Design by Prototyping: Increasing Agility in Mechatronic Product Design through Prototyping Sprints
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Camilla Arndt Hansen, Ryan Arlitt, Tobias Eifler, Michael Deininger
Institution: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Section: Organisation, Collaboration and Management
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.22
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)
This paper adapts the agile scrum sprint, typically used in software development, to a prototyping sprint for mechatronic product design. The Design by Prototyping framework describes how the prototyping sprint can be used to manage the prototyping process in design projects through an agile-stage-gate hybrid model. A comparison of 18 student projects using either prototyping sprints or a traditional iterative prototyping approach shows that prototyping sprints helped students make more deliberate, strategic decisions about their use of prototypes.