Prototyping – Making Ideas
Now your team has an idea or even more than one. Time to test your ideas. Get making; prototyping; take your idea from a sketch on a page to something you can hold in your hands. Then you have something to show people – use their comments to help you make your idea stronger. Use anything: paper; cardboard; stick together other objects. Prototyping can be scary at first, but it gets easier the more you do it. And once you do, you will want to prototype every time you design.
Below are some of great prototypes. Notice none of them are complicated or anything like the finished product.
Bowtiful bow tie – http://bowtifulties.com/2013/03/bowtiful-packaging/
Supersoaker – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Soaker_50