Mixed prototyping for product assessment: a reference framework

  • Monica Bordegoni
  • Umberto Cugini
  • Giandomenico Caruso
  • Samuele Polistina
Original Paper


The paper presents a reference framework for applications based on the mixed prototyping practice and mixed reality techniques and technologies. This practice can be effectively used for rapid design assessment of new products. In particular, the paper addresses applications regarding the use of mixed prototyping practice for the design review of information appliances. Various methods and technologies can be used according to the product aspects to validate and test. The paper describes mixed prototyping applications for positioning information appliances within systems and for the evaluation of ergonomics aspects of interactive devices.


Mixed prototyping Mixed reality Product assessment Haptic devices Reference framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica Bordegoni
    • 1
  • Umberto Cugini
    • 1
  • Giandomenico Caruso
    • 1
  • Samuele Polistina
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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