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What is this workshop?

This workshop focuses on the value of prototyping fast and often, regardless of previous design experience, and introduces different prototype fidelities, tips and tricks, and processes for planning and measuring the success of a prototype. We will demonstrate how to prototype at different scales, from interfaces to products, to entire services.

What will you learn?

  • Why we prototype and the value of different prototyping techniques
  • A framework to understand the prototyping process
  • How to know what level of fidelity (low, mid, high) to use for a prototype
  • Paper-prototyping for early-stage discovery and idea-generation
  • How to use Marvel to rapidly create interactive prototypes
  • How to use role-playing and video storytelling techniques to build empathy and communicate your idea


How will you learn it?

Each day a new prototyping technique will be introduced through hands-on learning, building on previous techniques. Participants will explore the pros and cons of different techniques and learn when and how to apply different prototyping processes to different stages of a project.

Working in teams, participants will quickly learn to think and communicate through prototypes, deconstruct problems, and create and test new ideas. We will prototype to increase curiosity, engagement, and participation across a team, learn directly from our target audience, identify possible friction-points early on, and easily communicate a design vision.

Is this for you?

Yes, if you are a beginner keen to take your first steps into the world of design prototyping. This course is foundational and ideal for people with little or no previous experience but a strong desire to learn and experiment with hands-on techniques.

What do you need to bring to the workshop?

You only need to bring yourself, a computer, and an open mind!

Enroll now: There is a maximum number of 20 places available for each workshop, first come first served. Enrolment will be closed when the workshops are full.


Each workshop costs 1360 USD at the regular participation fee. This includes tuition, prototyping materials and access to the studio/workshop.

If you are applying as part of a company, one workshop costs 1960 USD.

If you are a student, an alumnus/a of CIID (IDP or Summer School), or applying as part of an NGO, a startup, or a non-profit organisation, you are entitled to the reduced participation fee, and the fee for one workshop is 1220 USD.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 22, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Feb 2020
5 days
1,360 EUR
regular fee 1 week workshop; 2720 USD 2 weeks workshop. Company participation fee: 1660 USD (1 week workshop). Reduced participation fee: Students, CIID alumni, startups, NGO, non-profit organisations, teachers, professors 1220 USD (1 week workshop)
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