Prototyping plan

Prototyping plan

This tool allows you to design guidelines for creating prototypes of design ideas. The template defines the steps to follow to obtain a prototype that represents a more or less tangible component of a service to create a first experiential form of the service itself. Filling in the form helps the team in designing the prototype

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Instructions for using the template

1. Indicate the project title.

2. Define the question that guides the prototyping.

3. Define the object for prototyping, which might mean a whole service or just a part. This can be an experience or a process, of physical objects or products, contexts or spaces,software or digital products, or even systems.

4. Indicate the resources available for prototyping. These include: economic resources, materials, places, people and data known to the project at the centre of the prototyping.

5. Structuring the actions of each prototype construction phase. At this point keep in mind:
- the choice of context, actors, techniques
- how to use the chosen materials and at what level of fidelity and detail to develop the prototype
- which tools to use for data collection (e.g. photographs, videos)
- how to collect, store and analyze data and feedback.

6. Define the results that needs to be obtained according to the question and the prototyping goal.

N.B. The compilation of the template can refer to:
- the prototyping of a whole service or only a part of it
- a collection of phases or a single phase (e.g. a phase identified with the “service blueprint”) tool

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