Join Our Maker-to-Market Webcast: How to Create a ‘Looks-Like’ Prototype

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Maker Media’s Cecily Benzon working on a ‘looks-like’ prototype for her “Shush-Pin” infant-comforting device using the Sprout by HP.

Every idea begins where no one else can see it — inside the recesses of your imagination. The challenge:  Getting that idea out to a state where others can see it, touch it, and understand it so that it can be researched, designed, developed, iterated, and shared.

Sprout by HPSharing and collaboration become even more crucial, when you get down to business — as an artisan, developer, engineer, or entrepreneur — with the goal of taking a project or product to market.

But commercialization often requires a multi-phase product development process — one involving engineers, designers, and manufacturers across time zones, and, increasingly, even oceans. What’s more, the competitive nature of the world economy makes it imperative for that process to move faster than ever.

That’s why we’re inviting you to join us for our first-ever Maker-to-Market interactive webcast, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific this Thursday by registering here.

During our webcast, we’re going to show you part of that process through the eyes of one Maker, Cecily Benzon, a Maker Media employee and a mother of two who’s developing a product she calls the “Shush Pin.”

She’ll talk about what it took to create her ‘looks-like’ prototype — a physical and digital mock up — that’s one of the first vital steps you must take to develop a product.

We’re also going to take you into the Maker Media Lab to demonstrate some of the ways to shorten the process using new tools like the Sprout by HP, our webcast sponsor.

The Shush Pin is Cecily’s idea for a tiny, wearable device that allows a mother to record her own soft “shushing” sound and then play it as a recurring loop to comfort a child.

Not only will Cecily discuss her “looks-like” prototyping process, but she’ll be available to answer your questions.

To join our 30-minute webcast, register now.

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Patrick Houston is a veteran technology editor and online publishing executive. He is a former editor-in-chief of CNET, and he led the team that launched Yahoo Tech. He is also a media entrepreneur who believes the Maker Movement is at the cutting edge of a new economic epoch that will thrive on inventors, startups, and the 'micro-enterprise.'

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