Been a while…

So it has terrible that I haven’t been blogging a while, but let us move on.

Our project involves the year one in BCT and we had three chance to record and experiment on their experience within the test. we had three stories

The Doves and the Hunter

The Traveler and the Purse

The Gnat and the Bull

in that order.

Each story is short and is self-contained with a meaning. I recorded me reading the story to replicate the what the final product should be. Each reading the people are prompted to discuss and like the mechanic in our proof of concept, there is an indicator (a coin) that travels around the table, in front of the year ones to travel around.

What we changed is how we asked the people after the reading.

The first experiment, we asked them to discuss and that is it. I vague open-ended question that allowed depth but there was one person that didn’t participate at all. From what I can perceive the person is shy. Although she saw the indicator moving around the table she still didn’t feel inclined enough to participate in the conversations. For the rest of the people participating in the experiment did converse well with depth.

The second experiment focussed on asking a much more specific question, what did you learn. Each person did partake with no one not speaking but there was something lacking. There was no depth in any of the three discussions, just one-word answers.

We modified the question for the first question to be specific, and the other two were open-ended questions. This is the golden ticket. The first question focussed on a specific question, which prompted each person to partake in quick short answers and makes them comfortable which opens them to answer more and have depth in their answers for the other two stories, which is the goal of our project.

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