1) How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
Body storming is an effective method of exploring ideas. You literally put yourself in the users shoes and enact the entire scenario. This enables the designer to think from the other angle and design more efficiently. We “freeze! ” and have a quick discussion about the issues we come across.
2) Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through bodystorming? In what way?
We did refine our solutions after the session , when we out ourselves through the situation we could was understand the space and its constraints, the ideas became more focussed and turning into realistic concepts. For example, initially we wanted to have a massage chair in the clinic but from the bodystorming session we realised that the space was small and it wasn’t a good idea to have a massage chair as it would occupy lots of space.
3) What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?
Trying to be just like the user Is challenging as we may make perceptions about the user ,we tend to stereotype users based on our knowledge. Only when we do a user research we can identify different types of users and all their behaviour. This will help us to make a combination of all and then enact a typical user.
4) Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?
The observer should know when is the apt time to say “freeze” so the discussions can happen at the right time. Also group members find it uncomfortable to enact the users sometimes.
(images could not be added as it says that all the space has been utilised)