1) How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
– Acting creates inspiration.
– Physical acting makes things easier to understand and then be worked out.
– During action, it gives time and room to think about and compare– to provide a better solution.
2) Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through body-storming? In what way?
Yes, we did refined our ideas and solutions from two views:
– From actors: We discovered more problems and conflicts during acting our original ideas, and improved our solutions through actors’ discussion.
– From observer: One of our group member worked as an observer, every time he asked us to wait and demonstrated his viewpoint, a new problem was created. And then we work together to figure the problem out with efficient solutions.
We solve these problems by discussing, listing and sketching on papers.
3) What was difficult or challenging about body-storming?
The most difficult part of body-storming for my lovely group might be– once it’s starting, it will never gonna be stopped– they are all exciting actors! But for me, in comparison, I’m a little bit shy to act the real situation out…
4) Does body-storming lend itself to certain types of problems?
It might be.
– Thousands of people have thousands of methods to act their roles out. People might act more or less differently for one scene.
– The same is for people’s comprehension of different actions.
All in all, body-storming might lead to different comprehension of one thing. However, it does not meant to be a wrong way, since it would generate more ideas toward one problem.
— pics. for activity 1:
–pics. for activity 2: