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Prototyping: Making and Exploration

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In this collection, explore prototyping. Here, you'll find examples of prototypes from the Cooper Hewitt collection and a prototyping activity to do at home or in the classroom.

Prototyping: Making and Exploration

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Prototyping: Making and Exploration

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What is a prototype?

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Case Studies

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Designs for Paper Porcelain

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Paper Porcelain

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Paper Porcelain

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Paper Porcelain

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Eva

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Eva

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Eva

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Eva

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Prototype, Emma Watch, 2016

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Preparatory Drawing for Nest Thermostat

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Preparatory Drawing for Thermostat

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Preparatory Drawings for Thermostat

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Nest Learning Thermostat

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Nest Learning Thermostat Demo

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Design Dictionary: Weaving

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Design Dictionary: Needle Felting

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Design Dictionary: Tapestry Weaving

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What do I use to make a prototype?

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Educator Connection

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