Long Overdue Update on Peripheral Audio

I just realized that I never told you how my project on Peripheral Audio went on.  Continue reading

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.

Second User Evaluation: Light Scribing Pictures

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

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Second User Evaluation of Light Scribing

One week after the first user evaluation, we held another evaluation session. One reason to do this was to see if the technique would still be interesting after some time, and if users would be prepared to keep using it.

All four students in this project were present, and some had prepared special hand-held lights to use. On top of that we had the use of a more advanced camera that could do longer shutter times. Three of the four original users were present as well.

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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

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?

Tired of hanging around

Interesting project  about teenagers and after school activities:

Scenario of Light Scribing User Experience

A quick and dirty scenario of the actions a user could perform using the proposed concept. The central question remains: Why would teenagers want to do Light Scribing?

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