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Prototyping framework

Prototyping is an approach to developing, testing and improving an idea at an early stage before you commit a lot of resources to it. The prototyping process outlined in this toolkit was developed by Nesta and thinkpublic.

Key findings:

  • Fill in our simple checklist before you start
  • Find a visual map of what to do when
  • Get top tips at every stage of the process

Prototyping is an approach to developing, testing and improving an idea at an early stage before you commit a lot of resources to it.

It is a way of working that allows you to experiment with an idea so you can learn and refine it into something even better.

The prototyping process outlined in this toolkit was developed by Nesta and thinkpublic. Depending on what you are prototyping you may find stages of this process are more relevant than others, but the diagram provides a framework which will allow you structure your approach.

Prototyping documents: