Prototyping is an important part of product development. A prototype gives developers and client the actual feel of a product. The road to a prototype is usually one of discussing, planning, drawing and finally prototyping. When the prototype malfunctions or has imperfections time and money is spent without result. With Agile Prototyping we take you through a short-cyclic trial-and-error make process to get from idea to a fully functional prototype in a shorter time with less costs and less risks. Agile Prototyping is a philosophy that urges you to stop using your head and start thinking with your hands.
In the InnovationLab Agile Prototyping module you will go through the phases of early stage prototyping from a challenge to a functional prototype. Agile prototyping is not something you can learn by reading a textbook. Therefore, in this module we learn by doing and explore different perspectives. At the start of this journey you will specify the question at hand (or the question behind the question) using Design Thinking. During the phases of Agile prototyping we will provide you ‘just-in-time’ with the required theory and insights around Agile prototyping. You will learn to use different machines like the 3D printer, waterjetting, cnc and the basics of Arduino, PCB programming 2D and 3D design.
In this learning-by-doing Innovation lab, you are invited to integrate your existing knowledge with new insights. You will be challenged to stop overthinking the challenge at hand and use both your left and right brain to work towards a fully functional prototype. And above all: we hope to have lots of fun together by exploring the boundaries of Agile Prototyping!
This course is a co-op between University of Applied Sciences and Stichting ProtoSpace (fablab/innovationlab)
Joris van Tubergen
Simon de Bakker
Remko van der Lugt
Housing through Utrecht Summer School
For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying: