An Independent Dorset (Reaction in a Space)

Cutting the story short,

10940501_10204803496880531_1863470089400078524_nour objective for this short project was to create a poster which is to promote an Independent Bournemouth, relating to what was going on at the time with Scotland trying to become independent.

The purpose of this was to have the poster located in Weymouth House Foyer and us to get an analyse of peoples reactions; taking into account…

  • Number of people walking through in a space of time.
  • Average time spent in Foyer.
  • Do people take notice of what is on the walls.
  • (If Yes) What do they notice to most
  1. Within a 10 minute boundary : 30+ (People who did not stop)
  2. Average time spent (Under 10 minutes) mostly groups
  3. The main sight focus was the long strip of screens and the space between the two lifts.

This short hand information influenced the location which my group placed our poster.

In the middle of the two lifts, just above the button

The Space –v–

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A little bit about the poster 

Here what we are trying to get across is the fundamentals of a jigsaw puzzle, this originated from an idea I had when I was thinking of the little cartoons you get in Newspapers. I thought what would be funny is if you had a member of the Monach (The Queen) hunched over a table trying to complete a puzzle of the United Kingdom, but the piece for Dorset would not fit (Always a problem when you’re trying to to a puzzle). This developed on and with a short amount of time on our hands this is what came to us. 

–v–The Results

We presented this version to our seminar group and we were met with positive comments about the imagery of the poster and how it brings to light the situation of an independent Dorset however we did get some criticisms. The criticism was aimed at the slogan/tag line ‘Un puzzle Dorset’ as it came off as rather attacking to people as well as giving of the idea that Dorset was the problem as needed to be removed for the United Kingdom’s sake. From this feedback, we as a group decided that we should come up with a better slogan/tag line for our poster – in the end we decided that ‘Some Pieces aren’t meant to fit’ was fitting. – Shaun Skeen http://shaunskeen.com/blog

People did notice our poster when it was located between the lifts, but it wouldn’t get many long looked observations so we did have to push for people’s response.

NUMBER TEA SIT TIME (MIN) WORK SOCIAL
GROUP 1 6 0 6 10 NO YES
GROUP 2 8 0 4 20 YES NO
GROUP 3 1 1 1 2 NO YES
GROUP 4 2 1 2 10 NO YES
GROUP 5 2 0 0 5 NO YES
GROUP 6 10 0 0 WALKING NO NO
GROUP 7 6 0 0 WALKING NO NO

Processing Relevance

Here I have been given a brief knowledge of how to present my Processing piece when I put it in the open space, with the information gained it should hopefully benefit to results.

  • Make pieces bigger.
  • Add an eye catching design.
  • Something which people can relate to ‘Participatory Culture’
  • Interesting
  • Nothing Offensive
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