Prototyping is the activity of creating partial models of an artifact or system. It is foundational to design and engineering. There are three features of prototyping: 1) the models are incomplete 2) the models are used for communicating or testing ideas 3) the process is iterative, lessons learned from a prototype are implemented in the next prototype, gradually increasing the fidelity of the model.
GT faculty are working on a range of ongoing and exploratory humanitarian research topics. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to this research and get them involved to help advance the work. The studio class is team based and students will work with GT faculty, other university faculty, NGOs and others depending on project needs.