Storytelling

Storytelling

I am really excited to start sharing my process through this blog and to continue to update my fellowship space at the ZERO1 Garage.  As some of you may be aware, I am an artist/ designer Fellow embedded at Adobe’s Creative Technologies lab. I work with a group computer research scientists researching the field of computer graphics, data visualization, human computer interaction and machine learning. You can know more about my Project Fellowship here.

At my fellowship space visitors have been able to contribute to my project by posting sticky notes of the thoughts that have come to their minds related to my research topics. I loved the space; and it has been really wonderful to get feedback from all of you. One of the great findings that I discovered through this feedback process is that people care a lot about storytelling! I really enjoyed reading all of the posts and mini stories, emotions and thoughts that people shared with me.

My project focus is to design an easy way to create a visual narrative. I am working towards designing a collaborative platform to help youth make better decisions through storytelling. To define my project I spent many days playing with apps related to mobile and online storytelling. One of the more interesting apps that I found is a free App called, BackSpaces. I feel that Backspaces is similar to Instagram, simple and well-designed interface to let you choose filters for your images, with the difference that it also enables people to share multiple photographs, and captions to the images, converting those valuable moments into stories.

As I continue to define my project I would like to talk with females between the ages of 16 and 22 years old. If you match this age group please complete this User Research Survey - I’d love to hear from you!