Thinglink Evaluation

Having completed my thinglink project i can now look back and evaluate the process of creating what i created and the end product.

The process was rather stressful for me. I did not know what story to do at first. In the beginning i wanted to do a story on how Laptops and other electronic gadgets were banned from flights to majority muslim countries. This proved to be difficult, as finding someone to interview about it was hard since it was a sensitive topic. I was also quite scared to ask or interview people about this topic as i did not know how they would react to it.

After thinking long and hard, I then changed it to a much lighter topic yet serious topic, focusing on how too many diet soda drinks can cause a stroke later on in life. This also proved to be challenging as i barely had any interesting images for this topic, and i wanted to find someone relevant to interview about this topic, such as a dietician, however many were reluctant and did not want to be interviewed.

I then did my story on something i absolutely love – manga. Doing a story on two of my favourite manga was a process i enjoyed thoroughly. I video recorded myself talking about these two manga, backing up alot of the points i was saying and adding multimedia to the story.

I am very pleased with the videos, however in my videos i talk a lot about the different characters in the series giving examples of what makes the series good, however i don’t have videos¬†from the actual series to back up what i’m saying. I wanted to avoid copyright so i did not add these examples, although i attempt to talk as easily as possible, even explaining the plot of the stories so that people who have never watched do not feel completely lost.

Of course it would have helped a lot to put examples of what i was saying, such as when i was talking about the different characters.

Although i enjoyed doing a story on manga, i did not like using thinglink, as i found it quite difficult to use. I did not know how to embed infographics onto thinglink, although i eventually found out how to.

If i were to do this again, i would definitely put more thought into the story that i am to write, as i picked such difficult stories not to mention i found them boring and the thought of interviewing someone relevant to the laptop ban story was one i was afraid of.

My target audience for this story is children and teenagers, as they read more comics than adults tend to.

Overall however, i am pleased with the end result.

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