The Storytellers project involves people and stakeholders along the whole journey to refine the concept and to iterate the prototypes through the insights gained on the field.
Storytellers + Parents + Kids
I would like to meet you: parents, kids and seniors, talk to you about the Storytellers concept and let you play with the prototypes. Our meetings are meant to harvest your genuine feedback on the idea and explore its potential and possible development with you, so that the Storytellers project could become really meaningful in your life. You will be co-creating the concept with me and prototyping its experience through different research tools I will be providing you with. I promise: it will be fun!
Nice to know:
- I love kids and I care that they are safe, secure and respected. Kids participating in the Storytellers process will be always surrounded and supported by their parents during the co-creation and prototyping sessions.
- No-one is in danger of electroshock ;). Prototypes will be made from un-harmful materials (paper, wood, etc.) and based on low-voltage technology.
- No need to have any particular knowledge on kids literature or technology.
- Each co-creation and prototyping session will last around a couple of hours. We will agree together on the best time for you and respect the timing.
- I'd like to meet you in persons and have hands-on sessions with you, but I will also organise remote sessions on Skype with people physically far from me who would like to contribute.
- The recruitment runs on a rolling basis all year round and according to the phase the project is in, you will take part to different research activities.
Libraries are conceived as the main provider of the Storytellers project, so it is crucial to co-create the service with the people working in them and using them. Moreover, I am interested in partnering with libraries to co-host workshops and prototyping sessions during the process.
The Storytellers is a self-initiated project and enthusiast sponsors are welcome to endorse and support the project by making resources available. Storytellers has already received support from Makeblock, which has provided its mBot for the building of the Storybell prototype, and now is particularly looking for a pico projector and a 3d printing service.