During the first two days back from break, everyone in our capstone class gave a presentation about the research they had completed to date and their intended next steps. What I took away from my presentation was that I should pair each data visualization with an essay or article about the bigger issue that the image was attempting to address.
The feedback from my presentation also made me realize that the pervasive issues I was already considering all had to do with perceptions. This realization guided me towards my elevator pitch, or essentially a thesis for my project:
This book will use data visualizations of high school speech and debate to draw attention to a range of societal perceptions such as race, gender, or appearance. the pairing of the data visualizations with essays about These systematic issues will demonstrate how these perceptions are as pervasive on a micro high school level as they are on a macro day-to-day level.
Besides the elevator pitch/thesis statement, I wrote a first draft of a creative brief and content outline. I will use this outline to progress through the next stages of written and visual content.
TRANSCRIBED Notes from the presentation
A few slides from my presentation on the first day back from Winter Break
Content outline and creative brief first drafts