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Q5. Test & Improve Introduction

15. Design Thinking

The Design Thinking Process image with Test and Improve highlighted



In this Quest you will test out your prototype to see if it solves your problem. Your goal during testing is to gather feedback to improve your design. 

Your process involves doing an Alpha test, getting feedback, then improving your design as a first iteration, then doing a Beta Test as a second iteration for more feedback, questions, and improvement.

Some videos are provided as examples of how others have built their prototypes and then tested them.


  • listen and observe to gather feedback from other people about my prototype
  • iteratively (use feedback) improve my prototype repeatedly based on feedback

Check with your teacher about being able to play a Kahoot! game to learn more about why testing (and prototyping) are important steps in the design thinking process. You teacher will need to set it up in advance by following directions provided in the teacher guide.


1. Go to the link for kahoot provided:

2. Wait for your teacher to give you a game pin to access the Kahoot!

MITECS  Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems
c. Develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process
d. Exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems