This is the second blog post, continuing from Last blog.
The Userscene is live! A laser engraved board game, Pie and a cool lecture about defining intentions, lets check it out!
I must admit, these weeks so far have been great. Time went by pretty quickly and the team has a lot to share with the rest of you out there, so lets get to it! The team started last week with a big workshop about how to approach problems. Specificly ‘Wicked’ problems, but more about that later!
We uploaded the Userscene video to YouTube:
The Maker’s Sprint was about cooking physical products in a short amount of time, where lots of tools are highly advanced; Laser Cutting, engraving, 3d Printing and a lot more!
Below you can see a picture of the final board game that Fons, Mike and Jesse made, it was well received by the audience althrough it had some small flaws, like the thread cluttering, and a few balancing options for the action cards.
So what is Pie? And no- not that pie.
Pie is basicly an innovative design prototype for interacting with customers, asking them questions and retrieving their information in a fun way. For the user it is supposed to not feel like asking direct questions, as we tell them a subject and they can make a pie out of emotions. Which gives us a great way to visualize the user’s mind aswell.
It is a Win-Win situation.
After presenting the board game the session continued with playtesting our products. The essential elements were to design a prototype, execute it with highly advanced tools and then present it in an experimential way to a group of people to provoke questions about the subject of the prototype. For the board game it was a way to make the player interact with the A to B flight process.
The MediaLAB’s teams were joined by the PublisherLAB’s teams and were assembled on thursday morning till lunch to watch Mr.Mullholland talk about ‘Defining Intentions’. It was a great subject, and I have taken notes for everybody out there to see, so please if you are interested, take a look by all means! Link
We then had a meeting with BagPortr to understand more about the process of finding inspiration and finding the right target group for our own project. It was very interesting to see what research they already had done about the subject and it gave us a great kick-off for a brainstorming session. But more about that in the next blog!
That’s it for now!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them down below.
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