RAPID Design is a straightforward design thinking framework for students and teachers.
What is it?
RAPID Design is a framework to help you move rapidly from a problem to a workable solution. It aims to give students and teachers access to design thinking tools while avoiding some of the challenging jargon that is part of more corporate design thinking frameworks.
RAPID stands for Reveal → Alternatives → Prototype → Iterate → Develop
It is a relatively fast and simple way to design something with (or without) technology.
RAPID Design consists of 5 phases with 3 short activities in each phase.
We start by immersing ourselves in a passion, situation or issue through research. Problems will start to reveal themselves. We'll come up with a challenge question to solve one of these problems.
We’re going to brainstorm lots of ideas to answer our challenge question. We'll bundle the best ones together in new ways and use our eagle eye to find the most innovate yet achievable idea to work on.
We’re going to draw a storyboard of how users will interact with our innovation. Then we'll build a physical model of it or sketch its user interface.
Let’s test our model on users and get their feedback. We'll keep on integrating improvements into our design based on continual feedback.
We’ll plan our resources and decide on a timeline. We’re going to access tutorials and information to help us learn and start making!