A Beta Prototype demonstrates the form/fit/function aspects of the product and is often a cost-effective way to simulate an actual product on a smaller scale or with less expensive materials.
A Fully Functional Prototype combines many of the techniques of a Beta Prototype and results in what appears to be an “off the shelf” product.
An actual Production Sample is for the inventor who wishes to go straight to the marketplace rather than licensing to another entity and receiving a royalty.
A three dimensional photorealistic animation can bring a new product concept to life with only a modest investment.
For good design, start with the end user!