Body Storming Workshop
Arranging roles between participants
Setting off the sketching environment for co-creation
Prediction of possible artifact participants might find during treasure hunt (Participants usually goes beyond designer team expectation)
Creation of an adjective base card game to help participant during the amazing machine section
Warm-up activities and fire alarm activities in case workshop start drying up
The most crucial factor is enhancing creativity and ensure a joyful environment + atmosphere for acting out various stories improve.
If you conducting this activity Online be aware of it!
a. Making minor adjustments in their household to prepare the context ready for the workshop.
b. Involve technology as low as possible and overcoming the challenge of not being in the same physical space as them
c. Include people other than a tech-savvy generation, this will help you gather more inclusive empirical data. Additionally, these kinds of participants rely on their experience and cultural richness instead of their ability to work as a team in an online space.
d. Help participants to overcome biased knowledge-based on their norms & traditions. If you do not manage this obstacle your participant might start passive-aggressive conversation during the workshop which source blockage into their creativity with instance cognitive stress.
Insights from workshop
Firstly, as designers we should, let participants know this workshop is a platform for engagement and their contributions are valuable, they are a creative force it is part of our task to trigger that creativity.
Secondly, bring the energy on! if you tried or drained asked one of your team to be the main facilitator in this occasion since I organized the workshop in my native language, it would have been challenging but I believe in its essence bodystorming is suitable to run with low language input. We should encourage participants to rely on the usage of probs and motivate them hands-on experience.
As I mentioned above even our norms are changing we should never forget the inclusive aspect, design a workshop in which people with less technological capacity, and organize workshops in a way to keep their interest high ( SKETCH THINGS OUT/ PROTOTYPE ON WILD ). Avoid mis consumption terminology, we should use the vocabulary in a way that participant would understand avoid using unique terms belong to our professions
-Pay attention to balance gender quality.
- Biased male participants try to extracted and dominate and take spot from female participants give them necessary warming.
-Don’t get limited to the knowledge you're discovered from your own experience and assumption or insight gathered by autoethnography tools.
-Really on embodiment presence of your own culture /heritage/ history while conducting the workshop!
-Adaptability and Flexibility: Ability to go with the flow and circulate participants into workshop outcome if they become distracted and start paying attention to off-topic issues.
More experimental methods designing with body
I learned this methodology during one of the field trips we had in IDI class which we visited graduate IxD students.
Listening about slow design at Women’s Digital Health Group research center and soma learning about design methodologies more so, performative application of its unique first encounter with a new approach. In my opinion, they are quite similar to Sara Ahmet phenomenology theory.
Their work emphasizes slowing down in the design progress. it with a whole-body approach wants to attend slow, appreciation and well being in the design progress and developing artifact.
The result is the final outcome of individual progress they don’t involve the user in design progress in comparison to participatory and codesign progress. Soma is personal experimentation that gives the designer opportunity to question, how we affected by the norm it requires self-awareness and reflection being in the translucence stage. It requires a high level of curiosity.
We tweaked this method involve participant us as a designer in a meditative place, apply this technique to look at design fiction objects from an amazing machine workshop. Since in its core this method shares common interests such as self-awareness, reflection peaceful mind stage. It suited well with our topic moment of bliss. On the other hand, this is a time-consuming technique and I had the challenge to convince and motivate people who are not interested in mediation and western culture-oriented wellness.
Never the case, I am working on a PD workshop that used slow design in the section of Bodystroming seasons. With iterations, I hope to solve this problem….