When we were testing our prototype and concept to our target audience (students), we started by introducing them what is introversion. So we started with this question: Have you ever felt a little tired by the company of your friends and the people around you? That’s the introvert in you!
Then we state our problem statement: NTU students with a degree of introversion need to be able to express their introversion without being disturbed when eating in school and without being judged by their peers.
With the feedback given, we started to input some visuals into our prototype.
Above images shows the same layout with different designs. We couldn’t decide which design to go with, hence we decided to open our questions to the class. Most of them preferred the colourful background, but not lines and change of colours.
After our presentation, the main concern was dialogue behind our space and how we could create awareness about introversion to the extrovert students.
Firstly, we came up with our logo named rertrEAT, a place for solo diners in NTU. Why we came up with retrEAT or the narrative behind retrEAT is shown in the image below.
During our presentation, we tested out the message with our classmates. Instead of saying “I’m dining solo, please…”, we changed it to “I’ don’t FOMO, I just…” and “I’m not anti-social, I’m just…” to fit into the millennial slang. Here are what some of them wrote:
Then we proceed on with our prototype. Here is a rough sketch by Tuyen.
Feedback given was:
- Most of the classmates enjoyed being able to write the message at the back of the chair. It felt something personal and people will know whether to approach or not.
- It seems like a lounge instead of a canteen.
- Can create better designs for logo and the message.
- Maybe this space can be used for events such as having introvert talks by famous people.