Inventors Forum Speaker's Series
Speaker: Cynthia Kirkeby on PretotypingOpen to non-members @ UCI's Applied Innovation (The Cove) in "the Beach" meeting room.
Inventors Forum holds 10 Speaker Series Meetings (February through November)
Come and Learn something new and discuss ideas with other inventors, startups, and product developers.
What is Pretotyping: It's putting together inexpensive, down-and-dirty, pre-prototypes or pretotypes that allow you to quickly test and explore options for your ideas.
Simply put, pretotyping is the art and science of faking it before making it. Where it refers to an innovative product or service.
Learn where you can find materials, and learn about new materials, that you may never have heard of before. Cynthia will have tips and tools for physical product people as well as for web developers and mobile designers.
Learn what people have done with the following techniques
The Mechanical Turk, The Pinocchio, The Minimum Viable Product (or Stripped Tease), or the The Provincial....
Pretotyping is evangelized by Alberto Savoia from Stanford, and he has sent his materials to us to help us play and explore the topic. Come join us.
Learn about a game that will let you explore concepts and ideas to disrupt existing products and technology.
Come join a bunch of innovators, designers, engineers, and developers this Friday. Join us for some food and drink and fun.
WHERE: UCI's Applied Innovation
Maps & Directions: See Venue
5141 California St, Irvine, CA 92626 Room 200 - Known as "The Beach"
WHEN: These meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month and begin at sharp at 7:30 P.M. with registration starting at 7:00 PM. Come early (7PM to network with other inventors). The meeting usually lasts about 2 hours.
FEE: Our Speaker Series is Currently FREE (Special) but donations are gratefully accepted.
For our Members Assistance Meetings: Door fees are $5 for members. Non-members can join at the door. Initial membership fees are $50 per year, and half price ($25) for seniors 65+, full time students and disabled. UCI Students are $12.50. We can take credit and debit card payments through Stripe at the meetings. If you're paying cash, please, no large denomination bills.
NOTES: We are a non-profit group with no paid positions and the success of the group is totally dependent on what YOU bring to the meetings. So please share any helpful information you have. The hard working volunteers who keep IF going appreciate any and all assistance.