ReTie is a modular toolkit which can be used to physically prototype ideas. It is made from interchangeable wooden beams, wooden sheet material and reusable cable ties.
The ReTie prototyping toolkit lowers the threshold for users to take part in the prototyping phase of co-design processes. It makes the process of creating objects or spaces much more accessible because the users do not need tools or machines to create their prototypes. All they need is their hands, their creativity and their willingness to collaborate.
The way the toolkit works is self-explanatory and encourages trial and error. The focus is not on making the perfect prototype but on helping the users to communicate their idea in a physical and tangible way instead. It engages them to work with their hands and to prototype on a 1:1 scale.