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GL[E]AM 2021 Session 5

21 October 2021

Authored by Hayball

Failing Fast: The embodiment of change
Provocation through the prototype

In this GL[E]AM forum, our speakers shared different approaches to prototyping from perspectives of service designer, architect/researcher and client. Through a series of case studies, prototypes ranged from: systems prototypes (non-physical elements) to ephemeral prototypes (models and mock ups) and enduring prototypes (adaptations to existing spaces). The impacts of these prototyping processes had several positive benefits including changes in user perspectives as to how they might approach their work, and deeper and more collaborative insights into the requirements of a design.

Thanks to Chris O’Brien (MELD Studios), Stephen Weller (Australian Catholic University) and Fiona Young (Hayball) for sharing their prototyping experiences.

Acts of magic: Prototyping in innovative learning environments, by Dr Mark Osborne
Co-designing the future of the State Library of Victoria, video from MELD Studios website
Educator for an Hour: Acoustic workshop in Solais Sandpit, video by Hayball
Edutech 2020: Designing Buildings to Enhance Pedagogy, talk by Vivienne Awad and Dave Tordoff
Solais Sandpit- Edutech 2021: MakingSPACE, interdisciplinary PAR/codesign research by Fiona Young and Dion Tuckwell
The Learning Project at Caulfield Grammar School, videos about modular prefabricated prototype space
Hacking the classroom: Reimagining new learning environments through prototyping, Architecture Technique (May 2019), by Kit Ku, Richard Leonard and Fiona Young


Enjoy the short video trailer, and if you are interested in this session, you can request a full recording by filling out the submission form below.