Pre-Use Research Workshop Methodology
Here is a methodology to run a workshop where you explain ppl. Pre-Use as a concept and have them research more examples.
Step A: Talk
Start with a little presentation. Explain:
1 Circular Economy – There you should highlight that it is about saving resources and new designs of products that is more about modularity, reuse, standardization and so on. Find inspiration for it here.
2 Pre-Use – Show /1/ this Blogpost to start with the definition. Then come /2/ to this topic here and go to approx. 10 to 15 quick examples. Then go back to the Blogpost from /1/ and explain the 4 things at the bottom that explain how well Pre-Use and Circularity match.
Step B: Research Together
Split the group into 3 groups. Each group forms around one tasks. Give the ppl. 1 hour to solve the task. Provide paper and pens.
Working Sheet in german | as .doc Pre-Use Arbeitsblatt Deutsch.doc | as .pdf Pre-Use Arbeitsblatt Deutsch.pdf (32.2 KB)
– STEP 1: Find Examples In Groups –
1 Pre-Use City Tour
Go out into the cities and shops and find active or potential cases of Pre-Use in the city. Look at everything from street-furniture to small objects in shops.
2 Travel Back To Childhood
Kids pre-use things all the time. When they play a flute becomes binoculars, a rubbar band a golden bracelet, a pot a helmet and so on. Pre-Use as pretending. Collect real and possible examples of Kids pre-using things. Do it sitting on a table together or browsing through shops or online cataloges.
3 Pre-Use In Your Home
Find a Pre-use idea you reall want to implement in your home! Something you are going to install when you come home later. Is there something missing in your flat? Maybe a board or something other? Can you come up with a Pre-use solution? Maybe even using something you already have in your home?
– STEP 2: Document –
Create a little sketch for every idea and add a sentence to explain the idea. Take a picture of the sheet and upload it to the pre-use collection in the OSCEdays forum. You can also take pictures – of objects in pre-use and upload those.
If you don’t want to upload them yourself you can send them to this email address with „Pre-use“ as a subject: firstname.lastname@example.org
– STEP: ReDesign –
If there is still time and you want to do more:
Take a look at your findings. Do they „look good“ or „work good“ for both/all cases? How would a design look like that makes the object good (perfect) for more than just one use case? Describe it on your sheet or on an extra-sheet.