Catalyst: This Is a Prototype

  • April 24, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Museum of Design Atlanta

    1315 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Ticket Price $22.00 Register Now

How can we plan for the future? And how can we test our ideas?


With prototypes!


Prototyping is a low-stakes strategy to learn what works (and what doesn’t). Our prototypes inform the ways in which we move forward with new ideas, and they can be used for projects big and small, no matter your field.


Whether you’re hoping to gain clarity on an exciting new idea or simply familiarize yourself with the practice of prototyping, we invite you to join us for the next session of Catalyst: a series for those who are passionate about design and the ways in which it can change their lives. We’ll dive into the book This Is a Prototype, a Stanford guide written by Scott Witthoft: educator, designer, author, and prototyper extraordinaire.


Facilitated by Kevin Day and Stacey Lee, Impact Design Lab Coordinator and Chief of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA) at the Mount Vernon School, the meet-up will include:

  • An introduction to the book This Is a Prototype
  • A discussion of the main ideas in This Is a Prototype (reading the book in advance isn’t necessary)
  • Insight from those who prototype to achieve positive changes in their lives and careers
  • . . . And more! Stay tuned for updates to this page!



About This Is a Prototype

This is a book about becoming better at prototyping by building things and experiences that will help you learn from your attempts, no matter what you're aiming to achieve. Readers will learn how to not only create prototypes but also how to reflect on the success and failure of those attempts.

Scott Witthoft, who teaches courses in design and prototyping to students around the world, introduces a comprehensive number of tools and materials for prototyping, including digital platforms and physical objects.

And he breaks down real-life examples of prototype experiments with accompanying photographs for the reader to observe large- and small-scale prototyping in action.



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MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met, but don't worry: should MODA have to cancel, we will gladly issue a full refund to all registrants. If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start. By doing so, we can process a refund for the ticket cost (minus a small $10 processing fee per class). Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before an event.‌

Date & Time

Wed, Apr 24, 2024 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Venue Details

Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Museum of Design Atlanta
Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is the only museum in the Southeastern United States exclusively dedicated to the study of design. Our exhibitions feature various design industries and showcase the power of design to inspire change, transform lives, and make the world a better place! Located in the heart of the Midtown Arts District, MODA is a community hub for all things design including design conversations, hands-on workshops, youth programs, and more!

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