Experiment, develop and provoke: the prototype as an instrument of design
- Learning by doing,
- Innovative technological solutions,
- Hands-on design
Copyright (c) 2019 Roberto Giordano, Elena Montacchini, Silvia Tedesco
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The aim of the essay is to investigate the strategic role of physical prototyping in design, from concept to application, in a context characterised by the increasingly widespread presence of digital technologies and virtual prototypes. Starting from the identification of certain categories of prototypes (provocative, experimental, production), the article proposes a critical overview of the elements that characterise prototyping activities in the fields of education, research and technological transfer.