Toy Product Design | PLAY TESTING

February 13, 2017 - April 5, 2017

Toy Product Design is a hands-on project-based class where students work in small interdisciplinary teams to design and prototype their own product concepts using idea generation, sketching, CAD modeling and basic electronics.  The prototypes students develop work and look like real products.

Good design relies on feedback from end users so we play test product ideas several times during the semester and use conversational feedback from kids and parents to select and redesign ideas.

Your family is invited to play test our deisgns.  Advanced registration is required for each event. Adults must have a child of any age with them to attend.  All events are in the Rapson Hall Courtyard. 


1-Idea Poster Presentations – Monday Feb 13 & Wednesday Feb 15, 6:00-7:30 PM
Different ideas presented each day,  including 96 "family fun" products ideas in poster form.  Help teams decide which ideas to pursue. 

2-Sketch Model Expo –  Wednesday, March 8, 6:00-7:30 PM
Features 96 rough physical prototypes of the best ideas presented in the posters. Kids and parents share feedback to help improve ideas.

3-Prototype Feedback – Monday, April 3 & Wednesday, April 5, 6:00-7:30 PM
Play test refined prototypes. Different ideas presented each day. Kids and parents share for more detailed feedback on prototypes to improve final product designs.

More information can be found on the class website. View final Toy Product Designs at PLAYsentations on May 3!

Rapson Hall Courtyard

  • 89 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN55455
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