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Är det en han, hon eller den?: Iscensatt karaktärsdesign, abstrakt och icke identifieringsbar
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study wants to highlight the difficulty of designing an abstract character that should be perceived as genderless. Also, examine where the limit lies in how many components a character can have before it is difficult to perceive genderless. Even how easy a character is from having no gender to be interpreted directly as a man or woman. It may be due to attributes, components, or body language when placed in scenes. It does not take more than 0.2 seconds to identify a character like a man or a woman.

The aim is to make a new, improved design for the Mälardalen University (MDH) Security Service; Aj, oj, halloj. The artifact should consist of scenes where a character should simulate various events that could happen at school and need to be reported.

More well-known abstract characters where analyzed and different own character designs and other similar characters were tested against students and teachers and the result was that they were interpreted very differently. People experience images very differently, and gender identification seems to be linked to memories that are linked to certain components that the character in question has. The two characters most interpreted as genderless were applied in scenes consisting of graphics, compared to the earlier photographs used. The scenes that were presented were also tested and the result was that the scenes were understood though the missing captions. MDH will now get two versions of seven scenes where two different characters are applied, they are tested and are based on theories.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [sv]
Karaktärsdesign, genus
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Philosophy Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37211OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-37211DiVA: diva2:1154791
Subject / course
Information Design
Presentation
2017-05-31, Drottninggatan 12, Eskilstuna, 15:25 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-11-06 Created: 2017-11-05 Last updated: 2017-11-06Bibliographically approved

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