Evaluating prototypes

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Prototype design usually includes both ex ante evaluation and ex post evaluation. Ex ante evaluation of a first design may lead either to adaptations or to the conclusion that the design is ready to be built. After construction, ex post evaluation of the building may give rise to improvements. When the improved design is built, practical experiences may give rise to further improvements, and so on. This process may be of a sequential order, but design alternatives may also be tested simultaneously (see also Chapter 50). In this Chapter I will discuss several examples of prototype design with different combinations of ex ante and / or ex post evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWays to study and research urban, architectural and technical design
EditorsT.M. de Jong, D.J.M. van der Voordt
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherDUP Science
ISBN (Print)90-407-2332-X
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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