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The aim of the ITD course (ID4220) at the Delft University of Technology is to provide Design For Interaction Master students with in-depth theoretical and practical interaction design knowledge to help develop future products based on user-product social interaction. ITD proceeds through a sequence of iterations focusing on various aspects of the brief and the design, and culminates in an experiential prototype.

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User Test is conducted.

woollahra…Check this, it is the prototype for user test. When you want to tag yourself, just "break" it!
Your group members’ feelings will be shown on the "egg", red means cherish, blue means unhappy and orange means happy. When you "break" the egg, the lights will be went out. Then you can start tagging! Don’t forget the gestures are shake, hit and hold.
For now, taggy eggy is not standalone.
 B was the interviewer, K controled computer, R took  notes, E filmed the tests. We got 6 participants in totall.
 test control pannel
Let’s see some quotes&insights from the user test.

* Lights are not totally clear, people refer to a traffic light, red means bad, blue/green means good and orange is in between.
* Gestures are clear to everybody. They understand shaking as happy, and hitting is referred to angry and aggressive. cherishing and holding the egg were also understood.
* People liked the shape, and to hold it.
* People want to twist the egg. they started to turn the two sides in the opposite direction straight away, like it is a natural gesture people make when they get a round shape with a crack in it.
* The concept was difficult to understand right away. the users had difficulties with remembering the the colors and what they mean, and which options were possible to set a tagg (shake, punch and hold etc.). They didn’t seem to understand why they have to "break" the egg to tagg.
* Most people didn’t understand or saw advantages on why to have such a product. Quotes on this:
"oh, so now i need to keep an egg next to my telephone?"

"I don’t like technology, everything with computer is not for me. So I don’t like this, because its not for me."

"I do’t want to express emotions via technology, that does not fit.

" I get a bit irritated from this, It is another product that gets ourself disconnected from the real world. Society works to much to a technology controlled world."

We could there are some worries and concerns about this concept. In general, the elderly people can understand the product and gestures. They like the shape, but they don’t like technical stuff. We need to think about the gestures and colors, to make sure our settings are natural to users.
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