Essays and Viewpoint
Experiment, develop and provoke: the prototype as an instrument of design
- Learning by doing,
- Innovative technological solutions,
- Hands-on design
How to Cite
Giordano, R., Montacchini, E., & Tedesco, S. (2019). Experiment, develop and provoke: the prototype as an instrument of design. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (18), 89–98. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-7515
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.