For my proposal, I intend to do an intervention with Dota 2.
Dota 2 is a popular free to play game on Steam that evolved from the original DotA on the Warcraft 3 engine. In this game, players play 5 on 5 matches that has each player pick a specific hero with their own abilities. Each hero plays a unique role in the team, and the team must work together to win the game.
Heroes in Dota 2 are traditionally pigeon-holed into roles, like tank, support, carry, etc. Playing heroes outside their respective roles tends to lead to failure, and subsequently, intense ridicule and disdain from your teammates. I intend to play 5 separate matches playing heroes outside of their designated roles, while still trying to win the game.
1. Choose a hero
2. Pick a role opposite the normal role (i.e. Carry => support, tank => carry, etc)
3. Observe responses from teammates.
4. Observe responses after success competing using hero in a different role.