A Typical Day In My Life

Exercise: A Sample/Typical Day in My Life

What are the goals:

  • To get people relaxed and talking
  • To break the 'ice'
  • To introduce some of each persons everyday contextual use of digital media cultural services or artefacts
  • To think about what context & experiences you are willing to share to a new group

Social matrix:

  • Pairs

Timespan:

30 mins

Preparation

  • Pens and paper to take notes

Activity (15 mins)

Interview each other from a set list of questions
Questions to each other:

  1. Who are you? (optional)
  2. What is your passion? (optional)
  3. What digital media culture/service/artefact where you using yesterday at 09.00?
  4. Where were you doing it?
  5. How were you feeling at that time?
  6. Who was around at that time?
  7. What digital media culture/service/artefact where you using yesterday at 14.00?
  8. Where were you doing it?
  9. How were you feeling at that time?
  10. Who was around at that time?
  11. What digital media culture/service/artefact where you using yesterday at 20.00?
  12. Where were you doing it?
  13. How were you feeling at that time?
  14. Who was around at that time?
  15. What digital media culture/service/artefact where you using yesterday at 23.00?
  16. Where were you doing it?
  17. How were you feeling at that time?
  18. Who was around at that time?
  19. Was this a typical day in your life?
  • You take notes and write them down
  • The interviewer re-presents what they have found out from the interviewee

Group Discussion (15 mins)

Pointer questions:

  • What kinds of things were shared?
  • What wasnt shared?
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