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 75 Years Old

75 Years Old

Characteristic
Sex female

female

Characteristic
Race Black/African American

Black/African American

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 gay/lesbian

gay/lesbian

Characteristic
Relationships has 8 siblings

has 8 siblings

Characteristic
single mother

single mother

Characteristic
Knowledge excellent at sports trivia

excellent at sports trivia

Characteristic

Spoiler Alert

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

Do This Activity

Props
A beach towel
Activity
Neatly fold a towel

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 chews fingernails

chews fingernails

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 Interested

Interested

Bifocals
Attitude believes they can do it well

believes they can do it well

Bifocals
Subjective Norm Supervisor disapproves

Supervisor disapproves

Bifocals
Abilities Fifth grade reading level

Fifth grade reading level

Bifocals
Intention very determined

very determined

Magnifying Glass
Role Vacationer

Vacationer

Magnifying Glass
Sensations feels hot and is sweating

feels hot and is sweating

Stethoscope
Mood Worried

Worried

Stethoscope

How your Character Makes Meaning

Language Friendly and loose

Friendly and loose

Bifocals
Culture Disneyphile

Disneyphile

Magnifying Glass
Values Preserving friendships

Preserving friendships

Magnifying Glass
Self-Concept Feel special

Feel special

Stethoscope
Worldview Life‘s a bitch and then you die

Life‘s a bitch and then you die

Stethoscope

Sources

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