Giordano, Roberto, Montacchini, Elena, and Tedesco, Silvia
TECHNE: Journal of Technology for Architecture & Environment. 2019, Vol. 18, p89-98. 10p.
TECHNOLOGY transfer, VIRTUAL prototypes, DIGITAL technology, IDENTIFICATION, PROTOTYPES, ESSAYS, CONCEPTS, and RAPID prototyping
The aim of the essay is to investigate the strategic role of physical prototyping in design, from concept to application, in a context characterised by the increasingly widespread presence of digital technologies and virtual prototypes. Starting from the identification of certain categories of prototypes (provocative, experimental, production), the article proposes a critical overview of the elements that characterise prototyping activities in the fields of education, research and technological transfer. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]