Today we did a collaborative exercise called World Cafe where we get to generate starting points for team projects and share our thinking and experience to the group so that we can connect ideas together to come up with new ones. This method is particularly useful for me when i want to explore a theme. This process not only helps me to break down my thought process but it has helped me make connections with new people.
Round 1 : Enhanced Mundane Spaces
Definition of Mundane
- Boring and dull
- Everyday things
Examples of Mundane daily things provided by the group
- Children packing bag the night before
- Children find it hard to play muscial notes
- Tying Shoe lace
- Sharpening a pencil
- Learning how to drive
Round 2 : Change Through Discomfort
Who are we designing for ?
- People With Bad Habits
- People who wants to change their habits
Experience we are designing
- Uncomfortable Experiences
- Forces to finish tasks
Where can we apply this ?
- Safe environments
- Public spaces
- Work environments
We looked at how can we design for people to change through discomfort and here are some of the ideas :
1)In School (Motivating people to achieve goals)
Using visual elements to indicate the effort of the user that has put in (Like a Pen)
2) Motivating people to wash a dish
Sensor to detect if the sink is full of dishes, if the sink is full of dishes an alarm will sound of to the neighbours.