1. How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
Our group focused on the topic on ” Sleeping on airplane” and we wanna change the shape of seat and add baffle to improve passengers’ comfortableness. Brainstorming is necessary the first step and then our group thought about any solutions. When we started bodystorming, it was easier to find that the thought might need more space and cost. Also this baffle would cause passengers sitting next you to feel that you dislike you. Thus, physical experience helps us explore new ideas and problems.
2. Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problems through bodystorming? In what way?
Exactly yes. We tested our ideas and solutions. The real feelings can be directly showed by bodystorming. Changing the large angle of seat may make passengers sitting in the back feel uncomfortable. So we modified the way of changing angle, which made seat slide forwardly. The solution would solve the problem of feeling, but increase that of space. Thus, I think that bodystorming is a good way of constantly finding problems and solving problems.
3. What was difficult or challenging about bodystorming?
All the real conditions were imaged by brain. It would make us ignore any real conditions. We thought our solution was creative and perfect. But the size of chair was different from that of airplane chair and we considered less of the size of airplane. Maybe the size would influence our design. Also, technologies would not satisfy our design.
4. Does bodystorming lend itself to certain types of problems?
Bodystorming is a good way of checking the primary ideas, which may help us find any problems we ignored. However, it difficultly occupies the whole design process. It cannot create the real conditions. Bodystorming only focuses on whether the solution is effective, but it would miss other esssential factors.