3rd Creative Prototyping summer school in Belgium, September 3rd - September 7th 2012


Prototyping is a process in which a working model or prototype is developed for the purpose of testing various design aspects like features, ideas, viability, functionality, tactility, output and performance. Prototyping can help streamline creative (design) processes.

Industrial Design Center (Belgium) therefore organizes the 3rd Creative Prototyping summer school, which is an opportunity for designers, engineers, (PhD) students, teachers, researchers and creative-technical people from all over the world to meet and train their model making skills. 

The program offers 1 week full of maker workshops for people who share the passion for design and prototyping, co-creation and materialization of ideas: quick & dirty prototyping, clay modeling, laser cutting, 3D printing, wood turning, welding, plastic shaping processes, product photography, 3D scanning, foam modeling and arduino open source electronics (makey makey invention kit for everyone).

The participants are coached by professionals: Lékué (Barcelona), Jürgen Heinl (former BMW modeler, München), Pilipili product design, Atohms design,....

Industrial Design Center is an open research-through-design-lab and a communication platform between the industry and the product design & design engineering programs offered at Howest University College West Flanders (Belgium).