IDEA9106 Design Thinking

Design is a state of mind



Bodystorming – week 5 – Reflection

1.  How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?

I felt like acting out can help you to take a new point of view. During the brainstorming we often have the designer role by trying to improve systems or create new one, in the opposite, bodystorming put you in the user position.

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

Yes some ideas of the airplane situation were eventually dismissed but some other were improved.

I think human mind is able to imagine different level of simulation, however some problems and solutions will always be out of reach. By consequence bodystorming is more efficient to point out issues and imagine the corresponding solution or improvement.

3.  What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?

Create and act the correct situation, it was for instance particularly challenging to act and create an atmosphere similar to a waiting room (sickness, crying baby, outdated magazine…)

4.  Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?

I’d say it lend itself to certain type of situation rather than a type of problem. I mean when the brainstorming seems leading nowhere with irrelevant ideas or no idea at all, bodystorming open a new perspective on the problem.

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