Actor: Constraints Game - AoE4D

Actor: Constraints Game

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Actor: Constraints Game:

Act out your daily activities. Be yourself.

You’re the actor for this game! Your job is to complete an assigned activity as best you can, acting out the random characteristics listed below. As you act, play up your condition. Use words and body language that communicates your character. Have fun with it. If your condition makes it hard for you to complete the activity, exaggerate your difficulties.

After you complete the activity, the designers will ask you a few questions about your experience. Stay in character as you answer. Share your feelings. Highlight what was easy for you to do and what wasn’t.

Game Steps

  1. Read the character details and the activity below.
  2. Complete the assigned activity.
  3. Answer two questions from the designers.

Setting Description

This is the setting where the experience design scene takes place.

The actor should pretend they are in this setting as they act out the scene. Think about how the conditions will impact your experience.

man driving a car
Location
San Francisco
Laws
Normal traffic laws
Size: Context
Small sedan
Non-User Actors
Other passengers
Available Resources
Air conditioning. Windows
Time
As long as it takes to get to your destination.
Interconnections
Traffic based on the time of day.
Hierarchy
If the driver is chatty, it will keep you from checking Pinterest.
Social Norms
Be polite. Small talk.

The Persona's Description

A little about the character you are playing.

Physical Characteristics

These are randomly generated, so some aspects may contradict one another. Ignore the aspects that don't make sense.

Age 19 Years Old

19 Years Old

Characteristic
Sex male

male

Characteristic
Race American Indian

American Indian

Characteristic
Gender Identity gender neutral

gender neutral

Characteristic
Size: People 6′ 3″ (1.9 meters) Tall

6′ 3″ (1.9 meters) Tall

Characteristic

Relational Characteristics

These are randomly generated, so some aspects may contradict one another. Ignore the aspects that don't make sense.

Sexual Orientation heterosexual

heterosexual

Characteristic
Relationships single parent

single parent

Characteristic
only child

only child

Characteristic
Knowledge expert car mechanic

expert car mechanic

Characteristic

Spoiler Alert

Do not show the content below to designers. These details are only for the actor.

Do This Activity

Activity
Fold the shirt.

The Persona's Behavior

Random aspects served up to create a persona's behavior.
Caution: these are randomly generated, so some aspects may contradict one another. Ignore the aspects that don't make sense.

Habits Loses track of time

Loses track of time

Behavior
chews fingernails

chews fingernails

Behavior
Movements drives fast

drives fast

Behavior
Personality complains a lot

complains a lot

Behavior

Experience-Level Character Details

How your character is Dealing with this Activity

Attention Interested

Interested

Bifocals
Attitude thinks it is stupid

thinks it is stupid

Bifocals
Subjective Norm Friend is supportive

Friend is supportive

Bifocals
Abilities Can tell amazing stories

Can tell amazing stories

Bifocals
Intention Indifferent

Indifferent

Magnifying Glass
Role leader

leader

Magnifying Glass
Sensations Sore throat

Sore throat

Stethoscope
Mood Frisky

Frisky

Stethoscope

How your Character Makes Meaning

Language Very limited vocabulary

Very limited vocabulary

Bifocals
Culture Designer

Designer

Magnifying Glass
Values Keeping hands clean

Keeping hands clean

Magnifying Glass
Self-Concept I can’t make a difference

I can’t make a difference

Stethoscope
Worldview people are inherently good

people are inherently good

Stethoscope

Sources

References and sources that support the inclusion of this Aspects of Experiences for Design component.