My project is meant to appeal to my peers and young adults. Since my research revolved around emotional child abuse I felt my peers were an important audience to reach out to. Getting them aware of this issue will hopefully drop the number of cases of child abuse. Since emotional child abuse isn’t spoken of often, I hoped for this to reach kids, that will later have kids of their own, so they are able to change the way we speak and treat children. I emphasized the importance of this issue and how damaging it is. Even the subtle cases are very damaging to a child’s development.
The center painting was the most noticeable in the project. It represents a parent taking away part of the child’s heart, or well-being. This shows how damaging it can be, and in the background I included what is considered to be emotional child abuse, in words. I felt this was the most important element since it contained everything that’s considered emotional abuse and what people can look out for. The graphs I included where the smallest images in the project. I felt like they were not as important as the rest of the project, but still included them for a reference. I used black, grey, and red in my project. Using red to showcase more important things in the project, like the words in the middle image. And I used red as the background in the image on the right side. The repetition of red shows importance and allows things to stand out. Its eye catching in a black and grey work. It also is usually associated with negative actions and ideas so it fit well with the topic. The font I chose for my project, I felt like it was simple yet interesting. I did not want a distracting font so I chose fonts I felt fit well with the information provided. I had bold font in many places to indicated the most important pieces in the paragraphs provided.
When arranging the images I made sure the bigger, more important piece was center so it was eye catching and allured an audience in to talk about it. I placed the paragraphs with information next to the images it related to. The statics about drugs use was placed next to the image of drugs, and my primary research paragraphs were placed near the graphs. I purposefully included an element for the students to interact with. I asked students to write down some negative things they heard growing up and told them to write as many as they wanted. I wanted this element as a part of the project for a shock aspect to show how often this happens and to show that this is a problem that needs to be addressed and something that needs to be changed. What I noticed was that many students did not want to write on the bear because they felt bad and didn’t want to write down negative things onto the inanimate object that represents the damages caused by this abuse. I also noticed many students were shocked to notice a lot of the words used were repeated and how often they actually hear these damaging words. My overall presentation was a great way to represent my research because it gave a great visual aspect that drew people in, so much so every time I tried to pack up more people came to talk to me and many people took photos of the project; I ended up staying about 15 minutes later because of this. I was happy with the amount of people curious and the questions they had. With how many people came up to me, many people did not want to come and talk to me as well. Many students said they didn’t want to stop and talk about this issue because it would make them sad. This issue is a touchy subject and this issue should not be a happy subject. I wanted people to feel, so they fully understood that this is a problem in need to be fixed.
To include ethos and credibility in my project I included a quote from one of my sources. I also used my own primary research to build the credibility of the presentation. Logos comes in with the way I organized my project. From the way I placed the information and how I incorporated my images. To appeal to the audience I included many aspects of pathos. Considering a lot of people did not want to speak to me because of this touchy subject I feel I succeeded tremendously in this category. The kairos is the relevance and why this matters. This comes from the fact this topic should get spread to this age group, to change to future.