1) How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
Actually, when doing the physcal acting out, we really found some point that we never think about before. Our topic is searching a way to make the sleeping experience on airplane better, at the beginning, we started with barinstorming, came up some idea on changing seat type. But when we practicing our idea in behaviour we found it may not easy to achieve. For instance, we have an idea to set a wall between two passenger, but when we practice our idea, founding that when setting a wall the passenger sitting inside cannot go out through a little space between the wall and the front seat.
2)Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problems through bodystorming? In what way?
I think the body storming can help us putting our idea in the real life early before the products, which can help us verify weather our ideas are doable.Furthermore, during the practice, we actually can find some detail we never think about. We found the passenger will feel offensive when neigbour’s head leaning to them during sleep, basing on this information, we came up an idea to make an arch back cuision to support passenger’s head. Which either can provide an camfort experience of sleeping and comfort space between two passenger.
3)What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?
When behave in similier circumstance, participants may bring their own habits in practicing and affect the generation of idea. Take an example of a group member, she perfer to put her two legs on the seat when taking airplane, so during the exploration she unintentioanlly consider this habit as an major starting point and ignore one thing that only few people will have this kind of habit.
Another challenge I think should the balance between fidelity and cost. It is undeniable that building the higher fidelity environment will cost more. Not only about the money but also about the labour. From the construcion of space and the building of the atmosphere, all of this stuff will cost a lot. By contrast, the lower fidelity can restrict the expense, but the experience of body storming will not reach the real environment.
4)Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?
The bodystorming can actually prevent us from missing some detail design, and also can double-check the doable of initial idea. But as I mentioned, the bodystorming are eaily affected by personal behaviour, which can lead our way to a deflected place. The increaseing of the partcipants may help researcher to get an more correct result, but it cannot say that the bevaiour effect are disappeared.