After creating possible user personas, I’ve also asked people in my network to fill out a short survey asking what is home to them and what communities they feel they belong to. The form is still online and more responses would be appreciated! Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/forms/DBmRHyEndukKSbpr2
In short amount of time I’ve received close to 100 responses and so many people messaged me that it’s such a great topic and so close to their hearts (ding dong!).
I’m still processing responses and thinking in what form they can be used, but below is a very short gist.
What makes you feel like home?
- the people around me
- full fridge of food
- my comfort zone
- music as I go to sleep
- my bed
- a certain scent
- good homemade food
- where my mother is
You get the idea: most people are listing the rituals or people that make them feel like home, not physical locations (cities, countries). You can see full preview of responses here.
This leads to a possible user journey using pre | during | post methodology:
My next step would be to process all the survey responses, so they could have the same form as a sentence “Home is …”, where “…” is whatever people answered.
Few key concepts and questions that I’ll try to answer with whichever “how” I choose:
- What is the best way to show different concepts of “home” that people have?
- Which “how” might be most appropriate for future generations?
- Can and how technology play a role in creating future concept of “home”?
I was thinking of few “hows” and I think for the matter of prototyping and a quick user testing I’ll settle on a Twitter bot idea, which is sketched out below: