Having interviewed Dr Jeff Davey we were left with a lot of notes and ideas. In order to try to focus on what was important we conducted a thematic analysis exercise together. We came up with these codes to help us focus our research:

  • Habitat
  • Problems
  • Teaching
  • Photographic/mapping
  • Data collection

We decided to create a game to show children how their actions impact on the environment and bee populations. Using a phone app schools can record the health of their onsite, or local, hives and use this information to set up the game environment. This is a great way to give the game some real grounding.

In order to make sure that everyone is on the same page about their meaning we created a ‘memo’ to describe each one. These codes will serve as a starting point to our research and design iteration.

  • Habitat
    • We will look into the human impact on bee habitats, and how to create bee friendly spaces
  • Problems
    • What different areas there are problems that need solving such as: Pesticides, loss of bee populations, lack of knowledge, children unable to approach hive, bees cover objects inside of the hive
  • Teaching
    • Target audience (primary school children), promote solitary bee knowledge, different bee species, life cycles, attention span of children
  • Photographic/mapping
    • Hive video recording, photos of the hive, 3D imaging of hive
  • Data collection
    • Collection of hive information, app for recording hive data
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