1) How did physically acting out help to explore ideas?
It will put you physically into the situation that the users are in. Not only you get to know their thoughts but also you get to know their intension and behaviors when facing a real problem. Design solutions based on those methods promt the accuracy of the solution quality.
2) Did you refine your ideas and solutions to the problem through body-storming? In what way?
We just found body storming is quite fun. Cause when you try to act the scenario out and you’re not the real user in the situation, you can’t actualy explain what you re going through and how you’re going to solve it. You just feel funny and hilarious when acting it. For me it’s a good way to try but not really the most useful way.
3) What was difficult or challenging about body-storming?
You’re not in the real situation. You’ve never gone through the whole procedure that the user went. You lack the industry knowledge. At least some actors in the group should be the professional ones.
4) Does body-storming lend itself to certain types of problems?
In the situation of developing a product that everybody uses, I reckon body storming a good way. Just you have to be in the context and face the situation. Not just imagine. And better with physical mockups.