Participation/Global Gatherings 2015/Singapore/Content/rapid prototyping
Session Title: Rapid Prototyping
Leadership Framework Component: Developing Specialization, Building for Action & Impact
Session Description (this will appear on the sched app, so please edit to reflect clarity):
Based on the "Rapid Prototyping Talk by Tom Chi - Build effective, cutting-edge product prototypes in support of an ongoing innovation process.
- Apply Design Thinking principals to a "real world" design problem (paper airplanes)
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of Design Thinking, and how best to apply it when prototyping.
- Intro presentation about Design Thinking and rapid prototyping
- Design Challenge, Use rapid prototyping to make a paper airplane that flies the furthest.
- Have teams come up and talk about their process. What worked, what didn't work for making plane better.
- Contest: see whose plane flies the furthest (more for fun than about Design Thinking)
- Teams didn't work too well, most people wanted to make paper airplanes on their own (which is fine)
- Make sure teams document everything (what is their hypothesis, how far did each plan fly, how many iterations did they make, etc.)
- Have a dedicated space for flying and measuring plane distance, otherwise someone will lose an eye
- In the end, a crumpled wad of paper won our competition. This is a nice teaching device for making hypothesis that challenge the nature of the game
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