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We want to broaden M-SHED’s target audience but creating an experience that is fun filled for all of the family, instead of either just children or just the older generation.
 
We want to broaden M-SHED’s target audience but creating an experience that is fun filled for all of the family, instead of either just children or just the older generation.
  
Our finalised idea for our project is the Hot Air Balloon, which is an exhibit that will be situated on the bottom floor of M-SHED, it will be a walk-in experience that simulates a hot air balloon that will be flying over a 1920’s map of Bristol. We feel this will be the most engaging for the whole family.
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Our finalised idea for our project is the Hot Air Balloon, which is an exhibit that will be situated on the bottom floor of M-SHED, it will be a walk-in experience that simulates a hot air balloon that will be flying over a 1940’s map of Bristol. We feel this will be the most engaging for the whole family.
  
 
== Week 5 ==
 
== Week 5 ==

Latest revision as of 00:32, 28 November 2019

Week 1

3rd October - Field Work Preparation - Today we planned the three locations to conduct our field work - M-Shed, We The Curious, Bristol Aquarium. We generated questions that can be used for observations of each location and exhibit. We grouped these questions according to OBJECTS, USER, LOCATION and HISTORY. Using the data from these answers we will be able to gain a stronger understanding of the environment and what kind of interactive system could be designed.

Week 2

Field work week!

10th October - Today we visited three locations: M-Shed, Bristol Aquarium and We The Curious. We recorded a large variety of data about each location, spending approximately 30 minutes in each location. Next week we will sit down as a team and discuss the results of the field work and highlight potential improvements for each exhibit.

Week 3

Week 3 - Analysing field work and starting ideation process

Today, (17th October) we summarised our findings from observations at each exhibit and could clearly differentiate the target audience of each location. We the Curious (WTC) had interactive exhibits clearly aimed at involving young children, M-Shed had exhibits with more information and less interactivity - aimed at older adults and the Aquarium we could see was aimed at families. The following information we gathered about each location has helped enormously with our idea development.

The Aquarium likes: - Brought families together - Strikes conversation - Very informative

The Aquarium dislikes: - Very Dark

The Aquarium PEOPLE: - Families are having conversations and fun together whilst learning - People are happy

The Aquarium LOCATION: - Positive and exciting - Lots of things to see and learn in every space.

WTC likes: - Fun - Lively - Positive education - Spacious

WTC dislikes: - Lacked educational information

WTC PEOPLE: - Kids running around screaming - School groups – more kids than adults - 10-15 kids per group per 2-3 adults

WTC LOCATION: - Positive and exciting atmosphere - Very spacious, space to run around and different activities to run to.

M-SHED likes: - A lot of info - Rich history - Aimed at older audience

M-SHED dislikes: - Not interactive enough - Very dark - No atmosphere - Boring

M-SHED PEOPLE: - People are not smiling - Alone or small groups of adults (2-3)

M-SHED LOCATION: - Positive atmosphere - Gripped with rich history - Spacious


This has given us room to discuss possible project ideas to improve each location. We discussed and agreed that we’d like one of our projects aims would be to improve the location we’d be putting it in, therefore decided that M-SHED was the most appropriate location for some improvements such as: - Needs sound/audio - Needs to break up info – too much text - Use of touch screens

Week 4

24th October - This week we used the double diamond design diagram to draw solutions from problems we raised in our group discussions and managed to create many ideas that we could possibly develop for our prototype.

So currently in the double diamond design diagram we are in between the define and develop stage. We know that we want to try to get young people interested in the history of Bristol, so we developed prototype ideas which would solve this.

We filtered our many ideas down to three final ones, which we needed to make a decision on. These were:

- Hot Air Balloon – which involves information about the Bristol Blitz in a simulation

- VR Double Decker bus – a tour of Bristol via a headset, whilst sitting on a bus which moves and involves 4D effects i.e. wind and surround sound.

- An audio tutorial and step through experience that allows the user to rein-act WW2 events

We want to broaden M-SHED’s target audience but creating an experience that is fun filled for all of the family, instead of either just children or just the older generation.

Our finalised idea for our project is the Hot Air Balloon, which is an exhibit that will be situated on the bottom floor of M-SHED, it will be a walk-in experience that simulates a hot air balloon that will be flying over a 1940’s map of Bristol. We feel this will be the most engaging for the whole family.

Week 5

31st October- We came up with the hot air balloon idea as a group we agreed to do this as we felt it could be the best idea to showcase the history of the Bristol Blitz in a more interactive way. We are trying to make it as interactive as possible because when we went to do our research in the previous weeks before week 5, we noticed that the youngsters felt more interacted with the electronic equipment, they seemed to be more interested and more appealed by that instead of reading the information of the non interactive boards. We came up with the idea to use Slack to share ideas and screenshots of our progress.

Week 6

7th November- This was the week where we fully decided on our prototype and making sure we had the right ideas. After spending time looking at our research we felt that doing a interactive hot air balloon was the best idea to showcase our research and we felt like the target audience would be happy with such a different but interactive idea. We felt like the younger generation would like to know and learn about the world war 2 and especially the Bristol Blitz, but they would only learn it in a interactive way. We wanted to make sure our target audience would be happy with a interactive hot air balloon. We also had to present our design idea to the group and this gave us a clearer idea of whether we needed to tweak some parts of our prototype after gaining feedback from the class and the teacher. After recieving feedback from the presentation, we decided to change some parts of our design idea to make sure it is specifically targeted for our young audience.

