Just a few minutes ago, I met my next door neighbour and we set a date for some user testing! It is going *down* this Monday, I can’t wait! It will probably be four kids between the ages of 14-18, painting with light in the neighbourhood square. So I started work on the setup of this user test, the questions I want to ask, the equipment I want to use for the light painting, etcetera.
What do teenagers usually do after school? What are the habits and rituals that teenagers have in relation to exercise/activity and communication? Are there certain fixed activities or people? Do they communicate about their activities, and with whom? Why do they do these activities?
And most importantly: Why do they have these habits and rituals and how were they founded?
The setup of this user test is like a workshop, and the users will make some Light Paintings themselves. I plan to follow the theory of Co-Creating Stories by Derya Ozcelik.
1. Show relatable experience (video of kids hanging around)
2. Ask for personal stories related to these experiences
- what was good/ bad
- how did they feel
- what were their thoughts
- how did it come about
- why did it happen that way
3. Explanation light painting + watching videos
4. Workshop light scribing: make Light Paint pictures and discuss each picture amongst the group
5. Discuss user experience: check the crucial factors of a positive User Experience (Sheldon (2001) Top 10 psychological needs)
6. Document the session in notes, video, sketches.