Q1. How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
When we think about some ideas in our minds, quite often we miss some things, and sometime important things. By physically acting out the activity, we could test whether our ideas are applicable in particular situations. Also we could dig deeper into details on how the devices we’ve had in mind could be practically used.
Q2. Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through body storming? In what way?
Yes we did. By seeing our group member acting out the users’ activity and problem, we could fully understand what the problem is. Then we added some more ideas or even more problems on the current solutions. I think body storming is an effective way in developing our ideas before we make some physical models.
Q3. What was difficult or challenging about body storming?
The challenge was the limited equipment we had to act out our scenario and more importantly to represent our proposed ideas. But it lead us into creativity using existing furniture. Story board and simple hand sketches were helpful to help us explain our ideas.
Q4. Does body storming lend itself to certain types of problems?
Possibly yes. When we do the body storming, we might not realize the problems that may occur during the real life experience because we have had in mind of what the problems would be. Allowing an amateur users to experience our ideas in body storming would be a good exercise to have some feedback.