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Malloy 27 viewers who create their own connection to the statements— their own voice, their own narrative. The goal is physiological interaction of the eye and engagement of the mind. Light, clarity, and wood act as symbolic materials that build into the conceptual frame of the work. The feelings of weight, strength, and instability are also symbolic in the act of interaction. Hanging on the wall opposite the entry way is a quote from Ben Franklin; it reads, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” This quote embodies much of what I am hoping visual communicators will seek to accomplish in their work. The first part of the quote is cut in clear acrylic; the Helvetica letterforms are hardly visible. The second part is etched in illustration board, showing grids and typographic breakdowns. The third part of the quote is in chipboard; one must lift a door to reveal a second layer that is cut out (fig. 6, 7). Users read the final phrase in their reflection, as a mirror rests below the board. As I have discussed, too often visual communicators direct; the new visual communicator shall seek to inquire, to involve, even if the involvement is simple or symbolic. As participants exit the nook, they have two options to enter the next experiment; either is fine, as the four light panels are a set of methodologies broken in twos. Participatory Design and True Co-Creation sit side by side, oddly relating to one another (fig. 8-11). Participants will notice a mostly-empty TCC with the exception of a few random words on sticky notes. Lines are marked across the surface; some lines, clearly drawn by different hands, connect to make new forms. At the top of the light reads text, “Wanna play? You will need a sticky note (arrow).” The participant goes over to the PD panel, which is covered in sticky notes, with the exception of empty spots where some have already been moved. The words, “Remove to reveal your fortune” are faintly visible bellow the notes as are little lines of illegible type. Curious, the participant peels a note to read his/her own fortune; hopefully it is a good one (no promises). Having participated, (s)he returns to the TCC light and follows the three

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Adaptive Design for Visual Communicators:Reexamining Relationships and Making Theory Apply  

Adaptive Design for Visual Communicators:Reexamining Relationships and Making Theory Apply is my MFA thesis paper. Please enjoy.

Adaptive Design for Visual Communicators:Reexamining Relationships and Making Theory Apply  

Adaptive Design for Visual Communicators:Reexamining Relationships and Making Theory Apply is my MFA thesis paper. Please enjoy.

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