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When we visited the zoo the first thing that we noticed was that people walked straight past the flamingos which was the first attraction by the entrance of the zoo. Most of the people that we saw were families, school trips and groups of young adults. The children were between the ages of 3-10 years old. Due to the young children being at the zoo there was many buggies which meant that they had a buggy park for people to leave when they enter the zoo.
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Most people spent different amounts of time in each location. The lions seemed to be the most popular attraction where the tortoises were least popular due to it being hard to find. A large amount of people walked past the doors for the reptile house, aquarium and the bug house. Within these buildings they have steps for small children to step on, so they can have a better view of what is within the enclosure. We noticed that they didn’t have any accessibility issues. Some stone paths were uneven, but they do have ramps for these locations, so we feel that each of the buildings are easily accessible for wheel chairs and buggies.
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We saw many young children walking around the zoo by themselves with maps. With their parents nearby, they normally lead the way for where they would go first. With this being the case many parents/grandparents came down to the children’s level when taking and interacting with the animals. Most of attractions at the zoo are low levelled which normally attract children.
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For the location the zoo is large for the location and the protected buildings. They have a lot of seating everywhere which allows families to take their time at the zoo and gives them time to enjoy the location of the grounds. The zoo is well maintained with their gardens and have a large patch of grass for children to play on and to have picnics. With the outer perimeter being the most popular we noticed that some of the smaller paths weren’t noticed as families walked around the zoo. 
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Overall, we thought that the zoo was a perfect to have as a location for our interaction. With large open spaces and a wide variety of people who visit, we feel that we could easily spread a message in a fun and interactive way within the large and accessible spaces at the zoo.
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Interaction Design Research

Research - Week 2 - 3rd Oct

To start our research, we followed question formulation techniques (QFT) to come up with possible questions we might need to find the answer to. At this point, we didn’t have much of an idea about where we might want to place our educational installation, so most of our questions were based around the space this installation could go. We came up with a big list of questions, not worrying if some of the questions didn’t seem as useful as others as we were following a process that would open up our minds. Once we had a long list we narrowed it down to the best/ most useful questions to answer.


As a group, we came up with two potential spaces for the installation. We are not set on which space we would like to use and need to visit both to find out more information about them, so at this stage we answered all the questions for both places. This allowed us to think more carefully about which space might be better suited to an installation and which space would benefit the most from one.


 Location – Millennium Square/ Wild Place

•	What is the age range of people who visit this space? Who visits this place?
Wild Place – Mainly Families with young children aged 3-12
Millennium – Family’s / young professionals passing through on way to/from work or on lunch break


•	Are there any accessibility issues with this space?
Wild Place – Some areas aren’t accessible for wheelchair and buggies.
Only 4 disabled parking spaces.
Bus access 
Cycle and foot accessible 
Gravel Car Park
Doors are single width 
No desks are lowered 
Only 1 disabled toilet in whole park

Millennium – Easy parking
		Flat surface
		Wide open Spaces
		Safety barriers for harbor 
		Bus routes 


•	How long do people typically spend at the location?
Wild Place – Up to a day, family day out, spend quite a few hours there. Take a picnic lunch and spend most of the day out
Millennium – If adults, probably just passing through, on their way to other areas of the city. They might stop in some of the restaurants or bars. Families may spend longer there, kids want to play in the fountains or run around the square. They will probably visit the aquarium or we the curious 


•	Why do people visit this space?
Wild Place – Family day out 
Visit animals
Exciting for all ages
Teaching children / school trip
Tourists

Millennium – Family day out to nearby attractions
		To eat/drink
		By pass for other destinations
		Tourists


•	Is the location suitable/ convenient, is there other things around it?
Wild Place – Would have to plan to visit.
Millennium – Yes, lots of attractions near by, lots of restaurants, shops etc


•	How does time of year affect visitors ?
Wild Place – Peak seasons – school holidays 
Millennium – Busier Christmas time with ice rink, events/ harbor side festival


•	What draws in peoples attention? Features
Wild Place – Gift Shop, Arial park, noises, map.
Millennium – Planetarium, Harbor/boats, Aquarium, Water features, Big screen, tourist centre.


•	What kind of experience- Playful, factual, serious? 
Both – Playful, best reaction from families and children, they’re most likely to spend more time interacting with it if it’s playful and enjoyable


•	Do people respond best to audio or visual ?- focus on categories of people 

•	What age range is most confident ? - would people want to go over and interact with the advertisement 
Wild Place – Children (6-12), kids more free to run off by themselves and have fun
Millennium – Families, kids staying closer to parents, not as likely to run off by themselves



Week 3 - 10th Oct


Week 4 - 17th Oct - No lecture/ Research Week

'''Hippodrome'''
1912 building
Fire at the hipp
Age range is show depended
Weds mat - 60+
Winter pantomime is most popular time of year
Lion king/ war horse sold out everyday
Summer is quieter. Do maintenance then
'''Arnos Vale'''
50+ age range of visitors
Dog walkers and people for cafe people visiting graves
Accessibility - big hill , lots of uneven paths, steps. Main driveway ok but not easy to access woods
Cafe visitors maybe 30 mins
Exhibition downstairss of cafe
Time spent depends on why you visiting - cafe, grave, walk
Why people visit - visit graves, walking, coffee/ cafe, exhibition

Location close to temple meads. Easy to get to from train bus city centre. Limited parking. Convenient if you life nearby and want to know about your local area and history

You would plan to come here even for the cafe. Wouldn’t just pop in

If visiting graves time of year might not affect. For dog walkers won’t affect
Summer busier in the evening with light and nice weather

Take kids to run around in woods ??

