Role Playing helps members of the design team step outside of their default ways of thinking. An examination of the roles that users typically play in real life can help inform better design decisions.
This can include physical exercises, performing in roles, and interacting with others, or it can be more a thinking activity in which members of the design team change their perspective while conducting their work.
In the Core project, we encourage all types of role play using a set of cards developed specifically for the purpose.
Create your own or use our special Role Playing card deck designed in-house. The cards represent different perspectives or absent stakeholders. Try the following:
To help the design team to think outside of their default mode, try a role-playing activity where they act out a scenario or write a script using the alternative point of view posited by this role.