Learning through experimentation involves the constant desire to learn by trying things out - in other words, moving forward in a project through action rather than discussion. In order to encourage quickly testing out new ideas, iteration is key. This means looping back to and repeating previous steps. All the while, it is important to adopt a positive attitude towards “failure” and “mistakes”, i.e. to see them as a necessary part of every learning experience.
Individuals who learn through experimentation are able to make abstract things concrete, for instance, building a prototype of a concept. They are also able to extract learnings from their experimentation, for example to derive user needs. They have the ability to think spatially and to make thoughts or ideas tangible with the help of sketches, objects or roleplays. They go through many quick iteration loops by testing, drawing conclusions and moving on - or even stopping a project altogether, if that makes more sense.