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.

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 65 years old

65 years old

Characteristic
older man portrait
Sex female

female

Characteristic
Race American Indian

American Indian

Characteristic
Gender Identity transgender

transgender

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 mother

single mother

Characteristic
has 8 siblings

has 8 siblings

Characteristic
Knowledge expert car mechanic

expert car mechanic

Characteristic

Setting Description

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

Location
Kitchen table homeschooling session.
Laws
Follow parent's directions. Finish the day's lesson.
Size: Context
A kitchen
Non-User Actors
Alexa music, siblings, a new puppy
Available Resources
Crayons, pens, pencils, paper, Chromebook
Climate
Worries about how long COVID-19 quarantine will last. The sunny weather outside is making it hard to stay focused.
Sensory
Comfortable temperature
Time
Two hour time limit to complete work
Interconnections
Wifi available in home though signal can be spotty
Hierarchy
What a parent says, goes.
Social Norms
Complete your homework before the end of the time.

Spoiler Alert

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

Do This Activity

Activity
Neatly fold the pants
Props
Pants are on the table of stuff.

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 Vaping

Vaping

Behavior
Giving hugs

Giving hugs

Behavior
Movements drives fast

drives fast

Behavior
Personality helpful

helpful

Behavior

Experience-Level Character Details

How your Character is Dealing with this Activity

Attention distracted

distracted

Bifocals
Attitude believes they can do it well

believes they can do it well

Bifocals
Subjective Norm Sibling gives outspoken support

Sibling gives outspoken support

Bifocals
Abilities Fifth grade reading level

Fifth grade reading level

Bifocals
Intention very determined

very determined

Magnifying Glass
Role leader

leader

Magnifying Glass
Sensations Sore throat

Sore throat

Stethoscope
Mood Frisky

Frisky

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How your Character Makes Meaning

Language carefully selected words

carefully selected words

Bifocals
Culture Scrapbookers

Scrapbookers

Magnifying Glass
Values Christian

Christian

Magnifying Glass
Self-Concept Victimized

Victimized

Stethoscope
Worldview everyone is out to get me

everyone is out to get me

Stethoscope

Sources

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