Page 31

Malloy 28 steps to co-create. The first is to write the last word of their fortune on the note. They can then place the note anywhere on the TCC light; I believe people will continue to use words to create narratives. Having done so, they may complete the last step, “draw a line or draw something out of an existing line.” At any point in this process, the participant can read more about the four methods; panels providing a brief overview of each sit at eye-level above the lights. Excited by the first two methods, participants will move around the lights to see the other sides (fig. 15-18). ED for Experience Design reads backwards, glowing at the participant. Realizing they are standing in front of a mirror, they move to the side to read the reflected text and graphics, which combine quotes and keywords. Beside this panel is Active Design, a wildly complex but elegant combination of charts, quotes, and images. This panel is designed for readability, not legibility, though each piece of copy is legible. Decoding the graphics and the relations between them, participants do what they always do, create their own meaning. Again, panels rest above each light to define and explain the essence of each method. The final piece of my exhibition is a worktable covered in paper circles and decorative tools. This is the station where participants can make a badge to take with them, a badge celebrating their role in participatory culture. The prompt for this station is to “write down or draw something you are thankfulfor.” Thankfulfor references a co-creative website, Thankfulfor.com. Participants are encouraged to post their responses to the site after the exhibition. In addition, the station invites participants to view and post comments on my thesis website to continue the dialogue from the exhibit and read more about what they experienced. I chose to design my visuals this way because it seemed essential to my research and concept I involve participants in the process rather than simply design information graphics. It is important to note not one piece of the exhibition is digital media. This is not because I believe digital media do not apply; the opposite is true! The conversation of my thesis continues through

Profile for Renee Malloy

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.

Advertisement