Design Game Brainstorm

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A short intro to run design brainstorming session with games

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Design Game Brainstorm

  1. 1. Design Games Fun Brainstorming Tools Id ea 3 Idea 1 Idea 2
  2. 2. Brainstorming a design problem is sometimes hard to do...
  3. 3. Design games Very useful for a pitch They can be used for all types of design work: Websites, intranets, business applications, products and services.
  4. 4. Design games may provide outputs like: Generating ideas Identifying functionality ...
  5. 5. Generating Ideas
  6. 6. Generating Ideas Design Game 1: Five Sketches Duration: Up to 1 hr Group structure: Small teams Outcome: Idea generation, teams learn to work together Preparation needed?: Yes Who to involve: Design team How to play ? ? Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Specific Problem Limited time shared combinated X5 X5 X5 iterated
  7. 7. Generating Ideas Design Game 2: Reverse It Group structure: Small teams Outcome: Idea generation, breaking a 'stuck' design problem Preparation needed?: No Who to involve: Design team, users How to play ? Solutions ... ? ? Player 1 It also helps the team think about Solutions Opposite what a successful solution looks Problem ... Problem like, because the opposite is now clearer. “how to “how to Player 2 increase decrease conversion ?” conversion ?” Solutions ... Player 3
  8. 8. Generating Ideas Design Game 3: 4Cs Duration: Up to 1 hr Group structure: Small team Outcome: Look at a problem in a new way C C Preparation needed?: Yes Who to involve: Design team C C How to play ? Preparation Components: What are the parts of the problem or object Characteristics: What are ? characteristics of the outcome - Components Caracterisitics Problem what does it look like. Challenges Characters Dividing the Challenges: What are the key problem into 4Cs issues that affect the problem or similar... Characters: Who is involved.
  9. 9. Generating Ideas Design Game 3: 4Cs Duration: Up to 1 hr Group structure: Small team Outcome: Look at a problem in a new way C C Preparation needed?: Yes Who to involve: Design team C C How to play ? The Game Describes Describes the problem the problem Components Caracterisitics Team 1 Team 2 Components Caracterisitics breaks the problem down and see it in a new way. Challenges Characters Describes Describes the problem the problem Team 3 Team 4 Challenges Characters
  10. 10. Identifying Functionality
  11. 11. Identifying Functionality Design Game 4: Design The Box Outcome: Feature elicitation Who to involve: Design team, users, stakeholders Duration: 1hr+ Preparation needed?: Yes Group structure: Small teams How to play ? Preparation Key features (3-5 features only) Name of the service ? Problem A tagline describing the service Constraints or Name of the service requirements (again, just a short list) Designing a service Real Box
  12. 12. Identifying Functionality Design Game 4: Design The Box Outcome: Feature elicitation Who to involve: Design team, users, stakeholders Duration: 1hr+ Preparation needed?: Yes Group structure: Small teams How to play ? The Game Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 ? Problem Limited time Box 1 Box 2 Box 3 Designing a service In doing so, teams short short short identify key features presentation presentation presentation and selling points for the product.
  13. 13. Identifying Functionality Design Game 5: Design The HP Duration: 30 mins - 1 hour Outcome: List of key features Preparation needed?: Yes Who to involve: Users Group structure: Small teams How to play ? Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 ? Problem Identifying key content chunks and priority Limited time information Short Brief short short short presentation presentation presentation
  14. 14. Learn more at http://designgames.com.au http://nform.ca/tradingcards http://dschool.typepad.com/news/2009/12/the-bootcamp-bootleg-is-here.html

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