04 Refining your design

Students may have more than one design that they feel fits the brief. It’s time to select and refine their ideas to develop them further. Test their ideas against the brief, through prototyping and user testing with their chosen audience. Don’t forget to consider wider issues such as sustainability. Even if the idea is a good one developing it through questioning, finding flaws, rethinking and refining it, can turn a good idea into a winning one. To get students started with prototyping, try running the Paper Forms Workshop Video to examine how function can follow form.

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