Week 7

This week, we took on the feedback we got from presenting our design brief and used it to develop our prototype idea. Instead of a modern hot air balloon we will be using a WW2 observation balloon to show more relevance in the balloon idea. We also distributed roles for the next upcoming weeks i.e. 3D model, poster, report, filming of prototype etc.

Field Research Questions

1. We The Curious 2. M-Shed 3. The Aquarium

Do people have a smile on their face? 1. yes- kids are running around screaming and having fun 2. No- people are very serious 3. Yes - everyone is walking around enjoying themselves, apart from the odd small child

Does this location have a positive atmosphere? 1. Yes, positive and exciting 2. Yes, gripped with rich history 3. Yes, exciting and lots to see

Is this location spacious? 1. Very spacious, lots of space to run around and different activities to run too a from 2. Yes, there are a lot of different exhibitions and space for everyone to look at the same thing 3. Yes a lot of empty space for people to walk through

Are people physically touching the exhibit? 1. Yes, every activity is being touched and played with and explored 2. Yes, although most things are to read and watch, there are a few features that lets the user interact and physically tough the exhibit 3. Kids are touching and pointing at the glass

Is the room dark or light? 1. Dark 2. Dark 3. Dark

Are people alone or with families? 1. School groups, more kids than adults 2. Alone or with small groups of adults 3. Small families, usually with very young children - too young for school / pairs of adults

How many people per group on average? 1. 10-15 kids with 2-3 adults 2. 2 adults 3. 3

Is this location used for work? We The Curious: Apart from the employees here, there is not many people doing work here. I have noticed some adults in their break have attended the café and sat and done some work whilst enjoying their coffee/food. We attended We The Curious at around 12 o clock. In the area, there are a lot of little cafes/restaurants so I didn’t really expect many adults there as there are different places in the area where they can have a peaceful break.

MShed: The employees in the MShed are working but there were no other people there sat doing work. There was no one else here working or taking a break and having a coffee/food in comparison to We The Curious.

Is this location used for leisure? We The Curious: A lot of people come here in their spare time to have a day out. But it is mainly young children and teachers coming from school as they clearly had their school uniforms on.

Mshed: There were a lot of adults here exploring the museum. We reached MShed at 1 o clock and we seen a small amount of children in uniform exploring the museum but apart from that, it was just mainly adults exploring the history.

How are people entering the location? We The Curious: There are a lot of children coming from schools and coming from the coaches which are parked up on the side of the road near the premises. I have also noticed parents coming in with the children from the car parks too.

MShed: It seemed like the majority of the adults were walking into the premises. There was a car park called The Grove Car Park but I didn’t spot anyone walking around 5 mins from/to their car. There was also a car park called Whapping Wharf car park, but it is a short stay car park and it had limited spaces, which wouldn’t surprise me as it is in the City Centre. When I asked one of the employees, she said it only had space for 39 cars and only the 4 disabled spots. In comparison to We The Curious, there was a car park located 2 minutes from the premises, which is more accessible and easier for the public to get to. That car park was called Millenium Square Car Park.

Are the users using the technology easy? We The Curious: Yes, there has been no issues with the technology, it has been very quick and responds to all user actions and there hasn’t been any issues as of yet. For the time we were there, we didn’t witness any issues and we were there for approximately an hour.

MShed: Yes, the technology is quick and there hasn’t been any issues I have encountered since I have started to observe. We were there for an hour too and there ended up being no issues whatsoever.

Does the weather effect the location? We The Curious: We came on a day where it is pretty warm, and a lot of children have come on a school trip. So they wouldn’t have cancelled the trip as it is all indoors, and it is an easy place to park up or use public transport so I don’t think the weather affects the location too much in my opinion.

MShed: The location is a bit complicated to come too. When we walked from We The Curious, it took approximately 10 mins, but for MShed, there wasn’t many places near where you could drop off/pick up so I think it might affect the location slightly. There could be days during the winter when it is tipping down with rain and it might stop people from making the effort and going to the MShed due to the lack of car parks around and the amount of walking which you have to do.

Are people sitting or standing? We The Curious: Apart from one or two adults (looked like teachers) everyone else was stood up and the children were stood up and using the technology. In We The Curious, a lot of the technology involves you standing up and interacting.

MShed: Majority are standing, but there were some sat on the chairs and waiting for the people they have come with.

We the curious

What activities do they undertake?

People doing activities in groups. No one is just sitting doing nothing.

People putting balls into different tubes and seeing who's will reach the bottom first.

What is the exhibit they are observing? Multiple exhibits in the area all being observed by different groups of people.

Tube and ball wall

What is the exhibit there?

Multiple exhibits in one location all are being observed by multiple groups of people

Is it indoors or outdoors? Indoors

Is it over 100 years old? No

Are the staff enthusiastic? They seem enthusiastic to help people that have questions

Do the staff interact with the customers? Yes

M shed

What activities do they undertake?

There's a computer to interact with that give more details on the exhibit

What is the exhibit they are observing?

Music and performance, words and theatre

What is the exhibit there?

There are multiple exhibits that people can look at

Is it indoors or outdoors?

Indoors

Is it over 100 years old?

No

Are the staff enthusiastic?

Not much staff insight except near the entrance

Do the staff interact with the customers?

Only if approached