Storify

Two weeks ago, we had a workshop by Berke Atasoy, about his co-creation tool named Storify. It is a really nice technique that takes you through a user-inspired ideation process. For most professional designers and design firms, the steps may be obvious, but I like it because it de-mystifies the design process and allows non-designer participants. Plus it provides you with really nice, inspiring stories! Continue reading

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
  • subjects are: other friends, documenting experiences, seeing something beautiful or funny Continue reading

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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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

Introduction video: Hanging around

Just some combined possibilities for spending a free evening or weekend…

Are there things you recognise? What do you do once you are done with school for the day?

Co-Creating Stories (setup)

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? Continue reading