1.How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
Our group worked on the difficulty of sleeping in a plain and we acted out a possible scene in relation to our personal experience. Once we start listing problems and acting in out, we could see it better in our minds and feel it as well (as frequent fliers). It helps in the way of putting your mind in the scene and in the actual experience by imagining everything surrounding you, any object, any other people and any detail that one may only remember by actually imagining yourself in the scene.
2.Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through bodystorming? In what way?
First, we listed every possible difficulty that came to mind and by bodystorming the scene, we added a few more and started thinking about possible solutions at the same time.
3.What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?
As we are actually looking for a solution to a problem, sometimes that mindset doesn’t let you concentrate in imagining a normal situation or behaviour, as your mind is constantly looking for a solution. There is a need of extra concentration and relaxation of the brain to just imagine yourself in the situation doing what you normally do, and only after that start listing issues and realistic possible solutions.
4.Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?
In my case, it lend itself to a couple of possible solutions. Regarding the issue about blood flow of the legs, once I sat in a chair and imagine myself in that situation and with that space, I could come up with some possible good outcomes.