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    • DIPLOMAproject
    • Diploma  Project  Proposal  2013     Abhighna  Bararia   Visual  Communication  Design     Project  Statement   A  project,  that  aims  to  make  History  an  interesting  subject  for  students.     When  I  was  in  school  I  used  to  hate  history  because  of  the  long  sleepy  boring   chapters  and  the  traditional  ways  on  how  it  is  being  taught  in  class.  Only  when  I   matured  enough  I  understood  and  realized  the  importance  of  the  subject  and  the   interesting  revelations  and  discoveries  about  the  roots  of  the  world  and  human   race.     Now  when  I  interact  with  school  kids  most  of  them  find  history  the  most  boring   subject  amongst  all  and  don't  understand  the  importance  or  the  value  of  the   subject  and  take  for  granted  the  heritage  that  has  been  left  behind.     My  aim  is  to  create  a  product  that  will  help  in  making  History  an  interesting   subject  for  school  children  by  introducing  the  A-­‐level  method  of  teaching.  I  will   concentrate  on  a  reign  of  one  of  the  Great  Mughal  dynasty  as  the  legacy  of  great   art  and  deep  social  division  left  by  the  Mughals  still  influences  us.  This  can   include  story  telling  and  ways  of  making  the  product  interactive  which  will  help   the  child  to  engage  and  make  the  subject  interesting.  The  product  can  be  an   application  for  ios  or  android,  or  a  kit  for  ICSE  schools.       Why  History?  Why  Children?  The  Need?   History  is  not  just  a  monument,  person  or  a  bunch  of  dates!  It’s  a  Story..       -­‐  The  traditional  ways  on  how  the  subject  is  being  taught  is  quite  boring  which   leaves  children  uninterested.  The  teaching  methods  are  not  ideal  for  the  children   of  today’s  generation.     -­‐  The  existing  materials,  even  the  new  applications  that  are  currently  available   on  ios  and  android  are  quite  boring.     -­‐  Children  are  unaware  of  the  rich  culture  and  history  of  India  and  it  is  important   to  have  the  knowledge  at  a  young  age  because  of  the  vast  career  choices   available  to  one.     -­‐  Today  books  and  comics  are  no  more  relevant  to  kids  as  they  find  it  passé  and   engage  in  the  new  age  media  that  captures  their  attention.     The  Solution   The  A-­‐  level  method  of  teaching  involves  the  encouragement  of  deep  and  critical   thinking,  which  aims  to  improve  analytical  thinking.     A  system,  which  does  not  involve  textbooks,  has  the  element  of  interaction  and   can  capture  the  child’s  interest.  This  is  more  likely  to  make  the  experience  of   education  more  engaging.   The  e-­‐book/  application/  book/  form  will  involve  stories,  illustrations  and   activities  that  will  help  students  to  engage  with  the  subject  and  help  them   understand  better.      
    • The  e-­‐book/  application/  book/  form  could  include  games,  pop  ups,  sound,   motion  graphics  that  help  them  relate  to  the  subject  better.           Research  questions   User  interviews  will  be  of  tremendous  importance  for  research.  Who  my  target   audience  is  and  what  is  the  market?  Understanding  the  need  of  my  target   audience.     What  are  the  existing  products  available  and  looking  at  what’s  already  been   done?   What  are  the  existing  methods  of  teaching  the  subject  in  schools?  Understanding   the  need  of  teachers  also.  A  deeper  understanding  of  the  A  -­‐  level  method  of   teaching.   What  are  the  limitations  of  the  product  with  regard  to  different  groups  of   children?   What  urban  children  respond  and  relate  to  as  opposed  to  rural  children?   The  language  (visual,  text,  verbal)  that  is  best  understood  and  responded  to  by   children?   How  can  I  create  an  experience  of  a  fun  learning  while  making  it  interactive  for   the  child?       Approach/  Process   The  project  will  begin  with  understanding  the  content  that  I  will  be  working   upon  followed  by  the  existing  methods  of  teaching  the  subject.  I  will  research  my   target  audience  and  look  at  the  above  written  research  questions.     After  finishing  up  the  research  on  the  topic  I  will  ideate  on  what  the  product  and   medium  needs  to  be  and  make  prototypes  for  the  same.       Resources   -­‐  Interviews  with  children,  parents  and  teachers   -­‐  History  Text  books  from  various  boards   -­‐  Web  articles  and  forums   (Will  keep  listing  this  through  the  course  of  my  project)     Learning  Outcome   -­‐  To  completely  be  independent.     -­‐  Exploring  different  mediums,  forms  and  technology  to  create  a  product  that  can           become  a  resource  for  schools  too!   -­‐  To  find  a  good  balance  of  functionality  and  aesthetics.   -­‐  Understanding  the  process  that  goes  behind  creating  an  educational  kit.     -­‐  Exhibiting  my  skills  in  user  interface,  illustration  and  information  design.     -­‐  To  explore  my  role  as  a  visual  communicator.         Timeline   June   -­‐  Have  informal  conversations  and  interviews  with  students  and  teachers.   -­‐  Look  at  what’s  already  been  done   -­‐  Work  on  feedback  given  on  the  proposal  
    •   July   -­‐  Doing  an  In  depth  research   -­‐  Conducting  more  interviews  and  looking  at  my  target  audience   -­‐  Look  at  the  content  and  filtering  the  content   -­‐  Weaving  the  collected  information  into  a  story     August   -­‐  Looking  at  how  I  will  make  my  product  interactive   -­‐  Experimenting  with  my  illustration  style   -­‐  Collecting  activities  that  will  be  a  part  of  the  product   -­‐  Start  working  on  the  final  prototype     September   -­‐  Production  and  finalizing  the  complete  form   -­‐  Prototype     October   -­‐  Final  Submission  of  prototype  and  final  presentation  of  the  project   -­‐  Working  on  the  feedback  on  the  final  presentation   -­‐  Working  on  the  Final  documentation  book.            
    • UNDERSTANDING METHOD LEVELA
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    • Me: “Give me an example of a good president” Ronak: “George Washington was a good leader” Me: Why do you say that? Ronak: “Because he freed the Americans from England” Me: “Some people think he was good, others disagree” Ronak: “My teacher thinks he was good” interview an
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    • TARGET AUDIENCE WHO
    • RONAK Class 8 School: Bishop Cotton Boys School Ronak is an average student Enjoys playing Cricket Loves to solve rubric cubes Play a lot of games on his dad’s I pad Has a tutor who comes to teach him after school He is the stud among his group of friends because of the cool gadgets he has! His favorite subject is art Finds most of teachers boring Gets easily distracted in class He loves to watch tv shows like prison break and animal planet. PERSONA1
    • RIA Class 7 School: Delhi Public School She is good in studies She usually studies with the notes given by the teacher and with reference of the textbook She utilizes her free time during holidays teaching mathematics, art and dance. She loves social networking sites She reads a lot of Nancy drew novels She likes games like crossword. PERSONA2
    • MRS. DAYAL School: Baldwin Girls High School Subject: History She is married and has two children. Her classroom is equipped with a projector and a blackboard. She uses an IPhone, checks her home and school email often, has Facebook account, and participates in the high school web blog. Her teaching methods include reading out the chapter in class and explaining it point by point, explaining important terms, giving the children notes for the questions behind the textbook, She gives children tests from time to time. She shows children some videos that might have been made on a particular subject. She wants to find creative ways to engage children in learning. PERSONA3
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    • FINAL PRODUCT
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