Two-day scenario development and testing workshop for 22 M-ITI (MHCI and MET) students and capstone project sponsors, 20140120-22. The MHCI Project course is an 8-month long capstone project for the Masters of HCI program and integrates everything the students have learned in their coursework into one “end-to-end” experience. Students work in interdisciplinary teams with an industry sponsor to produce a working prototype that serves as a proof of concept of a novel service or product idea. The scenarios developed during the workshop are meant to provide a broad context for all capstone projects.
The key issues of the students and sponsors revolved around providing meaningful experiences for their users and clients, so that they can have a lasting influence on people's lives and work. Furthermore, they were keen to find ways to have productive and enjoyable collaboration with everyone involved. The core question that emerged from these issues was the following:
How can projects combining creativity and technology become transformative experiences for our users?
After a session of dialogues and reporting, the group came up with many factors that would influence the success of their projects, which can be summarised as the following success criteria:
Most important and uncertain factors and drivers
From these critical uncertainties two scenario axes emerged:
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