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The Need to Convey Experience

Geraghty, Matana Joelle (2021) The Need to Convey Experience. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Geraghty, Matana Joelle

Online media has become a forum for heart-felt, first-hand accounts of what it’s like to live with Non-Verbal Living Disability (NVLD), an obscure, misunderstood neurological condition for which there is no clinical diagnosis. The personal stories of those with symptoms helps to validate the existence of their condition through the lived truths experienced. This Auto-Ethnographic study explores the question how might the researcher’s art practice support the NVLD community with a creative tool to convey their own lived experiences, and further, how can blog postings by the community offer insight and inspiration for the development of the tool? Narrative Inquiry is used as the primary method for data collection and analysis and the researcher acts as a proxy for the research subjects in the development of the visualized tool. The study reveals a range of common experiences from persons with NVLD and that these experiences are translatable into visual components (colour, shape, line etc.) that convey their lived experiences.

Date: 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility, Disability, Ethnography, Identity, Inclusive Design, Co-Design, NVLD, Non Verbal Learning Disability, Non Verbal Learning Disorder, Art, Therapeutic Art, Art Therapy.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 14:40
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 14:40
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3566

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