Prototyping

Distributed Environment for Simulation & Rapid Engineering
Desiree is a simulation platform for Air Traffic Control (ATC) ground systems developed by FAA's Research, Development, and Human Factors Laboratory (RDHFL). Its principal use is for rapid prototyping . (Read Complete Description)
High-Fidelity Prototyping 
High-fidelity prototyping is a way to mimic the look and feel of an actual system so that it can be evaluated. Prototyping can be used to create physical mock-ups of workstation or control centers or . (Read Complete Description)
Low-Fidelity Prototyping
Low-fidelity prototyping is an inexpensive way to get feedback on system designs. "Low-fidelity" means that the prototypes need not look like the actual interface being tested as long as they operate . (Read Complete Description)
Parallel Design
Parallel design is a method where alternative designs, often interface designs, are created by two to four design groups at the same time. The aim is to assess the different ideas before settling on a . (Read Complete Description)
Prototype - Scale Model
Occasionally, when the fabrication of a full-scale mockup of hardware or facilities would be too elaborate or too expensive, a scale model is used in its place. Scale models are more easily transporte . (Read Complete Description)
Prototype - Storyboarding
A storyboard is a low fidelity prototype consisting of a series of screen sketches. They are used by designers to illustrate and organize their ideas and obtain feedback. . (Read Complete Description)
Prototyping - Horizontal
Horizontal prototypes display a wide range of features but without extensive functionality behind each function. Horizontal prototypes are appropriate for understanding relationships across a broad sy . (Read Complete Description)
Prototyping - Paper
This method requires the creation of a paper-based simulation of an interface or system. When the paper prototype has been prepared a member of the design team sits before a user and ‘plays the comput . (Read Complete Description)
Prototyping - Vertical
Vertical prototypes demonstrate the exact functionality of a small subset of the entire product. For example, a vertical prototype of an ATC workstation might demonstrate all of the radar information . (Read Complete Description)
Rapid Prototyping
Rapid prototyping involves the creation of a prototype of the interface to be evaluated, usually accomplished by specialized software, then offering it to users for comments. Comments are then incorpo . (Read Complete Description)
Video Prototyping
This method allows designers to create a video-based simulation of interface functionality using simple materials and equipment. Interface elements are created using paper, pens, acetates etc. For exa . (Read Complete Description)
Wizard of OZ Technique
This variant of computer-based prototyping involves a user interacting with a computer system which is actually operated by a hidden developer - referred to as the 'wizard'. The wizard processes input . (Read Complete Description)