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Perhaps this principle comes later.

If a prototype answers a single question, how do you prepare and engage the (perhaps uninitiated) audience appropriately for a productive review session?

In my experience, all exposition and preparation aside, audiences will subjectively review anything put in front of them from the viewpoint of their particular expertise or agenda - independent of the question you've answered with the prototype.

For instance, if a prototype demonstrated the answer to a question about improving vehicle aerodynamics, an audience member may ask how many cupholders are planned in the production version.

This is especially true with disruptive prototypes that represent breaking changes from existing patterns and habits. A prototype can feel like a direct threat or criticism to an audience member whose niche intersects with the prototype's question.

How can the prototyper better prepare the audience and process tangential or skewed feedback?

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Gregg

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Good post. I agree with all of it. I definitely agree with Raney's Corollary because, for structures, you can see more clearly see where the weaknesses are and where you have overkill.

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