During this group meeting, we discussed the upcoming poster session, and I showed Stacie and my classmates a few text prototypes that I created, using different emotional tones.
I also created a diagram to show the types of messages I was thinking out; the amount of information, emotional tone, and whether the information was text-only or contained images. I don’t think I need to follow this to the letter, but it helped me to see how many options I had to present information. The group helped me see that I could remove a few of these. The negative emotional tones are unnecessary because my research has already found that they do not work, and the graphs and long article are not what I am primarily interested in (for now).
Goals for next week:
- Write summaries of my readings from “New Tools for Environmental Protection.” I think these will prove especially helpful for my prototypes.
- Finish sketching the journal findings (I had a little trouble with this last week)
- Look at the readings I’ve done so far and pick out the communication strategies known to be successful
- Narrow down on text and images to test with people