Prototyping ensures that all stakeholders in a product’s success have a clear picture of the (nearly) finished product. It allows software testing to occur on real hardware. And it lets the design team focus on the user interface. Implementing these steps concurrently results in a faster time to market and fewer design changes along the way.
That said, today’s competitive marketplace is driving the need to reach the prototype stage faster than ever before so products can get to market faster. This is particularly true for OEMs in the IoT space.