Skill focus: research, journalism, data visualization and visual storytelling.
INSPIRATION:The Story of Stuff Project
Here is a link to their website.
Background: The Story of Stuff is the inspiration for these posters based on environmental as well as other public concerns related to consumerism, corporations and the government.
Assignment and Method:
(1) Watch one of the videos on the Story of Stuff Project website. Each video focuses on a different environmental, political, socioeconomic concern of “we the people”. Select one of interest and watch it at least 2 times.
(2) Begin Research – site at least ten reference sites
(3) Develop a journalistic approach to telling the story. Include a two sided, unbiased story line which culminates in a plan of action or actionable steps for the viewer to take.