How did physically acting out help to explore Ideas
The physical acting provided a visual expression of ideas which enabled us to explore various situations within close proximity. This quickly enabled us to assess and value different scenarios in a short amount of time. As a group we role played a number of situations between several characters in regards to space, situation, movement and feelings. Case by case awareness and documentation allowed the physical play on different point of views to become a productive exercise.
Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through Bodystorming? In what way?
Rapidly ideas were refined by assessing problems related to plane seating, limited space, privacy and difficult with neighbouring passengers. We valued some ideas were not practical so more focus went in creating better solutions. Though documenting and mapped different angles of thoughts provided some practical creative ideas.
What was difficult or challenging about Bodystorming?
The challenge was getting started in a physical scenario play role situation. Different characters and different situations provided a location for one person writing the different role playing acts, two people acting and one analysing to resolve the problems. Working with an active group enabled us to move quickly through different scenes and character roles while assessing good approaches to problems and focus on solutions.
Does Bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?
The physical setting provide an effective way at looking at design idea solutions to design problems. This brings awareness to the individual feeling, needs and wants estimating the best outcome in assessing the user expectation with considering practical design results.