prototyping

A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from. It is a term used in a variety of contexts, including semantics, design, electronics, and software programming. A prototype is generally used to evaluate a new design to enhance precision by system analysts and users.

 

Event
Vrijdag 13 december vindt de eerste editie van de Culturele Maakkaravaan plaats in het Bijlmer Parktheater in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Lees hier meer over het programma.

 

Project
Waag collaborates with the City of Amsterdam in the project Culturele Maakkaravaan to explore and improve the relationship between Amsterdam citizens and the digital city.

 

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In this project, we are developing a vision for the future of (open) digital learning materials on behalf of SURF.

 

Event

25-04-2019

AI AI Barbie

If toys start speaking back: what role do we want artificial intelligence (AI) to play in the education of our children?

 

Event
Together with experts we will explore the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and come to frameworks for responsible use of AI toys.

 

Article
Two pilots are being developed and tested in the Netherlands that make use of 'attribute-based credentials'. What are these?

 

Event
During a MedTech Meetup in Brussels the outcomes and the process of MakeHealth: Prototyping will be presented.

 

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14-11-2018

AI AI Barbie

In 'AI AI Barbie', new frameworks for responsible use of AI in toys are being drawn up together with parents, children and experts.

 

Event
During this meetup on 10 November we present the results of the second MakeHealth: Prototyping series at Contact Amsterdam.

 

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Op de dag van de Witte Stok presenteert Debby Marchena het prototype van haar lichtgevende wittte stok die is ontwikkeld tijdens MakeHealth: prototyping reeks in FabLab Amsterdam.

 

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For eight weeks, more than 20 participants could be found in the Fab Lab working on an open healthcare solution.

 

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During this meetup on 5 July we present the results of the MakeHealth: Prototyping series and the online platform Careables. A new series of prototyping will start next September at Contact, Amsterdam.

 

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Do you have an idea for a solution that makes everyday life easier? Are you a maker who likes to use his craftsmanship to realize healthcare solutions? Then we are looking for you!

 

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Can we apply digital fabrication tools for healthcare applications? And how can we personalise designs?

 

Article
In the DIY Healthcare workshop ten curious and inquisitive citizens gathered to create open solutions in healthcare.

 

Article
What is involved when developing an app for improving the neighborhood together with residents? A first prototype emerged from co-creation sessions with Buitenveldert residents.

 

Event
The 'Self-adjustable prosthesis', developed at Fablab Amsterdam by Waag, is part of the exhibition HUMAN+ The Future of Our Species at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

 

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Waag developers and designers Douwe-Sjoerd Boschman, Laurens Schuurkamp and Janine Huizenga from The Creative Cooperative are leading a three-day workshop at the ICE Fab Lab Cairo in Egypt for the UNDP programme Make the Future. This is the second in in the series of workshops in the programme, finding solutions for local problems.

 

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We organize a two-day workshop for Dutch museum professionals to experiment with digital media and to build interactive installations. This workshop will be guided by experts in the field. Dutch spoken.

 

Event
On 24 and 25 October 2016 the Dutch programme 'Archief 2020' and Waag are organizing the second bootcamp of Archieflab. The presentation of the results is open for the public.

 

Article
Over the years, students and interns from Fablab Amsterdam have created several low-cost prosthesis prototypes using various materials (like pineapple fibres and recycled plastic). Recently, intern Angelika Grundmann worked in our Fablab at a pvc prosthetic foot and a so-called "kneewalker" to test the prosthesis. Earlier results from 2014 can be found in the documentation here.

 

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Digital Spaces Living Lab (DSLL) tested our loupe prototype with school children at the National Museum of History (NMH) in Sofia.

 

Article
In the RICHES project we explore the use of new technologies for cultural heritage experiences as one of the important aspects for change.

 

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From interactive playgrounds to online tools that predict future climate changes and apps that could prevent sport injuries. Just some examples of 50 innovative applications that were shown on 2 October 2014 during the The Big Future of Data event of the COMMIT/ research programme.

 

Project

12-08-2014

Whiskers

Waag developed 'Whiskers': objects that remotely connect people in a playful way.

 

Article
We are currently busy with the development of 'Whiskers': objects that remotely connect people in a playful way. We think these means of communication can play a role in the future care of the elderly.

 

Article
In the past weeks I worked on the Low-cost self-adjustable lower leg prosthesis during my internship at Waag. In this period of 13 weeks I focused on the case (that is the top piece of the prothesis, carrying the stump of the patient) and the mechanism that connects the case to the prosthesis. In my research, I combined several natural fibres with polyurethane resin to create a composite material for the casing.

 

Article
It has been a while without an update on ‘Measuring Less to Feel More’, a project that aims at rethinking the care of diabetes. And many things happened!

 

Project

25-04-2014

Make the Future

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Waag cooperated in the program 'Make the Future'.

 

Article
For the European project meSch, together with museum staff, heritage specialists and curators, we searched for new ways to further enhance the way we can tell the stories of objects. To demonstrate the prototype, the project team made a video.

