Giving OPTIONs to Commuter Students

Good design is one that changes customer behavior for the better. (The Lean Startup, p.120)

When I designed the system that is currently OPTION PLAY, I built the model on my belief that players will proactively deal with relevant and challenging situations if those situations are presented in a game format.  Focus groups support that.

There is a strong vein of feedback that OPTION PLAY's content is great for college-bound students who are living on campus, and that there needs to be scenarios that address the challenges that commuter students deal with.  Living on campus is a big plus to "feeling" part of the campus environment.  Can commuter students use OPTION PLAY's system to help student affairs departments work smarter with them to create that "feeling"?

C4.     You plan to carpool to get to classes because your family needs the car part of the time.  This morning while you sit waiting to be picked up you get a phone call from your classmate’s father telling you about the DUI/car accident from the previous night.  No carpool from this friend.  What do you do?

What about this scenario is relevant to your situation?

 

 

 

What other scenario would you like to use in this card game?

 

C5.     The professor in your chemistry class gives really hard exams.  You have heard that having study sessions are really important.  The only one that fits into your packed schedule is at 10pm in one of the residence halls.  You are worried about the study session going long because you have early classes in the morning  What do you do?

 

 

 

What about this scenario is relevant to your situation?

 

 

 

What other scenario would you like to use in this card game?

 

 

 

 

 

C6.     You thought easing into college with commuting to a community college would be a great idea.  You have the academics down, but you are feeling very disconnected socially. What do you do?

 

 

 

What about this scenario is relevant to your situation?

 

 

 

What other scenario would you like to use in this card game?

 

C7.     You went to a single-gender high school, and are suddenly thrust into a giant, co-ed environment at college. You are interested in dating, but because you don’t live on campus you are not sure how to socialize.  What do you do?

 

What about this scenario is relevant to your situation?

 

 

 

What other scenario would you like to use in this card game?