tooling or fixtures. Complex three-dimensional contours are quantized in the form of stacks of two-dimensional, finite thickness layers or cross sections.
to develop an actual physical archetype of a product to some scale. The prototype is used for testing in order to visualize and evaluate the performance of the product and to make recommendations for improvement prior to the final design. Prototyping is used in the preparation of illustrative examples (See Modeling and Illustrative Examples).
Using software tools to accelerate the software development process by facilitating the identification of required functionality during analysis and design phases. A limitation of this technique is the identification of system or software problems and hazards. See: rapid prototyping.
Any form of representation of an interface, before it is actually developed and released to the public. Prototypes can be sketched out on paper (paper prototyping), can be created on the computer but without functionality (low-fidelity prototyping), or can be created on a computer with much of the functionality that it will have when it is complete (high-fidelity prototyping). Qualitative Research Types of research which deal primarily with text description. Qualitative research methods include focus groups, observational studies, and heuristic evaluations. Qualitative research is often a good way to initially find potential problems.
Prototyping : Making up screens that show the functionality without implementing it
An approach to systems development that results in a prototype system.
an approach that can greatly assist the development team in producing a quality design in a timeframe that reduces the all-important time to market
a viable solution to address growing SoC development complexities and associated risks