“Naked” Prototyping

The weather is getting better here in New Zealand… (woohoo!)

And, because of this, I get to do “naked” prototyping more often.

Now, obviously, I’m not talking about the kind of thing that might get me arrested. No.

I’m talking about something a little different.

What I like to do is get away from the pencil-and-paper – and so I head to the beach:

 

Here's the beach... (it was a little cloudy when I took this photo - so doesn't look as great as it usually does)

Here’s the beach… (it was a little cloudy when I took this photo – so doesn’t look as great as it usually does)

 

The next thing I do is hunt around for a stick!

And, once I find a suitable stick (not too long, not too short, just right – kinda like the “Goldilocks” of sticks), then I get down to it:

 

"TOP SECRET" ...this could actually become a Kickstarter project next ...don't share this post!

“TOP SECRET” …this could actually become a Kickstarter project next …don’t share this post!

I do a little more designing ...while my son, thinking he's funny, scrubs out all my hard work (lucky I took photos before he started stomping!)

I do a little more designing …while my son, thinking he’s funny, scrubs out all my hard work (lucky I took photos before he started stomping!)

Another cheeky little idea...

Another cheeky little idea…

This photo makes me look like ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER …instead of Sponge Bob Square Pants …I like it! 😛

 

Okay, before you go, two cool things to mention…

#1- Designing on the beach let’s be have different thoughts than I would normally have …somehow (maybe it’s the change of environment) the ideas are a lot more creative!

and

#2 – The tide comes in and washes away all my ideas …so nobody can steal them. How cool is that?! 😀

 

Right, I gotta run, as I have to put three (yes that’s THREE) new prototypes in the tumbler.

  • Don Lehew says:

    Interesting sand designs, innovation at work.

  • Kat says:

    Hah! That’s brilliant. Found myself doing something similar on the same beach a few weeks ago. Once again, I’m stealing your office apparently! Sorry about that!! 😉

  • The designs look horribly rough in the sand – but it’s more to get the “creative juices” flowing than anything else.

  • William says:

    Great Idea Magnus, I hope the beach is big enough for you?

  • Arion says:

    I’m not sure what some of those are, but they look interesting – can’t wait to see how they turn out!

  • Hi Magnus,
    I have been typing this on and of, due to a very doggy WiFi connection. I like the design on picture 1, and that could replace my trusty screw driver as pictured. Must for me, take it in my hand luggage due to light travel in Europe. This one is never seen as a problem, and the new one should do the same 😉
    Does this help?
    Regards
    Peter

    Hmm how do I attach the picture 🙁

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