- Posted by Eleonora Bongiovanni
- On October 6, 2021
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On the 4th and 5th of October, ENSAM joined forces with the University of Lorrain and Hanze University of Applied sciences to test a pilot of the INEDIT platform. During two days, around 20 students tested the application, by rapidly designing furniture suited for specific conditions.
The days started with an introduction of the project by the project leaders. After this, the students filled in a questionnaire about the acceptance of the technology. Subsequently, they were divided into separate groups and started to brainstorm and after this, they started to scan their surroundings and sketched their ideas, using Virtual Reality (VR). Sometimes it appeared to be difficult to combine the real life environment with the VR.
HUAS specifically looked at co-creation between the students in the groups, by handing out co-creation questionnaires that analysed co-creation on three dimensions (emotional, cognitive and interaction) and looking at the synergy, energy and creativity within groups and individuals. All though further comparative analysis is necessary, you could tell differences within groups. Some groups were really eager to work with the technology, some other were more inclined towards the creative elements of the exercises and some groups functioned differently than others in terms of especially emotions and interaction.
The findings of these analyses will be triangulated with the data from the other more individually focused questionnaires on for example usability and could be used to improve the platform experience. To conclude: ‘we have to do it together and make the future of furniture more local’.