You can build prototypes for many items, including sculptures, automobiles, airplanes, computing systems, buildings, homes, outhouses, and reports.

Building a prototype on a project makes good sense, particularly when the investment in time and money will be large. You will only be investing a fraction of money on a scaled down version of the final product. Hence, you save not only time and money but also gain effort and confidence.

What if you don’t like the prototype? Then throw it away and build a new one. Imagine spending considerable money, time, and effort on something only to discover it’s no good—and you must discard it! A prototype avoids that circumstance.

Prototyping has several benefits. It comes in different forms, and ...

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