Participants: Mike, Nick, Elizabeth, Alec
1."How Might We... design new ways of keeping warm outside in cold temperatures"
2."How Might We... keep food warm while cooking outdoors in the winter"
Pre-Brainstorming: I had each of my participants come up with an idea for each "how might we..." statement. When they arrived I had them keep their designs to themselves while we played a few games. First we started with a round of catch phrase. From there we played a game of something I made up called "I'm lazy so finish my joke." The game starts with someone telling a joke, I cut them off before the punchline and point to someone at random for them to finish the joke with whatever they want. Regardless of it if is funny everyone has to "ha ha HA!" at the end of it.
After this everyone shared their designs and then we jumped into brainstorming!
Brainstorming: This didn't go too well. My participants kept claiming "I'm not creative enough..." and "I don't have much time for this, when will it end?" I feel this hindered the creative process a bit, because the focus wasn't on letting their minds roam. I emphasized quantity not quality, but it wasn't taken too well. Luckily, there were some gems after everyone started getting into it! We ran out of post-its quickly because I didn't have too many to begin with, so we started writing them on the backs of their initial sketches.
How might we design new ways of keeping warm outside in cold temperatures
Categories: Coats and Layerables, Boots, Gloves, Novelty Items
How might we keep food warm while cooking outdoors in the winter
Categories: Cooking Devices, Utensils, Bags, Fire