Group Design Project
Prototyping to learn
According to the American Heritage Dictionary
, a prototype is an original type, form or instance that serves as a model on which later stages are based or judged
The purpose of design prototyping is to study
- visual representation, e.g. screens, paper models, user experiences
- technical methods, e.g. simulations, math models
- design possibilities, e.g. screens, user data collection, user experiences
- inter-dependencies, e.g. scale, integration, simulations, math models
Range of prototyping activities
Prototyping could be comprehensive, but, it does not have to be. Prototyping can be used to learn about one issue at a time!
Design is a plan for arranging resources to accomplish a purpose
Sketching is important to the design process and prototyping
Key stages of the design process
Prototyping activities should lead to decisions
The result of analysis and reflection about prototypes should be decisions about your product design.
Progress requires decisions!
An example of game designers prototyping without technology!