To help designers move through multiple iterations of an idea through conscientious testing
40 min to 1 hr
Small Groups 2-6 (often two groups together)
What is Evolution of a Prototype?
Evolution of a prototype is a valuable testing tool that is used to help a designer with rapid iteration by creating a clear structure for them to use for each step of the process.
Why use Evolution of a Prototype?
Evolution of a prototype challenges the designer to work through multiple iterations quickly. It also helps designers become more comfortable with the testing and feedback process because they get a chance to iterate not only on their prototype but also on their testing and feedback process.
How do we teach Evolution of a Prototype?
See powerpoint and notes below:
The design thinking principles that you want them to embody:
to decide (rather than just debate)
with a question in mind (rather than building simply for the sake of building)
two prototypes forward (easier to ask A vs B
rather than about A alone)
rough and rapid prototypes-Prototypes come in
many types: look, feel, interact, work.
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