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M-ITI Capstones Workshop

22-23 January 2015 at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in Funchal, Portugal

Participants: 8 HCI students in two Capstone projects.

Facilitator: Maja Kuzmanovic (FoAM)

Moderators: Julian Hana, Simone Ashby-Hana, Evan Karapanos (M-ITI)

Read Capstones Flow to learn more about the techniques used in the workshop.

Photos on Flickr

Core Question

Core question for the Capstones workshop: “How can Capstones enable empowering transformative experiences?”

This question was chosen to connect capstones to M-ITI’s mission: “To research, enable, design and create transformative experiences that empower people to live the best possible lives in harmony with the environment.”

Transformative Experiences

Think of a situation in which you had- or you enabled a transformative experience. What did you do? How did you feel? What resources were available to you?“

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In addition to the personal transformative experiences, we talked about what would make Capstones transformative experiences for the students.

Actions:

  • Novelty - new methods, tasks, people and tools
  • Successful completions of tasks
  • Sense of creating a product
  • Clarity of direction
  • Understanding of own capabilities
  • Identifying with the cause
  • Cultural exposure
  • Projects being used and useful beyond the end-date of Capstones

Aside from all the emotions in the image above, patience and balance were mentioned as important in the experience of Capstones.

Resources needed:

  • Positive team dynamics which includes productive conflict, good team-mates
  • Access: to users, good internet access, as well as reliable power and appropriate equipment
  • Time - to work on the project, but also enough time away from the project
  • Creative working space, 'decorated' with things that make people happy
  • Additional communication skills
  • Budget

Mapping the territory

  • What do we know about the current situation of Capstones?
  • What can we presume about Capstones?
  • What do we not know about Capstones?
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Drivers of change

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Drivers of change: technological

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Drivers of change: economic and environmental

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Drivers of change: societal and political

Scenarios

Four scenarios were created, see more about the scenarios on their respective pages:

Design Brief

  • What is the project?
  • Who is it for?
  • Why is this project important?
  • Where and how will it be used?
  • What needs to be done? By whom? By when?
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RootIO


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PLAY


Questions and answers

What is the root problem of this capstone project? How would you answer your core question in the four scenarios?

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Question for RootIO

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Answers from RootIO


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Question for PLAY

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Answers from PLAY


From Goal to Health

A series of coaching conversations with the two teams resulted in elaborations of goals, needs, features, options, benefits, risks and values.

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Growth cards by Vali Lalioti used to guide conversations


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Notes from RootIO discussions


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Notes from PLAY discussions


Pre-enactment

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RootIO


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PLAY


some workshop_notes

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