Hey there super special Closed bitCrafter Hacker group!!
Most of you should have your bits (or they'll be arriving very, very soon) so it's time to get our user testing on
FIRSTLY, where we are in the process.
I want to give you a better idea of what we are looking for from you, because you are so much more than usertesters - we consider you co-designers whose feedback will make this the best it can possibly be and who will help us bring this awesomeness to a wider audience. So, that being said, there are three categories we will be focusing on in this closed group testing - keep 'em in mind as you play:
1. Experiential: Is it fun? Is it engaging? Where are you getting tripped up? What do you wish you could do? What would make game play/bit play easier?
2. Technical: Where does it break? Is there anything that doesn't work from a hardware or software perspective?
3. Existential: How are people going to use this? What kinds of projects will/can they create?
Now, as you are thinking about what feedback you will give, you should know that this onboarding experience will change. We know it's super clunky now, but we are in the middle of working on it.
SECONDLY, here is your mission for the week:
Design Challenge: Explore!
First things first: get set up with your cloudBit and unlock the iron door (is the suspense killing you yet :)). Then go play with some of the rad inventions concocted by @stan_littlebits. We're talking water canons folks.
Weekly Google Hangout
Our monthly community is this Thursday, October 1 at noon EST and YOU are the highlight! We would love to have you join to share your experience with the community here. Around 12:15 we will break out into a smaller google hangout room for the first round of feedback. These face to face meetings are important, but if you can't make it, we understand. We'll miss you, but you'll have another opportunity to give feedback via survey that we will send out at the end of the week.
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS THREAD IF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE IT!
I'll send out a short survey on Friday for you to fill out over the weekend.
That's all for now! Let me or @stan_littlebits know if you have any questions!
All the <3s from NYC!