Sparking Inspiration: Designing Inspirational User experiences in the interactive presentation software Mentimeter
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Industrial design engineering (MPDES), MSc
This Master Thesis includes the exploration and development of Inspirational User experiences for the interactive presentation software Mentimeter. The thesis was performed in a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Mentimeter. It was performed during the spring of 2021 by two students, constitutes 30 ECTS and concludes a two-year masters program within Industrial Design Engineering at the Department of Industrial and Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology. We would like to thank the more than 50 user study participants for openly sharing how they relate to and experience inspiration, giving us invaluable feedback on our feature tests and enthusiastically performing evaluations. The contribution of these users has allowed us to create an empirical understanding for inspiration, progress within the development of Inspirational User experiences and challenge our ideas. It has truly been a pleasure to cooperate with Mentimeter and with their open and “go for it” attitude we have reached new heights and been allowed to explore every bit of our creativity. A special thanks go out to Maja Jakobsson and Madeleine Ederyd for their invaluable guidance throughout the whole project. Their trust in us and guidance have both kept us on track but also allowed us to explore ideas that we are passionate about. Lastly, we would like to thank our supervisor and examiner Cecilia Berlin who has encouraged us to trust our gut. She has been invaluable in our process of concretizing such an abstract topic as inspiration, a great resource and most importantly always attentive to our questions. It has been a pleasure cooperating with Cecilia Berlin.
inspiration, user experience, guidelines, Inspirational User experiences, saas, software as a service, lean UX, human-centered design, user activation