Constructive Design Research
Team Members: Daan Weijers Gabrielle Barzilai Jiachun Du Sam van Gaal Tom van Rooij
Lecturer: S. Wensveen Duration: 1 Quartile
In the Constructive Design Research course, we performed a lab research investigating the relation between interaction usability and charitable behavior. We built a candy machine and deliberately deteriorated the interaction flow to see how this would affect the greediness of users in relation to their sharing behavior. We performed structured 1 on 1 test in a context that was held exactly the same for every user. The outcomes were quantitatively analyzed and video observations were used to strengthen and explain these outcomes.
During this course, I learned the importance of creating a prototype early in the research process, as the testing and analysis take a lot of time. I performed pilot tests, which helped us to optimize our test setup and came to see the value of both good data- analysis and visualization. The models that we created on the data were sufficient for analyzing purposes, but were not meant for communication; the presentation therefore became somehow confusing. These were valuable insights for future practice.