Experience Prototyping

November 3, 2008

To really understand the market | community | environment you are designing for it is important to immerse, observe and participate in their world – walk a mile in their shoes..

experience prototyping

Working on a collaborative research and design project with a national dance school meant I had to join a dance class…Thankfully there was a wide range of classes available and I thought I would opt for the strangely titled Alexander Technique. It was described to me as a ‘movement-based way of thinking’. As it turns out it was a very relaxing class, we spend most of it on our backs!

Alexander Technique class

The class helped me gain an understanding of how people use and interact with the space, who goes to the classes and why. This is the initial stages of an on-going design exercise. Approaching the project in this way will allow me to create a product that satisfies all the users needs and importantly lets the varied stakeholders be part of the design process.

Advertisements

2 Responses to “Experience Prototyping”

  1. Sue Benson Says:

    Alexander Technique classes helped me a lot with my dancing over the years. They have a great site at http://alexandertechnique.com which explains all about it.


  2. […] I was designing a product to be used by people of all ages and backgrounds brought together in one place by dance. In order to understand the people, the tutors, the infrastructure, and the environment better we enrolled in a dance class. The class I enrolled in was called an Alexander Technique class. […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: