This week, we read the chapter on prototyping in the HCI handbook by Beaudoin and Lafon, as well as paper presenting the Topiary software to aid in location-based prototyping. For our project, the Topiary prototyping software probably won’t be too useful, given our project does not require knowledge of location.
However, a rapid offline prototype will probably be the most useful given the time constraints of this being a course project. Moreover, the UI of the educational part of our tool is probably a minor concern for most users. However, having a physical model and being able to understand user-receptacle interaction will be the most useful for us to make design changes.