- How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
When individuals imagine solutions for their problems, they will not usually be able to understand all aspects of the problems unless they try to put themselves in a real situation or at least in a semi-real scenario which requires them to act physically and mentally simultaneously. Not only can physically acting out show off the real issues with relevant details, but also discloses the practical restrictions one encounters through the resolving of the issues.
- Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through bodystorming? In what way?
Yes of curse, bodystorming made the group members interact with each other practically as well as mentally and it caused them to see the behaviour of other members in semi-real circumstances which was very helpful in improving and refining final resolutions step by step.
In fact, bodystorming can help better brainstorming when designers are trying to acheive their best findings and insights by examining the physical situations.
- What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?
First, assigning the roles and their related duties to group members was a bit challenging. Second, time management of consequential events of scenario was another issue while members were acting out. Third, creating a relevant scenario was not as easy as it looked in the beginning, and it found its way so that group was acting different from the first raw scenario.
- Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?
Not necessarily, but it depends on the people who are going to act out a role. Shy people usually hesitate to play in front of others. Besides, many people do not know how to play naturally or at least how to play. In bodystorming, actors need to be trained a bit to be able to fulfil the minimum requirements of their roles.
Group Bodystorming: (Doctor waiting room)
Final findings and solutions: