User Evaluation Serendipity

A nice bit of unofficial user research just thrown into my lap. A few days ago, I created an automatic photo blog to store the pictures from the LightScribe App prototype. I put a few existing pictures on it to test the setup. I was very surprised when it started raining ‘likes’! Hint: go to the bottom of the post and click on the star 🙂

At first it was just nice to feel appreciated, but then I decided to check out which picture had the most likes. And it turned out to be exactly the one I had already chosen to be the basis of my GUI design! So have a look and see if you agree.

Analysis of All Research

In this video, you can see four teenagers talking about their lives and evaluating classic Light Scribing.The most interesting conclusions of these conversations are described next.
On their life in general:
  • these teenagers spend a lot of their free time with friends, outside the house, and communicating with friends, sometimes at the same time
  • they are communicating mostly via social media using text, photos, movies; and real-life talking
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The Shape of Sharing

After Dr. Tilde Bekker’s example, I started work on my own ‘web of parameters’. At first it was quite messy, but after some rounds of pressure, a neat little five-sided diamond emerged.

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A Recap of Two User Evaluation Sessions

Finally, it’s here! A condensed video showing the most interesting outcomes of two User Evaluation sessions about the Light Scribing concept.

Colour Changing Light Source

If you would play this video on your smartphone while Lightscribing, I am sure it would give a nice effect.


And why not program the phone to generate a random color sequence, like the screensaver this video was taken from?

Second User Evaluation: Light Scribing Pictures

A slideshow of some of the pictures made in this second session:

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Light Scribing Try-out Pictures

Have a look at the slide show!

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Experiencing Light Scribing

Some videos made during the User Research session I had with 4 teenagers aged between 12 and 18. I used the Co-Creating Stories technique as described by Derya Ozcelik.

Part 1: We watched a music video-like clip of teenagers hanging around, talking to friends, playing sports etc. Then we talk about our own experiences and this recording starts. Continue reading

Glowsticks

I bought some glowsticks. Now I didn’t expect much from them, but it said ‘glow’ on the tin so I thought it would be something useful for the Light Scribing project. Continue reading

Cellphone Painting

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As I was curious about the light painting technique, I started to do some very simple shots with my cheap digital camera. I put it on a 10s. self-timer and Continue reading