Thesis for Two

It’s the last year of grad school, and it’s time for thesis. Yet, I’m awfully quiet here. Fear not, I’m still making progress! I’m just documenting it elsewhere. As I have decided to do my thesis with my classmate, Carrie Stiens, we had to find a good place to share our thoughts. Leatherducking.com became our collaborative blog, and it’s filled with reflections and prototypes within the area of urban biking – the theme of our thesis. Right now this is where we’re at in our process (with photos and sketches and all), and we also have a somewhat more formal thesis proposal.

As part of our research we just finished hosting a bike challenge, The King of Two Wheels, for our fellow studio mates. We did this to get insights into different bike personas, and the motivational aspects of getting someone to ride their bike for transportation. The story goes like this:

And here are a few behind the scenes blog posts:

Game Launch
Game Recap
Game Rules
Challenges

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