 

Article
After a short stop during the Winter months, this Spring we will continue our ‘Plants for the Future’ project with the Dutch Botanical gardens (NVBT). In this project we are connecting the botanical collections and search for innovative ways to share these (and possibly enrich them) with the public.

 

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The first laboratory in our project 'Plants for the future' with the Botanical gardens (NVBT) has ended. With 18 participants, from nine gardens, we have been busy during six weeks to think up new ways to share plant information with the public.

 

Article
With the kind help of The Kennedys at Wieden+Kennedy, a new video (Self Adjustable Prosthesis) has been made about the development of the low cost prosthesis at Fablab Amsterdam.

 

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Designer Mickael Boulay visited the O&P World Congress to present the Low Cost Prosthesis. Looking at the exhibitions and the lectures, the two sides of the prosthetic world (which were visible already a few years ago when our Low Cost Prosthesis project kicked-off) still face each other.

 

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In the past months our designer Mickael Boulay has worked at the Fablab on the prosthesis project 'Low-cost prosthesis', to build a new prototype.

 

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We have had four laboratory days now in our project with the botanical gardens. On 12 September 2013 all participants again gathered at the Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. In our last session we had examined three prototypes on their relevance for the gardens and their visitors, their ease of use and the possibilities for participation.

 

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Can a magnifying glass add a dimension to a museum visit? Waag, one of the partners in the meSch project, created a prototype of an interactive magnifying glass: a wooden frame with a smartphone hidden in it

 

Article
On Thursday 5 September 2013 a third meeting took place in our project Plants for the Future with the botanical gardens in the Netherlands.

 

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On 26 June 2013, the winners of the 'Meester App' contest were announced. The first contest for ideas and apps for primary education in The Netherlands. The educational language game Bru-taal has won the first prize of € 5.000,-.

 

Project

22-04-2013

Homeless SMS

Homeless SMS is text messaging service for people in a socially isolated position to stay in contact with care workers and to build an informal support network.

 

Article
Mickael Boulay joined Waag last January as designer. And somewhere at the top of his to-do list is continuing his 'Measuring less to feel more' project, which aims at rethinking the care of Diabetes type II.

 

Event
Gamebattle! We are going to build apps and games at Fabschool Kids at this event.

 

Article
For the project ‘Low Cost Prosthesis’, our designer Mickael Boulay is currently working on an adjustable connection part and a foot. To get relevant feedback and to be able to make the next steps, he gathered experts in the Waag for a meetup.

 

Event
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences organizes the project week Students in Motion in which Waag will give advice on mobile applications for Amsterdam.

 

Project

15-01-2013

meSch

The project meSch (Material EncouterS with digital Cultural Heritage) explores new ways to let people hear the stories behind heritage objects directly and immediately, in this way enriching the experience of European cultural heritage.

 

Project

12-12-2012

Chocopasta

Waag developed two concepts for children with hearing disabilities, a tool for the development of language skills that focuses on the needs of teachers and students and a simple maths tool.

 

Article
Connectivity Lab Live celebrated the new Connectivity Lab at Medea, Malmö University with a two-day creators event exploring innovative prototyping in the field of connected devices and social media. The event gathered visionaries, designers, programmers, makers and other creative minds for ideas and inspiration, talks, workshops, exhibitions and a 24-hour prototype challenge on 7-8 December 2012.

 

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Over the last couple of months, Mickael Boulay developed a glucose meter in collaboration with Waag. This enables diabetics to measure the condition of their blood via an intuitive light feedback. With this project he won the Renee Smeets-prize for the best student of the Design Academy. Also, the project was published in the Dutch newspaper NRC and could be seen in the TV-show AVRO's Kunstuur.about:blank

 

Event
Op 2 juni vindt de Nacht van Kunst & Wetenschap in Groningen weer plaats. Tijdens De Nacht kun je op 14 locaties in de binnenstad van Groningen kennismaken met nieuwe muziek, theater, dans, wetenschap, kunst, cabaret en bijzondere experimenten. Waag is te vinden in het Academiegebouw met de Low Cost Prosthesis.

 

Project
Smart Textile Services was about the development of successful methods, platforms, guiding principles and the business models required to understand the multi-disciplinary opportunities and challenges of creating Smart Textile Product Service Systems.

 

Project

8-03-2012

Health-Lab

Waag's Creative Care Lab participated in the Health-Lab project, that aimed at stimulating and accelerating innovation in health care, with a strong focus at the (end) users.

 

Project
The idea behind MuseumApp is to offer visitors of the museum a new experience that enables them to enjoy the collection both inside the museum and on location in the city.

 

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StoryBOX facilitates game-based language learning.

 

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The Express to Connect project addressed the European-wide challenge of ageing.

 

Project

8-03-2012

Mobilize!

Mobilize! was initiated by Creative Learning Lab and the Foundation Kennisnet. The programme activities were geared up to strengthen innovation in education and the use of creative media through the chain.

 

Project
A Living Lab is about experimentation and co-creation with real users in real life environments, where users together with researchers, firms and public institutions look together for new solutions, new products, new services or new business models.

 

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Scottie is GATE's Innovative Pilot Healthcare by Waag.