What is a Prototype?
A Prototype is an exploration of the possible future by experimentation. It is a way of moving towards the desired future or vision through ACTION. It is learning by DOING. A prototype often goes through several iterations – “trial and error” – based on FEEDBACK from stakeholders. Feedback is what guides the refinement of the original concept or idea and its underlying assumptions. Below are some of the prototypes that Ubuntu.Lab Institute has generated in the last three years. While the prototypes are at different levels of implementation, they are already positively impacting lives. At the right time, successful prototypes will be scaled-up in order to benefit more people and/or the natural environment.