Here’s what you’ll need to record for the xdWDW Compendium Project. Everyone must complete at least one of each Experience Type.
- Resort Hotel
- Dining Experience
- Entertainment or Service
Describe the experience type in one sentence.
Explain what this experience is intended to create inside participants (emotions, memories, physical sensations).
Describe the formal properties of the experience, including its physical details and style. Include at least one image. Video and sounds would be great! Paint a clear picture of the experience.
Describe the context that surrounded this experience. For example, weather conditions, location, etc.
Describe what social norms are in place for this experience. What social norms did the experience encourage?
Describe the step-by-step process involved in participating in this experience.
Describe the abilities required for people to participate in this experience.
Describe how usable this experience was—what was “effortless” and what created problems for you and others?
Design Specializations Involved
Highlight what types of design specializations are involved in this experience, such as interaction design, service design, architecture, game design, graphic design, etc.
Share the theme park design techniques that were used to create this experience.
Cast Member Details
Share how Cast Members were involved in this experience. What was their role?
Share the manifestation theme (setting and subject) and the Dramatic Theme.
Share the theming style of this experience: Realistic, Heightened Reality, Exaggerative, Interpretive, Metaphoric, Associative
Share the story techniques that were used to create this experience.
Story Content Type
Share if this was an Aspirational, Popular, or Medium Design and why.
Mickey’s Ten Commandments
Share which of Mickey’s Ten Commandments were observable for this experience.
Share what audience mix for whom the experience was targeted: World Travelers, Character Huggers, Thrill Seekers
Audience Story Engagement
Share what levels guests could easily engage with the story: Divers, Swimmers, Waders
Describe the makeup of the people who were experiencing this with you.
Share details about the physical sensations you felt.
Share details about the emotions you felt.
Highlight the happiness (or sadness) level this experience created for you and write why you felt this way about the experience.
What memory did you make from this experience?