Prototyping as a Process

Adopt a prototyping mindset and associated skills to empower teams and individuals in the development of new products and services. This workshop will show the power of using prototyping as a process to communicate, iterate, and validate new ideas and concepts.

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Workshop Dates: Dec 17-21, 2018

Faculty: Shamik Ray & Luke Sturgeon

What is this workshop?

This workshop focuses on the prototyping mindset and will introduce key prototyping techniques that can be used to imagine, test and share ideas quickly. It provides a great introduction to the value of prototyping fast and often, regardless of previous design experience, and introduces different prototype fidelities, tips and tricks, and processes for planning and measuring the success of a prototype. We will prototype at different scales, from interfaces, to products, to entire services.

What you will learn:

  • why we prototype and the value of prototyping techniques
  • a prototyping mindset and willingness to build, test, and repeat
  • how to know what level of fidelity (low, mid, high) to use for a prototype
  • paper-prototyping for early stage discovery and idea-generation
  • how to use Marvel to rapidly create interactive prototypes
  • how to use role-playing and video storytelling techniques to build empathy and communicate your idea

How you will learn it:

The workshop will take participants on a journey that starts with design-led exploration of a selected UN Sustainable Development Goal, and ends with validated ideas and insights as a direct result of prototyping.

Each day a new prototyping technique will be introduced through hands-on learning, building on previous techniques. Participants will explore the pros and cons of different techniques and learn when and how to apply different prototyping techniques to different stages of the innovation process.

Working in teams, participants will quickly learn to think and communicate through prototypes, deconstruct problems, and create and test new ideas. We will prototype to increase curiosity, engagement and participation across a team, learn directly from our target audience, identify possible friction-points early on, and easily communicate a design vision.

Is this for you?

Yes, if you are a beginner keen to take your first steps into the world of design prototyping. No previous prototyping experience is required – anyone can benefit from a prototyping mindset and knowing how to create and learn from prototypes.

What do you need to bring to the workshop?

  • Computer
  • Having access to at least one of the following software: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop

Enrol now: There is a maximum number of 20 places available for each workshop, first comes first served. Enrolment will be closed when the workshops are full.