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 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.”
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?“
In addition to the personal transformative experiences, we talked about what would make Capstones transformative experiences for the students.
Aside from all the emotions in the image above, patience and balance were mentioned as important in the experience of Capstones.
Drivers of change: technological
Drivers of change: economic and environmental
Drivers of change: societal and political
Four scenarios were created, see more about the scenarios on their respective pages:
What is the root problem of this capstone project? How would you answer your core question in the four scenarios?
Question for RootIO
Answers from RootIO
Question for PLAY
Answers from PLAY
A series of coaching conversations with the two teams resulted in elaborations of goals, needs, features, options, benefits, risks and values.
Growth cards by Vali Lalioti used to guide conversations
Notes from RootIO discussions
Notes from PLAY discussions