The requiment of the exercise was for each person in the group to move the balls in the fastest possible way under these conditions:
- Nobody can hold more than one ball at the same time except to start the process.
- During the process, each person must touch each ball in the order 1,2,3,4.
- Balls must be kept moving throughout the process.
- No props allowed.
Our idea from Jack was to each hold a ball and make it move in our hands. Then we would simaltaniously touch the balls in order to do it in the fastest time possible.
This method made us win the first round of the demonstration as it was the fastest and most effective way. We were then told to improve our methods after seeing everyones tactics. Our group didn’t really know wether to change our tactics or keep it the same but after seeing the others we decided to hold the balls in a close line (whilst still jiggling them around in our hands) and just swipe our hands over them one after the other as this was still pretty speedy. But we lost the second round as there were more effective ideas as the others learned how to bend the rules better from us and we couldn’t really develop on what they had.
I think the purpose of this exercise was to show us how we can affectively register the importance of the requirements and parameters in our projects and if we don’t like something we see on the brief we can interpret it and adapt it to suit our own specifications.