Fifth stage: Prototyping is the heart of the creative process (here’s an overview of the Design Thinking process).
After understanding the problem, the team switches from the problem-based into the solution-based thinking and begins to create ideas. In the prototyping stage these ideas are turned into tangible products that visualize the potential solutions.
Methods of prototyping
- Haptic prototypes: Visualize the idea with modeling clay, Lego, cardboard, play corn and crafting material.
- Lego Serious Play
- Role-playing games: In the interaction between the users and the inventors, the core of the idea becomes clear.
- Digital Prototyping: Show an idea on the internet with WordPress & Co.
Visualize: Through painting, drawing, animating, photo collages etc. an idea can be made visible.