Prototyping

Published on November 11, 2018 by

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Why:

To visualise service design ideas

What:

Prototyping is a quick method to physically present new service design ideas using all available objects and materials

Time:

30 Minutes

Materials:

Cardboard, plasticine, paper, scissors, pencils, stickers, glue, tape

How:

In Small Groups

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Elements are used to represent the service components and to better explain an idea to other members of the team. Prototyping is a design activity supporting the visualisation of ideas and a way to ensure that all the members of the team are talking about the same thing. It also contributes to making the process of design more interactive and concrete.

EXTRA RESOURCES

  • Rough Prototyping, Service Design Tools, access at http://www.servicedesigntools.org/tools/30
  •  Myerson, J. (2001) IDEO: Masters of Innovation, Laurence King Publishing
  • Snyder C. (2003) Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, First Edition, San Francisco
  • Warfel, T.Z. (2009) Prototyping: A Practitioner’s Guide, Rosenfeld Media
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