We’ve recently looked at prototyping and how it can help our students get better at failing.

In this post, we’ll examine rapid prototyping and how it can help our students slow down for better end results.

What is rapid prototyping?

If a prototype is a sample model of a product built for testing and trialling, then rapid prototyping just means producing the sample model really quickly. 3D printing makes rapid prototyping accessible, practical, affordable and, well, rapid!

Why do we want our students to slow down?

Lots of Makers Empire teachers tell us that their students rush their designs in their hurry to produce a final product. These teachers are looking for ways to help their student’s slow down and think about their designs, to take their time improving and developing their ideas and to focus more on the design process than the finished product.

This makes us wonder whether we can help students to slow down by producing rapid prototypes.

Sound confusing? Well, let’s explain further.

5 ways rapid prototyping helps students slow down (for better results!)

  1. Value the process

By expecting our students to develop prototypes as part of the design process, we are helping them see that we value the whole process and not just the end product. If students want to successfully complete their design challenges they need to show evidence that they have produced and tested at least one prototype. We assess what we value and tend to value what can be assessed. Let students know that their mistakes and prototypes will be assessed and valued too.

  1. Scaffold the process

By including rapid prototyping as a key part of the design process, we are actually giving students a framework that helps them to slow down their design thinking. Rather than rushing straight to the finish line, rapid prototyping is one of the steps with its own rules that helps them produce great designs.

  1. Second chances

Rapid prototyping gives students numerous opportunities to get their designs right. There is no expectation to get it right the first time. By giving our designs and our designers a second chance, rapid prototyping’ can take away a lot of pressure.

  1. Attention to detail

By testing prototypes and making changes as a result of our evaluations and trials, students make much more detailed and precise adjustments and changes to their designs. It is this attention to detail that many Makers Empire teachers have been frustrated by.

  1. Satisfaction

Prototypes are a great way for students to get instant feedback about their designs. What works? What doesn’t? When they use this information to achieve a better result, they experience the satisfaction that comes with slowing down and putting in sustained effort.

我们最近看了《快速成型及它对学生面对失败的积极影响》。

在这篇文章中,我们将会检验快速成型,以及它是如何帮助学生放慢脚步,取得好结果。

什么是快速成型?

如果原型是用于测试和试用的产品的样品模型,则快速原型只是快速生产样品模型。 3D打印使快速原型方便使用,更实用,更实惠,更快速!

为什么我们要求学生放慢速度?

很多创客帝国的老师高速我们,学生总是急匆匆的完成一个最终作品。这些老师正在想办法帮助学生方面速度,多去思考他们的作品,多花时间改进自己的创意,多关注设计的过程而不是最终作品。

这引发了我们的思考:快速成型能否帮助学生放慢设计的脚步呢?

听起来很混乱?我们将进一步解释。

快速成型帮助学生放慢速度的五种方式

1.重视设计过程

通过要求学生将原型开发作为设计过程的一部分,让他们知道老师重视整个过程,而不仅仅是最终产品。 如果学生想要成功完成他们的设计挑战,他们需要证明他们已经生产和测试了至少一个原型。 我们评估我们重视的,并倾向于评估可以评估的内容。 让学生知道他们的错误和原型将被评估和评估。

2.加大过程的难度

通过将快速成型设计作为设计过程的关键部分,我们实际上给学生一个帮助他们减缓设计思维的框架。 快速成型不是直接冲到终点线,而是有自己的准则和速度,这可以帮助他们生产出优秀的设计。

3.第二次机会

快速成型为学生提供了许多尝试设计的机会。我们不可能第一次就设计出正确的作品,而快速成型为我们的设计和作品提供二次机会,从而减轻了很多压力。

4.注意细节

通过测试模型,反复评估和尝试后的修改,学生对作品进行了更细致的调整。这种对细节的关注是现在很多学生难以达到的,也是教师所苦恼的地方。

5.提高满意度

模型是学生得到自己作品即时反馈的好方式。哪些方面起作用?哪些方面不起作用?当他们利用这些信息取得更好的成果时,他们就会对放慢速度这种方式更满意,也将会在今后的练习中多加尝试。

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创客帝国三维建模软件是教会学生快速成型的理想工具。

·学生能够快速为他的设计和挑战方案设计原型。

·这个软件使用简便,能帮助学生快速尝试不同的想法,然后做出改变。

·作为云软件,学生可以随时随地使用创客帝国。当他们进行设计或者获得其他人的反馈时,他们可以轻松的修改自己的作品。

·3D打印机相对来说更加快速,便宜和轻松制作和使用模型,这意味着设计周期中的评估和测试能够方便的在教室开展。

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