Representing complex relationships, new behaviours and attitudes are an integral part of interaction design. These can be represented through many means including sketching and making physical prototypes. However, capturing a journey over time requires a linear medium like video.

Prototypes help validate the value of new ideas and test initial assumptions. Prototypes can also help to convince others and yourself. Early and rapid prototypes require low resource and time investment. It provides fast feedback and a participatory approach to developing your ideas. It also provides early validation of ideas in the development life-cycle and creates a platform for constructive discussions.

This course aimed to impart basic skills in manipulating the medium of video in a fluid and effective way. It also explained why ideas should be prototyped, to what degree and how.

The primary tools in the course were a mini DV camera and iMovie editing software.