We love prototyping! Creating prototypes allows for the participants to see and work with their ideas in real life, this has been central to the project.
The first workshop highlighted the need to explore the ‘data dreams’ of the users, resulting in two design fictions.
Workshop Two saw each participant create their own prototype, using paper and various craft materials in a rapid prototyping session. We then took these and rendered them into appearance prototypes that they would receive in workshop three.
Workshop Three grouped the participants together, designing two prototypes that served the needs of each group. These two prototypes will be presented at a launch in January, with dry ice, lasers and more enthusiasm than Steve Ballmer.