- based on the method of "exquisite corpse"
- used to demonstrate collaboration and the creative ideas that can come from working together - something that one individual would not likely come up with on their own
- in this case the aim was create a creature of some sort
- lines were carried over from one section to the next with participants unable to see what came before
- groups of 5 or 6
- at the end the full drawing was revealed (to much delight and hilarity) and each group came up with a name and a short story (2-3 lines) about the creature
- stories often reflected issues or aspects of the participants lives - so that they were able to tell a story that was important to them but without it being presented as personal
- can we apply this directly to UI design or other design challenge?
Collaborative Art Warmup
- based on https://guide.inclusivedesign.ca/activities/CollaborativeArtWarmup.html with some tweaks
- the group that presented the work, title, description and artist statement was not the original creating group
- the original creating group then talked about their intention for the work
- we discussed the difference between a description and an artist statement
- we could also stress how when we design something it will probably be used for something we didn't think of so keeping our designs open is very important.
Mismatch / Starburst
- while one member of each group was working on the collaborative surprise drawing, we got the rest of the group to come up with examples for the mismatch starburst
- showed the starburst / scatterplot (related it to a normal curve, asked them what they knew about normal curves, average/median) and talked about things you "can do" things you find "difficult to do" and things you "can't do"
- participants worked in groups to come up with examples from their own lives
- getting the to draw the starburst seemed to help engage them in the process
- many answers related to transportation to/from school (some students travel 3-4 hours to get to school on a very rough road), also internet access
- some students focussed on activities they personally find easy or difficult