How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?

Physically acting out scenes can help us set up empathy to the target group. By pretending ourselves as the users acting and experiencing some troubles under certain circumstances, we can learn more about what problems the users will actually meet. This method substitutes the limits of imagination in normal brainstorming.

Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through bodystorming? In what way?

Yes. In considering the difficulties and corresponding solutions of sleeping in airplanes, after we have done body storming, we found that some solutions that we thought of by brainstorming were actually not practical (like lifting the chairs up when the passengers are settled so that people will not be disturb by others). And then we refine our ideas by using some tools and equipments that we have to act out the scenes, so that we can receive  practical solutions.

What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?

The equipments and tools are not enough sometimes that we need to use our imaginations, and the limits of our current acting-out tools may affect the results of our body storming.

Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problem?

Yes. the first problem is as same as the above question that the limits of the acting-out tools may affect the results of the body storming. Secondly, the models and the acting-out environment are, to some extent, different from the real circumstances which will also bring inaccuracy to the results.