Mock-upA scale or full-size model of a design ordevice, used for teaching,demonstration, design evaluation,promotion, and other purposes.
What is Mock-up?●A mock-up is an arrangement of a realdevice or associated devices, displayedin such a way that representation ofreality is created.●The terms "mock-ups", "low-fidelity prototypes", or "paper prototypes" are usually used as synonyms.
Example of Mock up The planetarium mock-up of a calendar application for school kids made of cardboard and plastic. The mock- up was used to test early design ideas with school children and thus obtain early feedback in the development process. A mock-up of a website
Advantages of mock up The advantages of mock-ups (and prototypes) are numerous. For example: Mock-ups incite criticism from users because they are low-cost (can be made of cardboard) and low- fidelity. If a user is presented with an early version of a system that has required substantial work, he/she is likely to be more reluctant (as well as able) to critics it. When using mock-ups of cardboard or similar materials, the user and designer can collectively change the design using familiar tools such as pens, scissors etc. As such, mock-ups are a discussion medium and a discussion facilitator between designer and user.
Goal of Mock upThe goal of this study was to develop an assessmentmodel that could be used to evaluate student problemsolving performance in design activities.
ObjectivesAn assessment model was developed and field-tested tomeasure student problem solving performance intechnological design activities. A rubric incorporatingcritical incidents in problem solving and expertise levelswas central to the model. The mock up was intended toprovide a framework for assessing technological problemsolving in group and individual activities.