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 21 years old

21 years old

Characteristic
Sex male

male

Characteristic
Race White/Caucasian

White/Caucasian

Characteristic
Gender Identity gender neutral

gender neutral

Characteristic
Size: People average size

average size

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
only child

only child

Characteristic
Knowledge Taxi driver-level Street knowledge

Taxi driver-level Street knowledge

Characteristic

Spoiler Alert

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

Do This Activity

Water is fine if you like.

Props
A Drink
Activity
Order a drink.

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
Running late

Running late

Behavior
Movements moves slowly

moves slowly

Behavior
Personality cheerful

cheerful

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 Fifth grade reading level

Fifth grade reading level

Bifocals
Intention Indifferent

Indifferent

Magnifying Glass
Role Vacationer

Vacationer

Magnifying Glass
Sensations feels hot and is sweating

feels hot and is sweating

Stethoscope
Mood Annoyed

Annoyed

Stethoscope

How your Character Makes Meaning

Language very formal

very formal

Bifocals
Culture Mexican

Mexican

Magnifying Glass
Values buying local

buying local

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.