“For the wide-eyed innocent, creating a prototype can be a daunting task. For a seasoned pro(totyper), a prototype can be the impetus for stocking up on Mylanta. The keys to surviving — and thriving at — prototyping are planning, flexibility, and creativity. Over the course of this article, we’ll be looking at the whys and wherefores of prototyping, as well as the methods and approaches that will best see you through to the gold stars, tall drinks, and planning for the implementation stage that comes next…”