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Survival of the fittest through iterative design

Comparing iterative design with Darwin's concept of natural selection, John S. Rhodes from WebWord.com explains why iterative design and testing are important.

Natural selection happens through the production of many offsprings, each with their unique differences. The ones that are strong and fit in a way that make them succeed in their environment, will survive. That's why many quick and dirty prototypes (offsprings) and continuous testing (selection in a natural environment) are important to a successful development workflow.

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  • Evolution, Usability, and Web Design

Henrik Olsen - July 30, 2002

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