Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher

A special Design with Dialogue session was held with Dennis Schleicher, who joined us via Skype videoconference and guided a bodystorming master class. Attending were 5 graduate students from OCAD’s MDes Strategic Foresight and Innovation, 5 from Toronto’s CFC Media Lab program, and 5 Toronto designers.

Dennis’ workshop provides an introduction and practice of Bodystorming as a method for engaging people in simulating experiences and processes by designing them through joint acting and improv of envisioned situations. Dennis writes  about three types of Bodystorming on his methods blog site Tibetan Tailor.

Dennis’ presentation is attached following :  Bodystorming

And the following videos show the group’s presentations of one of the bodystorming scenarios given to the group:

A Future Voting Scenario – Team 2

Another Future Voting Scenario – Team 3

Bodystorming at Design with Dialogue from Peter Jones on Vimeo.

And a bodystorm video from an OCAD SFI class group, after we brought Dennis back to engage in MDes level teaching.

Bodystorming with Dennis Schleicher: OCADU SFI from Peter Jones on Vimeo.