Throughout this project we have been discussing different ways to engage the students here in Lacoste and how to get everyone excited and more involved. We arrived at the conclusion that bringing them into our process would garner more interest and participation. We also wanted to have a set group of people who would be willing to commit to the project throughout the rest of the quarter. Our idea was to have an informal gathering with the 17 students we had previously selected, invite them to our studio space, and take them through everything we have been working on, from the creativity wall, to the Napkin sketch and Cultural Probes.
E-mails were sent out to the the 17 students as well as invited personally by one of us to come (since not everyone checks their inbox consistently). The gathering was planned for Wednesday night right after the Professor Lecture Series as the studio is right by the Maison Forte where the lecture is held. Everyone was welcome to stop by and check out the work that we, as well as their fellow students, have done thus far.
After a brief introduction about our project, we explained our thought process behind the Creativity Wall and how it came about.
This led into an explanation about the Napkin Sketch and Cultural Probe activities we have been asking them to do.
It was a great turnout and the students had a lot of fun looking at all the sketches, pictures, and Post-it’s in the studio. Everyone seemed to be more enthusiastic once they knew more about the project which is exactly what we were hoping for. It was also a great opportunity for us to distribute the kits for our next Cultural Probe which we will explain in an upcoming post.
Stay tuned to see what else the students in Lacoste create!