Thursday, October 27, 2016

Prototyping in Design and Fabrication

This week, students in Introduction to Design and Fabrication created quick, rough prototypes of liquid containers for their specific user. Using craft supplies like duct tape, paper cups, straws and hot glue, students constructed prototypes to use as they pitched their ideas to the class. Students were engaged in the activity, as they "built to learn," one of the basic principles of Design Thinking. By constructing an object, they make their ideas real and learn what works and what doesn't. They also then have an object for others to respond to as they talk about how it solves their user's needs. See the photos below for the process of prototyping and some of the quick, rough prototypes. And click these link link link links  to see videos of the build!

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