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Based on Tom Chi’s Mozilla Brantina talk: ‘Rapid Prototyping’, this workshop will take people through a series of ‘Mental Debugs’ that can help you innovate for better project outcomes in less time.

Rapid prototyping is the process of finding the fastest path to a direct experience of the thing you’re trying to create – Tom Chi

Learning Objectives

  • The difference between ‘guessing’ and ‘direct experience’ in product innovation, and how each impacts progress differently.
  • The difference between ‘adaptability vs. ‘efficiency’ in iterating through ideas to find the best.
  • Why ‘staying in your medium’, when you create and invent

Materials & Prep-Work

  • Paper in 3 sizes
  • Stapler (1 for every 5 people)
  • Staples (plenty)
  • Tape
  • Masking Tape (2 rolls)
  • Pencils
  • Slide Deck

Facilitator & Prep-Work


Rapid Prototyping


Image: ‘Paper Plane, from a galaxy far, far away…’ by ElPadawan CC BY-SA 2.0