Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Labcoats and Design: A Clarification

Recently someone on ScoreHero commented on my design process, in regards to my GDC speech:

"Now I feel like spraynwipe was just some guy in a lab coat with a clipboard checking off boxes while he watched us post."

This perplexed me.

So, just to make sure we're all on the same page - the purpose of that takeaway wasn't to talk about us "researching the internet", but instead to tell a story about how we learned about the differences in our audience. At no point were we playing a science experiment. In fact, I don't even know where to get a labcoat, let alone a clipboard.

To be honest, the whole idea of me intently observing the internet and checking off boxes while people post about Rock Band is ridiculous, and would never happen in real life.

I hope this clears up any confusion.


Ed said...


Keith said...

Scorehero says a lot of things

s said...

Eating sucks now! (unrelated)

lach said...

hey dan- that twitter update "i'd rather have a groping game" is genius
Could be called "All your bases".
Sort of like that operation game- sort of a groping strategy too- have to time advances with points in conversation,levels of intoxication or feinted stretches.