Last week during critique, it was brought to my attention I was focusing the Narrative Summary in the wrong direction. The first draft was based around the drink interaction story rather than the heart of this project, alcohol education. I received feedback that my abstract was headed in the right direction but it was too sales pitchy and lacked the scholarly aspect in which is necessary for UURAF. I was encouraged to go back to the drawing board, find more scholarly research to use as a guide for my new direction. So here goes nothing: Scholarly findings and round two revisions below.
Narrative Summary (Version 2) : Ellie
-Ellie gets a special package in the mail from her AIGA chapter. Inside the package is an invitation and a SmartGlass, a barcode enabled shatterproof drinking glass to be used at the event
-She has been invited to attend a philanthropy event, The Science of Alcohol, at Impression 5 put on by her AIGA chapter to raise money for their trip to Chicago.
-On the back of the invitation there are instructions to register her smart glass on a microsite and bring the SmartGlass to the museum for the event.
-Ellie goes to microsite and fills out her information -- SmartGlass number, name, age, height, weight, name of event, contact information. Site tells her in order to track her performance they need these details to calculate her statistics.
-Goes to museum, pays admission fee and makes donation to the Chicago Trip fundraiser
-Prompted to SmartGlass check-in kiosk where she is asked to scan the barcode on the back of her SmartGlass. iPad/computer retrieves her information and asks her to check over to make sure everything is correct. If yes, screen will prompt Ellie to scan her driver's license for age verification. If Ellie is over 21, her cup will give her access to alcoholic drink choices at the drink dispensing stations. If Ellie is under 21 or has forgotten her ID, her cup will not allow her to have access to alcoholic drink choices at the dispensing stations.
-Meets up with AIGA student group and proceeds into museum
-Impression 5 employee greets group and explains how the evening will run. Talks to them about how they will go through exhibits to test their knowledge behind the science of alcohol
-Impression 5 employee takes group over to the Bartendro drink station. Explains how the machine works with the SmartGlass. Using the barcode scanner to unlock the drink list, each guest can choose their own drink -- much like the Coke Remix drink machines -- and it will be poured right before their eyes. If they run out of their allotted number of drinks -- predetermined number set by group -- they will be able to purchase more
-Group gets their drinks: some getting alcoholic beverages, some not
-Group proceeds to first station: Body Function Breakdown -this exhibit will show the effects on each system in the body based on the drinks consumed. This is a team activity following the night of a college freshman, Joey. Guests use their SmartGlass to progress the story and see how their drinks affect the different internal systems throughout Joey's evening. With each drink Joey's body chemistry will change and the game will end either when Joey's night is over or if Joey dies. The game will show the affects on Joey's body through images of each internal system as well as his out physical appearance. Because each group of guests playing the game will have a different group of drinks, Joey's night will be different every time. Guests can play multiple times to see if they can get him through the night with a safe alcohol level.
-Group proceeds to second station: Precise Pour. This activity will take place in the water room and will test if guests really know proper serving sizes. Each guest will be given a drink list, mixers -- empty liquor bottles with liquids of different densities so when the drink is mixed, they will be able to see the ratios -- and shatterproof glasses provided for use by SmartGlass. Guests will go through drink list -- as the list progresses, it becomes more difficult. Adding more mixers or unusual alcohol volumes. After they make each drink the Impression 5 employee will show correct ratio for each drink. The guest who was closest to the correct ratio will scan their SmartGlass and earn points towards their overall score. At the end of the activity, the Impression 5 employee will provide stickers for the SmartGlass to mark common drink volumes -- a shot, two shots, an 8 oz pour, etc.
-Group proceeds to third station: Throwing Things. Guests will break into two teams, Drinkers and Non-Drinkers. Guests will interact scan their glass to enable the technology of each turn. They will first start out on the speed activity, guests will scan their glass to begin their turn and throw 20 tennis balls at the target as fast as they can. Once the whole group goes through, one team will be determined the winners and the Impression 5 employee will talk to them briefly about the affect alcohol has on speed and reaction times, prompting them to reflect on the difference between the outcomes of those who drank and those did not. The group would then proceed to the tennis ball launch. Guests will scan their glass to begin their turn and have to shoot as many of the targets as possible in one minute. Once the group finishes, the Impression 5 employee would talk about reaction times, accuracy in terms of alcoholic affect.
-Group proceeds to fourth station: Building Blocks. Guests will break up again into their teams and compete to build a series of structures out of a variety of blocks. They will be scored on accuracy and time. Impression 5 employee will talk about effects of alcohol on brain activity and precision, fine motor skills and emotional effects. The team with the most points will win and their cups will be scanned to add to their overall score.
-Event ends and group is prompted to check out the microsite to see who will be crowned champion of Science of Alcohol event.
-Ellie pulls up the microsite on her phone and sees she has been named champion! She has the option to review her performance at each activity and can choose to have an inforgraphic created as a summary of her evening that she can download, print, or post to social media. She is prompted to keep her SmartGlass as a souvenir of her evening and encourage her to use it again and again! (Handwash only)
Abstract (Version Two)