Individual Project Brief

  • What will your individual exploration of the issues in this class focus on?

My individual exploration of the issues will focus on visualization of facts to distribute the ideas of the gun issues around our society. I realized that our society knows that there are serious issues related to guns, yet there’s not much effort made to generalize the issue for it is too furious. People from different cultures and social status do not face the issue where gun-related issues happen in many places to everywhere. I would like to represent the issue in easy, simple, and quick series of posters with motivational quotes or simple facts to effectively inform the issue to public. 


  • What is it that you want to know?

I would like to know how the series of posters can be published. We have social networks, advertisements on the Internet, buses, or other public transportations. I would like to find more effective ways to distribute the informative posters.


  • What is it that you want to do?

I would like to help our society to read and understand the facts that they have to know about gun violence and acknowledge simple ways that they can do about understanding the issue. From studio’s lectures and readings, I found many phrases or notions that provoked me the idea of why guns are dangerous and what is going on in the world. If our society could listen to what I summarized in essential, Also, we and specific gun protection groups know the issue well because they spent whole a lot of time to read and learn, yet our society is too busy for it. Seeing the series of posters that are simple, educative, and attracting will help them to know about the gun issues.


  • What will your reference material be for this? (readings, designers, writers etc.)

I would like to refer to the lecture notes I have taken and readings that we have done in class. I am also planning to phrase the words of the interviews that are scheduled to happen this week with Vanessa and the police, so I get more provocative and informative phrases. 


  • What will the material outcome be?

The outcome will be series of posters with simple images, graphics, and word phrases that both educate and interest society. 


  • What is the scope of this investigation? How big will it be? How many components, words, minutes?

I am planning to adjust the sizes of the posters as I find ways to display them. I am going to try to simplify the images, words, and phrases so that they are easy to be read and easy to be understood. 


  • What is your timeline for progress through this?

I will start with collecting facts and phrases under some categories, and sketching out the posters. I am planning to work on this until the spring break, so when April comes, I plan to have rough images and phrases. During the last weeks, I will finalize the images and posters, and find out how the posters can be distributed and displayed. 


  • How will you know that you are making progress on this?

In order to finalize series of posters, I will have many mock ups and sketches of the posters. I will need to discuss the visuals of the images with Laurene, Anna, and other classmates.  


  • How will you measure your success in realizing your ambition?

I would like to show the posters to people who are not in our studio and not know about gun facts or issues well. They will be representatives of the public I am targeting. I would observe how the posters inspired or educated them easily and quickly, which is the ultimate goal of my project.