Reflect on your experience of the Bodystorming exercise by answering the following questions:
1) How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
It was like role-playing and at the same time visualizing that you are in that specific scenario. It helps in generating more ideas because you think differently and act like you are in that environment based on previous experience. It makes you feel satisfied with the ideas and makes you think – “I’d be happy if I have that”.
2) Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through bodystorming? In what way?
Yes. When we were thinking about how to solve the “light” problem, we had different variations. We tried using different materials, placing things in different positions until we decided on which one is the best and most feasible option.
3) What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?
It was difficult to get the actual process of bodystorming started.
4) Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?
I would say yes. If a person could not visualize the given scenario or environment, it would be hard to generate ideas. Also, if you have limited materials to use, you might not be able to provide the best solution. We also generated our ideas based on our experiences. Although, there is a lot of commonality on the problems we have identified (i.e. noise from a baby crying), our ideas are only based on what is beneficial to us or a specific type of user and not really taking in consideration other users.