Week 7: Failure

Lecture: What constitutes failure in design? Presentation on cases of failed experiments, failed designs, structural failure and failed movements. Failure as an essential component of learning and innovation.
Lab: Office Hours
Guest: Philips User Experience Team
Assignment: Identify a potential failure mode of your design (structural, functional, etc.), and test your design until it fails. Use this new information to develop a more robust prototype.

Design failures

Cultural failures

Engineering failures

Failure as opportunity