When it comes to designing new solutions, nothing is more revealing on if the idea will work or not than to create a rapid prototype. Rapid prototyping is the process followed by designers to create a physical mock-up of the desired future state. It is through the iterative process of prototyping that the team is able to quickly learn what works and what doesn’t work, spotting ways to improve on their ideas early in the Design process.
Prototyping challenges the team to make their ideas tangible by starting with basic concepts and adding details as they test their ideas and collect feedback from other members of the Design team and the customer as to what works and what doesn’t work. Some common steps that the team will follow include:
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Nothing is more important than finding out if an idea will work or not through Rapid Prototyping in the early stages of the design process, saving the organization time and money. This topic is a core concept of applying creative problem-solving through design thinking. To learn more about design, please visit our Introduction to Design Thinking Course.
The Design Thinking course teaches a creative problem-solving that will give any professional an advantage in their industry or career.
This course will help expose the learner to various design thinking tools and mental models – all with the emphasis on innovating through creative problem-solving.
Our objective is to provide the learner with practical tools for applying a versatile 3-step design thinking process within their organizations. Through this framework, the learner will be able to reframe problems from the customer’s perspective. With this perspective in mind, the learner will drive improvements around the customer experience using tools such as deep-dive interview, journey mapping, empathy mapping, and rapid prototyping.
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