How Do You Move from an Idea to a Prototype?

Industrial Designer Alex Coriano weighs in on moving from ideas to prototypes. 

Alex's tips on going from ideas to prototypes:

  • Sketch: Try to visualize your ideas.  
  • Prototype: Use foam core, paper, and similar materials to build out your idea.
  • Communicate: Use your prototype as a way to share your idea to your team or potential customers. 

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