This week we continued our research and design work. Allison has finished work on the branding; the poster and half-sheet are off to the printers and should be back in a few weeks.
Our playtest hit a snag on Wednesday because of the great blizzard of 2014, so we rescheduled and ran on Friday and Saturday. We learned a lot from this first prototype and are incorporating those lessons into the next one. Besides playtesting the actual prototype, we also sat with children from 3 to 13 and asked them to sort and make sense of several piles of tools, materials and processes. Observing how children think about these objects in an semi-unstructured setting gave us some great insight into how we should structure our design.
On Thursday night most of the team attended Makenight 21+, an event aimed at adults who want to work with their hands. At this 90’s themed party we decorated pogs and made schrunchies while listening to Dave Mathews, Sublime, and Sinead O’Connor.
Next week brings quarters walkarounds, and we aim to get two more playtests on a new prototype as well. It’s going to be a busy one!