Sprint Goal report #2

April 8, 2014

Over the past few weeks, I made progress on gathering all our interviews (we are finishing up two more this Friday) and then we will be cutting together the short documentary for the next sprint goal. I have also made my character generator to a 90% completion rate. My next goal is to make my…

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“Sashimi” Report

March 20, 2014

What’s been done & what needs to be done (backlog): 1. The pitch video for my campaign has been shot and is almost complete. I initially believed it would need to be finished by this time, but it wouldn’t function properly without the rest of the documentary we are filming in the next two weeks-…

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Mentor Update #1

March 19, 2014

Today I met up with Trevr Merchant, a co-worker of mine I’ve worked with for over 2 years who I’ve been checking up with to get feedback and talk through my progress on my thesis project. Trevr has been great because he is such a great listener and is able to throwback suggestions while also…

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Thesis Question

March 17, 2014

Here is an up-to-date iteration of my thesis design question: How can brand strategy, narrative, & interaction design influence recurring engagement to unite and empower online audiences on abolishing sexual & physical assault?

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theOutsidersMovement.com

March 17, 2014

Just registered theOutsidersMovement.com for the Outsiders campaign. Excited to have found such a lovely and customizable theme! Well worth the $45 & will save be quite a bit of time with only a little bit of child theme customizations to make. The theme is called 907.

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Mid-Term Update

March 4, 2014

Haven’t written a blog post in awhile but I thought I’d lay out my game plan for mid-term and then the days following that leading up to thesis. Right now I am developing the brand and messaging behind my awareness campaign. For mid-term, I plan to present not just the brand and its essence, but…

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What I’m Making

February 13, 2014

After talking with Brian Delevie & Travis Vermilye today, I was able to narrow down exactly the design problems I’m identifying into a clearer statement, and then I was able to figure out how that question informed what I was going to be making for thesis. My desire this entire time has been to make…

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Update: Deliverables

February 11, 2014

Met with Brian Leister today to talk through what I’m going to be making. I still haven’t cornered down a direction of my final product, but I do know now that I shouldn’t try to satisfy too many issues within my campaign. Leister expressed concern that I was “muddling” down the awareness campaign by trying…

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Awareness Campaigns & Agency

February 5, 2014

After meeting with Bryan Leister last night during class, it occurred to me that I was having a really hard time articulating what exactly the problem I was having with a lot of awareness campaigns and what I wanted to do to change that. I was phrasing it as a “UX” problem because I knew…

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“Missing” Persons Recovered From Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

February 4, 2014

Several “missing persons” were recovered from several sex trafficking crackdowns. Girls & boys ranging between 13 and 17 years old were recovered by the FBI. This article is great further evidence that many young teens that go missing are often exploited for their bodies for sex work and shows that there is a design problem…

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Visual design & inhibiting sex trafficking

January 30, 2014

Ideas: Data visualizations that use iconography as supplements to words to bring an understanding of who is being affected by this. Campaign to encourage women and children that are/were victims to come forward so that traffickers can be prosecuted. Providing comprehensive legal services for victims of trafficking so that traffickers can be more easily prosecuted….

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Research Links

January 30, 2014

http://www.ibtimes.com/facebook-sex-trafficking-surge-indonesia-underscores-need-social-media-savvy-855935

http://www.ibtimes.com/tricked-slavery-uk-sees-rise-human-trafficking-848629

The actual number is believed to be much higher, as many trafficked people do not come forward out of fear of deportation or retribution from their traffickers.

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Human Trafficking & Its Users

January 28, 2014

After all the research I did last semester, I have started to put together user profiles that will eventually define the personas of the users that are involved with the trafficking of sex labor and assault. Victim – Those negatively & directly affected by sex trafficking. Survivor – Victims who have successfully fled sex trafficking….

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Revised Thesis Question

January 28, 2014

Old thesis question: How can interaction design extended the simultaneous conversation between a mobile and desktop experience? This previous question heavily pushed on how interaction design itself influences users and brought up the possibility of having users interact simultaneously with their mobile device and desktop computer to create a new experience. I found that this…

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Amnesty International London Ads on Genocide: do they do enough?

January 27, 2014

This author’s post on ads on genocide by Amnesty International in Switzerland brings up some really good points… ‘…to effect hearts and minds, does it create that result, or does it yield a more resistant reaction: people shutting off out of  denial or else getting off on it as voyeuristic — or even more, for…

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Sex Slavery during the World Wars

January 27, 2014

I can’t believe the Osaka mayor actually tried to justify last year that “comfort women” were a “necessity” for men serving the country’s military back during the World Wars. This is so messed up and it troubles me to see that funds that have been dedicated to restoring lives of those who were victims of…

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Thesis Paragraph

November 1, 2013

Simultaneous Platform Engagement How can interaction design extend the simultaneous conversation between a mobile and desktop experience? By using an interactive narrative as a means to enlighten an audience on human trafficking, a transnational organized crime, people can be persuaded through not only rhetoric of the narrative but also by the interactions that interaction design…

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Radiohead – All I Need Music Video

September 18, 2013

First of all, I really dig this song, and second of all I really like the idea of two stories occurring concurrently. In this case the two stories bring to light the backstory behind the products we use and the kind of labor some products take to get to your feet. This story brought human trafficking…

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AIGA Archives

September 17, 2013

During the AIGA Archives visit, Ellen requested several examples of design from the 90s decade. She made fantastic comparisons that really exemplified the progression of design in the 90s. For example, she was comparing the black and white image there in the bottom left of the image and its use of image and typography to…

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Lupton 4 Prez 2013.

September 17, 2013

Staying social gives you stimulation. It’s seeing what others are doing through conversation. You can get great new ideas from building off each other. You can’t just learn from watching videos or reading books. -Ellen Lupton, 2013 Ellen Lupton is one of those people whose blunt conversation can really put people on edge. But that’s…

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Initial Thesis Question

September 4, 2013

To start thesis off right, we have began thinking about our thesis question that we will be resulting back to over the next year through May. My most up-to-date version of my questions is thus: How can interaction design extend the simultaneous conversation of mobile and desktop interaction? I will be developing 5 ideas of…

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