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An assessment of the prototyping approach to information systems development

By Maryam Alavi

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 27 No. 6, Pages 556-563

A two-phased research project comparing the prototyping approach with the more traditional life cycle approach finds that prototyping facilitates communication between users and designers during the design process. However, the findings also indicate that designers who used prototyping experienced difficulties in managing and controlling the design process.

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