A focus on the fundamental processes of prototyping and intial testing. Hands-on experiences with real product and service ideas to create working prototypes find the flaws in a design quickly and inexpensively. Topics include application of the scientific method to the prototyping process, sales forecasting, open-source technology, patent searching, provisional patent writing, and some elements of market research and funding. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): INV320 or INV330.