History is what draws people in. New war graves. WOM about nice cafe

Factual experience. Serious. Sad for some. Sentimental.

Don’t think older people would want to interact with the interaction. They might find it a bit disrespectful if in the wrong place. Young people more likely to go and interact with it

Not many people about. Cafe is the busiest. People wander but not loads about.

No benches around. Not a place inviting you to sit down and spend time

Not many open spaces

Busier in summer. Families come. Locals to use cafe

When visiting Arnos Vale, we quickly realised that this would not be the most suitable location to place an exhibition as there were many accessibility issues in the area such as large hills, uneven paths and steep steps that would restrict the number of people who would be able to visit the interactive system. The age range of the existing visitors is 50+ that have a specific purpose for visiting the cemetery such as visiting graves, dog walking and visiting the café. We felt that these tasks were very specific, and people were unlikely to explore further in the area where we would place an installation. The location of Arnos Vale is convenient as it is walking distance or a short bus ride away from Temple Meads train station and is simple to find from the city centre. However, the parking is limited to the main driveway which restricts the number of people who are able to visit. Arnos Vale is a location which you have to plan to visit as it isn’t in the centre of the city, so people don’t wander past it. In terms of the times when people will visit, we figured that when the busiest time wouldn’t be affected as people visit this place to carry out a specific task which they would do no matter what the weather is like. We visited the information point available at Arnos Vale to find out if there was a time of year where there are more visitors and the staff could tell us that summer was the busiest time, but this is purely because of the longer days and nicer weather. We found existing exhibitions at the location such as the history of Arnos Vale and a war memorial for the people who are buried in the cemetery who fought in WW1 + 2, recreated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The atmosphere was serious, sentimental and for some sad; we quickly realised this this would not be the best location for an interactive exhibition as some people could find it offensive or insensitive. Overall, despite this location being an interesting and visually pleasing it was not the right place for us to work with as it didn’t feel appropriate to use its history to make an interactive system.



'''Bristol Zoo'''

People walk straight past the flamingos at the entrance
Lots of families, school trip. Parents/ grandparents and young children
Kids age up to end of primary school max maybe 10 yrs oldrest

Lots of buggies around

Different people spend diff amounts of time at places. Some pass by others stop for a while. Depends on attraction. Everyone looks at the lions for a long time but not much time spent at the tortoises

Lots of people walked past the doors for buildings such as the reptiles house

Needs to be suitable for little people. Steps placed around the zoo so they can look into the enclosure

No accessibility issues. Stone paths everywhere. All ramps up and down. Could be slightly tricky on paving stones. Suitable for wheelchairs and buggies

Kids wonder off by themselves slightly. Looking after the map

How long do people stay? Why do people visit ? How does time of year affect visitors ?

Respond best to audio or visual ? Visual for kids. Kids don’t listen to talks parents do and relay to kids in a kid friendly way

What kind of experience ? Playful/ factual/ serious ? Fun for kids. Some factual info available. Relief for parents

What attracts peoples attention? Main animals not seen everyday like lions. Sounds of keepers giving talks about animals - especially as not super regular. Go to these first

Is location suitable/ other things around it ? Easy to get too but limited parking. Can catch bus. Right outside. Near Clifton

Parents get down to kids level. Everything is aimed at tiny people - low level.

Lots of seating everywhere

Big location

They pay a lot of attention to the maintenance of grounds and make sure it looks nice.

Has big open space - field

Lots of paths that are easy to miss. People wouldn’t go down

Lots of picnic spots

Outer perimeter is most popular. Lots of people follow the main path round the edge

Restaurant is halfway point ?

Interactive games around the park like jump like a lemur

No outside seating at the restaurant

'''Zoo Photos'''
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8q50pblym5jhi5l/AADEeBb2q2KWM1p0n21LWY-Qa?dl=0

When we visited the zoo the first thing that we noticed was that people walked straight past the flamingos which was the first attraction by the entrance of the zoo. Most of the people that we saw were families, school trips and groups of young adults. The children were between the ages of 3-10 years old. Due to the young children being at the zoo there was many buggies which meant that they had a buggy park for people to leave when they enter the zoo.

Most people spent different amounts of time in each location. The lions seemed to be the most popular attraction where the tortoises were least popular due to it being hard to find. A large amount of people walked past the doors for the reptile house, aquarium and the bug house. Within these buildings they have steps for small children to step on, so they can have a better view of what is within the enclosure. We noticed that they didn’t have any accessibility issues. Some stone paths were uneven, but they do have ramps for these locations, so we feel that each of the buildings are easily accessible for wheel chairs and buggies. 

We saw many young children walking around the zoo by themselves with maps. With their parents nearby, they normally lead the way for where they would go first. With this being the case many parents/grandparents came down to the children’s level when taking and interacting with the animals. Most of attractions at the zoo are low levelled which normally attract children.

For the location the zoo is large for the location and the protected buildings. They have a lot of seating everywhere which allows families to take their time at the zoo and gives them time to enjoy the location of the grounds. The zoo is well maintained with their gardens and have a large patch of grass for children to play on and to have picnics. With the outer perimeter being the most popular we noticed that some of the smaller paths weren’t noticed as families walked around the zoo.  

Overall, we thought that the zoo was a perfect to have as a location for our interaction. With large open spaces and a wide variety of people who visit, we feel that we could easily spread a message in a fun and interactive way within the large and accessible spaces at the zoo.