A prototype can be defined as a first example of something, from which all later forms are developed. It includes every physical manifestation that represents the vision of a future situation. Almost everything can be prototyped: not only products and technologies, but also spaces, interactions, processes and systems. In the context of urban regeneration and temporary uses, prototyping can thus apply to citizen experiences, policies, services, organisational structures, and more. Temporary uses can be understood as the prototypes of possible future situations for the area under regeneration.
In this part of the Toolbox, we provide you with a full set of tools that will help you prototype temporary uses, working on aspects such as:
You can either follow the full journey, or use each tool individually for your own purposes and needs.
Detail a temporary use idea at an executive level, to make it ready to be prototyped in the real context under regeneration.
Iterate prototypes as many times as needed to refine the solution until it is ready to be implemented.
Assess the readiness and maturity level of your temporary use strategy towards implementation.
Schedule temporary use prototypes over time in a strategic prototyping roadmap.
Check the following resources to explore additional, already existing tools and resources that may be useful for your prototyping phase
go to the Monitoring, Evauating and Learning step