Rapid Prototyping for Innovation | Perth Innovation Bootcamp


Rapid prototyping
for innovation

Discover the art and science of rapid prototyping to iteratively test and improve your ideas.

Powerful prototyping that works.

1 day • From $299 per person • Available for teams and groups

To stay competitive in the age of agile, it’s crucial to be able to move your ideas quickly from concept to reality. Adopting a prototyping mindset allows to get rapid and valuable feedback before you launch a product, service or solution.

In this workshop you’ll develop a strong understanding of the concepts behind prototyping, from identifying your riskiest assumptions and sketching your minimum viable product to designing effective experiments and implementing customer feedback to either pivot or persevere.

With a hands-on, project-based focus, you’ll explore the fidelity spectrum of prototyping and create your own prototypes that bring your ideas into reality. Once you’ve built it, it’s time to put your prototype in the hands of your users and listen deeply to the feedback they give you - then use it to rapidly improve!

Next up: 21st August @ Claisebrook Design Community


Why is
this important?

In our fast moving world, our ability to rapidly explore new ideas in a resource efficient way is critical to the success of the business. Prototyping increases the chance of product success by getting our solution or service into the hands of our customers as quickly as possible.

Who is
this for?

The need to prototype extends far beyond product developers - this is a critical skill for anyone developing solutions to business problems. If you have ideas that you would like to test before making a significant investment, then this is the workshop for you.

What do I
need to bring?

Just your creativity! This is a device-free workshop. We will provide all the tools required for prototyping and the canvases we will use throughout the session. You are welcome to take home all the materials used at the end of the session.

👏 What our learners
say about learning with SOMA.

"Just the right mix of useful, informative and inspiring. And most importantly – always actionable."

Lily, Growth Marketer

"A great workshop, fully loaded with inspiration for real-world application of innovation principles."

Amanada, SME Director

"A truly immersive hands-on workshop with invaluable insights and take home learnings. The coffee's pretty good too!"

Derek, Design Manager

What we
will cover

Prototyping fundamentals.

We build prototypes for a reason: to test specific assumptions we’re making about our product or solution. Getting good at identifying those risky assumptions is a critical skill set.

Lo-fi through to hi-fi.

Prototyping is about getting hands-on and building first drafts that help people understand the final product - from low-fidelity sketches through to high-fidelity prototypes.

Experiment design.

It’s not really a prototype if it’s not helping you to gather feedback on your product or solution. Once you’ve built the thing, the crucial next step is to gather and then implement user insights.

What does customer-centric mean?

Understand the trend towards customer-centric thinking, its connection to the design process, and how it produces stronger results.

Lean customer research.

Learn how to use lean research approaches to produce valuable insights quickly, cheaply and reliably..

Empathy-driven solutions.

Use empathy tools to identify the core needs of your customers and create personas that capture their experiences and requirements.

Converging on the right question.

Harness the power of your customer insights to articulate a clear statement of your design challenge that captures the right problem for the right customer.


Over a full-day workshop, you'll develop an understanding of prototyping fundamentals, then spend plenty of time in the hands-on building and testing stage learning how to produce valuable insights from a lean, rapid prototyping process.

Each day runs 9:00 - 5:00pm, with breaks to enjoy some delicious and healthy morning tea ☕️, lunch 🥙 and afternoon tea 🍰.

Skills, tools and mindsets.

Our learning style is fast-paced, hands-on and immersive. You'll be applying new skills and mindsets as you learn them, and you'll walk away with a bundle of new tools to use in your work.


  • Running a build-measure-learn loop of solution feedback.
  • Selecting the right prototyping strategy.
  • Prototyping for service-based vs digital-based solutions.


  • A prototype planning canvas to target your riskiest assumptions
  • An array of lo-fidelity and paper prototyping tools
  • More sophisticated wireframe tools for digital solutions


  • The lean approach to product development
  • Minimal loveable product, and how it compares to minimum viable product
  • Embracing failure and iteration as crucial elements of solution development

Your're in
good hands


Nate Sturcke is a passionate educator and supporter of the local Perth innovation ecosystem. Over the last 5 years Nate has worked with over 1,000 entrepreneurs through a variety of programs, including the Silicon-Valley based Founder Institute accelerator; Google-backed Startup Weekend; and RAC SeedSpark seed fund. In both 2017 and 2018, Nate was awarded the WA Startup Community award for his role in promoting early stage entrepreneurship throughout the state.

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Matt Norman is a learning designer and facilitator working to transform education and training, starting in WA. He has over 5 years of experience running workshops with everyone from social impact professionals to at-risk youth, and has worked in advocacy and recruitment for the innovative Teach For Australia program. A graduate of both the Presencing Foundation Program on systems change, and the KAOSPILOT Masterclass in Learning Design, Matt’s passion is creating experiences that bring out the best in people.

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