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Prototype   (French Equivalent: Prototype)

DefinitionA test machine, circuit or program which is designed for demonstration purposes. It also enables the testing of the new product's design before the product is put into production. Problems or deficiencies in the products design can be discovered and corrected. When the prototype is sufficiently refined and meets the functionality, robustness, manufacturability and other design goals, the product is ready for production.

Glossary - Capturing Unstable Media. V2. 2004
Broader Term ↑Creation
Related Terms ↔Implementation
Iterative design