Collaborative Rapid Prototyping

Build deeper and more detailed prototypes when multiple team members collaborate in parallel.

Created by

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas Ferguson

  • Time: 1 day
  • Participants: 3-12
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Facilitators: 1 needed
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Objectives

  • Build a high fidelity simulation of a product in one working day.
  • Real-time access to a visual of current status on all prototyping tasks.
  • Rapidly redistribute unassigned tasks across the team as work is completed.
  • Expose riskiest elements and allow the team to collaborate on ways to reduce risk.

When should this session be delivered?

Prototyping is where all the ideas come to life. This is perfect for providing a framework that enables your team to design a prototype together. Storyboarding locks in our prototyping plan, which we have to execute in one day.  This recipe allows various makers to contribute to a digital prototype in parallel, which leads to building deeper and more involved prototypes.

Who can facilitate it?

Facilitating this session does not require any special certification, however, it is highly useful if you have a good understanding of the Design Sprint framework. Familiarity with design tools and a good acumen for team dynamics will help a facilitator keep everyone productive during prototyping.

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About the author

Douglas Ferguson

Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and innovation workshops.

About the company

Voltage Control is an Austin-based workshop agency specializing in Design Sprints and Innovation Workshops. We help companies solve tough problems using integrated decision-making methods.

Our workshops are rooted in a philosophy that nobody is as smart as everybody. Layering a diverse set of methodologies including Lean, Agile, Design Sprints, Thinking Wrong, and Liberating Structures we guide companies through complex operating environments and equip them with the tools and structures critical for innovation transformation.