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.

arcade game screen
Location
Las Vegas
Size: Context
Game machines are packed tightly into the arcade.
Non-User Actors
Kids, Pac Man Wizards, Joysticks, Air Hockey players,
Available Resources
Electricity. Air Conditioning. Quarters.
Sensory
The arcade room is dark. Many twinkling game sounds.
Time
Till you run out of quarters.
Interconnections
The arcade is divided by game types (Skee-Ball, shooters, classic games). Some players are social.
Hierarchy
The din of arcade sounds drowns out conversation
Social Norms
Quarter on the game = I got next

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 16 Years Old

16 Years Old

Characteristic
Sex male

male

Characteristic
Race American Indian

American Indian

Characteristic
Gender Identity cisgender (same as gender assigned at birth)

cisgender (same as gender assigned at birth)

Characteristic
Size: People 5′ 2″ (1.6 meters) tall

5′ 2″ (1.6 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 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

Don’t you hate it when your glasses get dirty?

Props
Lens cleaning cloth
Activity
Clean someone else's glasses
With someone
Do this with anyone else in the room

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 things easily

Loses things easily

Behavior
Checks phone every time there’s a notification

Checks phone every time there’s a notification

Behavior
Movements Sits up straight

Sits up straight

Behavior
Personality Quiet and contemplative

Quiet and contemplative

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 fix anything

Can fix anything

Bifocals
Intention Indifferent

Indifferent

Magnifying Glass
Role leader

leader

Magnifying Glass
Sensations feels hot and is sweating

feels hot and is sweating

Stethoscope
Mood Lonely

Lonely

Stethoscope

How your Character Makes Meaning

Language Very limited vocabulary

Very limited vocabulary

Bifocals
Culture Buckeye fan

Buckeye fan

Magnifying Glass
Values Keeping hands clean

Keeping hands clean

Magnifying Glass
Self-Concept Feel special

Feel special

Stethoscope
Worldview Things will always get better

Things will always get better

Stethoscope

Sources

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