10 of the 50 possible outcomes

From the 50 quick sketch of possible outcomes, I chose 10 ideas which are representative, different and brilliant.

They are:

1.Dog walking business with dog walking organization

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2.Regular visit to someone or somewhere

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3.Keep in touch with someone in Skype so that they can know about your exercise and encourage you

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4.Post-recovery club based on hospital

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5.A platform which connect stroke survivors to know how other people do exercise

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6.Self-manage exercise class — an app guides stroke survivors to do exercise

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7.A product — pedometer with electronic virtual pet game

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8.Get points after doing exercise and use these points to get rewards like Amazon voucher

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9.Create a space/facility to make stroke survivors do exercise together, e.g. use gesture to play game

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10. Use social network like Facebook or Twitter to get information about physical activities

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Desk research of design directions

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As I did 50 possible outcomes for my project, the design direction become clearer. I did desk research and found that some  ideas are kind of related to each other. I divided them in 4 groups.

Social enterprise

Communication platform/activity groups

Easy accessibility

User terminal service (App)

Let me explain a bit of them.

Social enterprise

Cooperate with other organizations or companies, not only benefits stroke survivors, but also the organization or companies. For example, dog walking service run by dog walking organization.

Communication platform/activity groups

For example:

1. Use social network like Facebook or Twitter to encourage stroke survivors to do exercise or announce activities.

2. Establish some clubs for stroke survivors to find people who have the same interest in doing exercise, etc.

Easy accessibility

Create a good environment for stroke survivors to do exercise.

For example, free-rent bicycles for them or give them a special discount in gym.

User terminal service (App)

This is probably based on an app. It can :

Contact therapists or personal trainer, give guide and tips on doing exercise, remind stroke survivors to do exercise, etc.

50 possible project outcomes

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We did an exercise of  drawing up 50 ideas for possible project outcomes. This  allowed me to think lots of possibilities of my research and was a creative way to move the project forward. Through quick sketching, I was able to come up with lots of ideas from lots of aspects in my project. These ideas are based on my previous research as well as some extended thoughts through my research process. Although some ideas seem quite “stupid”, they showed possibilities and potential directions in my project, which is really good for me.

There are 50 ideas in all and some of them are similar or use similar methods. So, I have classified them into several groups:

Use social network to encourage each other

Social enterprise

Reward & evidence

Enjoyable things

Do exercise with others

Regular visit spot

Create something to help stroke survivors to do exercise/facilities

Get social support