ONLINE MODULE

PROTOTYPING AND VALIDATION

You want to build a solution that is desired by your customer, but also a solution that can be delivered by your organisation in a feasible and viable manner. The only way to find out whether your solution will be successful is by testing it. Fail early, fail cheap! This is where rapid prototyping  for validation comes in to pay.

START DATE

September 10th, 2020

FORMAT

3 online sessions and self-paced online learning

INVESTMENT

€ 1.195

CERTIFICATE

UMIO | Maastricht University

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this three week online training, you will learn to effectively and efficiently test your solution with your customers. Usually when we think about prototyping we think about building a mock up of a product.

In this training module you will learn:

THE WHY, HOW, WHAT OF PROTOTYPING AND VALIDATION
You will learn how you can prototype basically anything (e.g. services). You will learn when to prototype, what to prototype and how to prototype it. We will introduce you to several hands-on prototyping methods and you will learn when to use what prototype for which goal.

VALIDATING THE CUSTOMER & ORGANISATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
How to discover, list and prioritize the most important assumptions that you made during the design process. Hereby we will differentiate between assumptions on desirability (customer perspective) and feasibility and viability (organisational perspective).

DESIGNING A VALIDATION TEST
How to use your prototypes to test the most important assumptions and validate your solution.

OUR APPROACH

You will log in into our weekly online training sessions via zoom where you will meet up with the innovation trainer and the other participants in this module. Our believe is that you learn best by doing! Therefore our online sessions will not just be regular online training sessions but action-based workshop sessions where you apply the theory to practice immediately.

In a small team you will work on your own case. You will be actively coached by the innovation trainer and will learn from the experience of other participants in the course. In addition you will get access to our online learning environment where you will find video lectures specifically recorded for this module, reading materials and assignments.

SESSION 1 | 3 HOURS | TBD

THE WHY, HOW, WHAT OF PROTOTYPING

  • What is rapid prototyping
  • When to use prototyping
  • Protyping methods for validation

SESSION 2 | 3 HOURS | TBD

VALIDATING THE CUSTOMER PERSPECTIVE

  • Listing and prioritizing desirability assumptions
  • Building prototypes for validating the customer perspective
  • Testing desirability

SESSION 3 | 3 HOURS | TBD

VALIDATING THE ORGANISATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  • Listing and prioritizing feasibility assumptions
  • Building prototypes for validating the organizational perspective
  • Testing feasibility

SELF-PACED ONLINE LEARNING (4 hours per week)

In our online learning platform you get access to the course material. Here you will have access to several videos, specifically recorded for the module. These videos you will need to watch before the start of each session. In addition you will get access to reading material specifically selected for the module and you will get assignments to perform before the start of the online sessions.

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FOR WHOM IS THIS TRAINING INTENDED

You are by nature a person that wants to move forward, challenge the status quo, and constantly improve yourself and your business. You feel the urge to innovate, intrinsically, however you find yourself struggling because you:

  • Don’t know how?
  • Are held back by your organization’s processes or culture?

 

Your work profile demands you to:

  • Optimize the customer experience
  • Develop new products or services or serve new markets
  • Improve your team or department’s service level
  • And you are looking for ways to improve your personal skills to do this in a more effective and efficient way.

 

You want to upgrade your innovation design skills and want to be up to date with the newest methods and tools.

GET IN TOUCH

Would you like to find out if this online course fits your personal learning needs? Or do you have specific questions about the upcoming edition?

Don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m happy to offer you further information and advise!

DARIA DOETS

Programme Coordinator

T  +31 6 483 83 285
E  d.doets@maastrichtuniversity.nl

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