Prototyping is not new. It is just one technique among many used in systems design. What might be new is for what purpose prototyping is used. This purpose should be to achieve a more user controlled systems development and to give the future users a tool that will enable them to fully participate in not only the work with the requirements specifications, but also in the actual systems design. This paper describes a case study in which the future users designed prototype systems that acted as requirements specifications.


Prototype System Future User District Office Test Database Everyday Reality 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Siv Friis
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  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Computer ScienceLund UniversityLundSweden

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