Systems Prototype Approach
This chapter describes prototype as a tool for information systems development. After introducing the application prototype development along with its characteristics, concept of prototype is discussed in detail by giving its steps in pictorial manner. The chapter also highlights other uses and advantages of the prototyping such as feasibility analysis and requirements collection besides the systems development. To develop prototype, various strategies are employed by the developers. The chapter discusses these strategies in detail. Misconception regarding prototype is also discussed in this chapter. The chapter also highlights possible applications and situations where prototype is really helpful. Tools that can be used to develop prototype through various strategies are also discussed in this chapter. At the end, chapter presents practice questions and objective questions with answers.