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HOW TO PROTOTYPE & 
INNOVATE IN THE REAL WORLD 
@BARTLEYGILLAN #SXSW #PROTOTYPE
WTF IS THIS TALK? 
• Physical things! 
• DFI: Design for Innovation 
• Choosing the right project is half the battle 
• Pr...
DESIGN FOR 
INNOVATION
CHOOSE PROJECTS 
WISELY PADAWAN
TREND FOLLOWING
WTF IS PROTOTYPING?
COLLABORATE
SYSTEMS THINKING
STEAL AS MUCH AS 
POSSIBLE
CHOOSING PARTS
WHERE TO BUY PARTS 
Internet Suppliers: 
• Sparkfun 
• Adafruit 
• Inventables 
• ServoCity 
• McMaster 
Local Suppliers: ...
GET GOOD AT ORDERING 
• Adafruit: 10am 
• Sparkfun: 3pm 
• McMaster: 6pm 
• Inventables: call 
• ServoCity: 1pm online. 4-...
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
3D PRINTING SUCKS
PROTOTYPING THE 
FUTURE
CASE STUDY: 
SMART SUN VISOR
CASE STUDY: 
HELMET OF JUSTICE
CASE STUDY: 
GOOGLE GLASS ROCKET
CONNECT 
• Austin Hardware Startup Meetup (atxhw.com) 
• find me on the internets: 
• linkedin.com/in/bartleygillan 
• bar...
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How to Prototype & Innovate in the Real World - SXSW 2014

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This is an hour long solo talk I gave at SXSW Interactive 2014 minus the three case study videos at the end.

Abstract:
Building innovative physical gizmos in the real world has a unique set of challenges that makes it difficult to prototype ideas fast and iterate at lightning speed. If you want to have impact and get shit done, designing things from scratch and custom fabrication often takes too long. 3D printing is great, but often unnecessary if one is designing for rapid innovation. You can build innovative things quickly when taking advantage of easily purchased items and hacking things together with brute force and creativity. Finding the right balance of off-the-shelf solutions and custom design is key to providing maximum impact when innovating at high speeds on your projects.

Event Link:
http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_IAP24602

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How to Prototype & Innovate in the Real World - SXSW 2014

  1. 1. HOW TO PROTOTYPE & INNOVATE IN THE REAL WORLD @BARTLEYGILLAN #SXSW #PROTOTYPE
  2. 2. WTF IS THIS TALK? • Physical things! • DFI: Design for Innovation • Choosing the right project is half the battle • Prototyping • Getting shit done • Resource availability and limitations • Tools of the trade • Case studies of Awesomeness
  3. 3. DESIGN FOR INNOVATION
  4. 4. CHOOSE PROJECTS WISELY PADAWAN
  5. 5. TREND FOLLOWING
  6. 6. WTF IS PROTOTYPING?
  7. 7. COLLABORATE
  8. 8. SYSTEMS THINKING
  9. 9. STEAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
  10. 10. CHOOSING PARTS
  11. 11. WHERE TO BUY PARTS Internet Suppliers: • Sparkfun • Adafruit • Inventables • ServoCity • McMaster Local Suppliers: • Fry’s Electronics • Radioshack • Hobbytown • Home Depot
  12. 12. GET GOOD AT ORDERING • Adafruit: 10am • Sparkfun: 3pm • McMaster: 6pm • Inventables: call • ServoCity: 1pm online. 4-5pm phone. M-Th 9-12pm, 1-4pm
  13. 13. TOOLS OF THE TRADE
  14. 14. 3D PRINTING SUCKS
  15. 15. PROTOTYPING THE FUTURE
  16. 16. CASE STUDY: SMART SUN VISOR
  17. 17. CASE STUDY: HELMET OF JUSTICE
  18. 18. CASE STUDY: GOOGLE GLASS ROCKET
  19. 19. CONNECT • Austin Hardware Startup Meetup (atxhw.com) • find me on the internets: • linkedin.com/in/bartleygillan • bartley.gillan@gmail.com • @bartleygillan
  20. 20. HAS QUESTIONS?

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