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Prototyping for Post-Secondary, By: Bill Heinrich, Director of Mindset

Prototypes are some of my favourite things. When I was a kid I played with LEGO.  My mom would find boxes of bricks at tag sales, and I would build for days with no instructions. I would imagine a thing and try a few ways to build it. When I achieved the goal, I took it apart and started again.  When I went to college, I learned to crave feedback on my early drafts…a kind of prototype.  In my student affairs work, I really liked building new programs, but even more, I enjoyed refining and adapting programs in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, years, etc. Later, when implementing technology projects, prototypes were a lifeline for developing buy-in and outcomes that mattered.

In this episode of MIM, we speak with Lizzy King, Interim Director, Michigan State University Union and Senior Sales and Services Manager, from Michigan State University, about her new book chapter focusing on the prototyping elements of MSU’s experiential record. Yes, the` technology prototypes were key, but this conversation is insightful when Lizzy addresses these questions:

– How do you prototype new relationships needed when implementing a new experiential record?

– Could relationships improve if different stakeholders understood their need to collaborate?

Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this episode.

Watch it here.