SEXTH SENSE

OBJECTIVE: Develop a creative solution to a design problem. The procedure is to mirror professional projects in order to deliver successful final results. The finished project must demonstrate originality and experimentation, critical, and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation.

 

CONCEPT: My project is a book for parents in order to motivate and inform them about the need for sex education for young children. The main character engages the reader in order to alleviate the negative connotations of sex ed. My goal is to bring awareness to the need of sex education, specifically for young children. Much of sex education, if any, is mostly taught during the ages of 8-14, yet sex education can be taught much earlier than that. Some parents and schools fail to appropriately teach children about sex ed resulting in negative consequences.

DELIVERABLES: Illustrated book, designed to 5"x8", five posters designed to 11"x17", set of stickers, pamphlets.

FULL PAGES

THESIS POSTERS

11"x17" and Illustrated.

INITIAL CONCEPT

Originally, the plan was to make a sex education kit for parents to utilize with their children. 

INITIAL CONCEPT FEEDBACK

I held a group discussion in which I asked peers about my project. I asked them what was working with my idea and what still needed to be improved. 

A main concern was how my kit would be marketed, since some parents would oppose of the product. Also, how would I, essentially, "fool" parents that opposed sex education into using my product. 

Someone suggested that I should create a guide in writing, such as a booklet or book. That is when I decided to shift my idea from kit to book designing. 

Since the kit that I was trying to make was to have multiple sections for different age groups, I decided that the information would be more interesting in book form. 

I researched many existing books in order to get an idea of the way the information was presented, as well as what approach worked best for parents. 

PECHA KUCHA

I presented my final concept in Pecha Kucha format. "PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images." - PechaKucha.com

 

QUESTIONAIRE PAMPHLETS

In order to understand the point of view of parents when it comes to sex ed, I conducted three separate interviews. In these interviews, I asked the parents about their own experience with sex ed, as well as their thoughts on the topic. I also tried to get an idea of how much sex ed was being taught at home, and if they supported and knew about sex ed for younger children. I picked three families to interview.

MOOD BOARD + SKETCHES

I created a mood board and a quick sketched design for my book design. I decided to go for an illustrated book to lighten up the mood about sex education. I wanted to take a humorous approach so that the information would be more interesting.

I experimented with different styles in order to see what style of illustrations worked best. I  went through two separate phases of sketches.

I created a mood board and a quick sketched design for my book design. I decided to go for an illustrated book to lighten up the mood about sex education. I wanted to take a humorous approach so that the information would be more interesting.

RESEARCH + FINAL

CONCEPT REVIEW

I researched multiple sources such as journals, articles, and books in order to collect the data that I wanted to include in my book. Since sex education includes many topics, I focused on information for very young kids, and kept things broad and humorous for parents to enjoy.

© 2019 Julisa Coria