A tool to visualise your idea and to show how it is being used by you users by making a three-dimensional (3D) model.
Making a tangible representation of your solution helps you and your team to create a shared understanding of the interactions related to your solution.. With this overview, you can plan testing moments and add new ideas to improve your solution.
1. Collect any type of material you can find (e.g., paper, blocks, sticks, stones, tape, clay, Lego blocks etc.) to create a miniature 3D representation of your product or service in a real-life setting.
2. Build the location where your product or service is used or purchased. You can also create several locations, for example, a shop or market, together with a house or a mobile kiosk.
3. Within the location(s) you built, add the people involved in your service or product delivery and show how they interact with your product or service. Add notes to explain the different roles or activities of the people and interactions you created.
4. Wrap up the activity by discussing your miniature model with your team and people engaged in the creation:
• Do you notice things that you hadn’t thought about before?
• What changes would you make to your idea based on the model?
• Does the model give you new insights on additional services or specifications that are needed for your solution?
Use the outcome of this tool to start prototyping and testing different parts of your solution. The miniature model helps you identify the biggest risk elements and user types to include in the testing.
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