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Emotions - A personal narrative of dyslexic adult

Agarwal, Purvi (2024) Emotions - A personal narrative of dyslexic adult. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Agarwal, Purvi

My research project focuses on creating an interactive and accessible web experience consisting of personal stories of a dyslexic adult with late detection.
I share emotional and informational aspects of my personal stories about discovering being dyslexic as an adult and other aspects of dyslexia in an engaging manner for the audience. Through my research, I share my learnings, retrospections, and observations in the form of stories and provide a repository of valuable existing resources (videos, podcasts, books, and articles) to understand better the emotional and behavioural characteristics of a dyslexic adult. The inclusive design approach ensures an adaptive ecosystem, embracing diversity and differences and creating an accessible experience. The interactive documentary, narrative, and information visualisation layers represent personal data in a storytelling format.
Using the autoethnography method, I understand my relationship with dyslexia and its implications for me. The insights gained from the self-reflections and observations are visualised in an informative and interactive manner to share with the dyslexia community. The design research method helped structure the research process to create an efficient and practical design.
Using the iterative design process, I created an interactive web and mobile experience, which is a culmination of my own audio stories, multiple dyslexia-specific resources, and an inclusive format of customization elements to enable accessible viewing for other dyslexic viewers from the community.
The main element of the project is to tell an audio-visual story that is relatable and provides an ability to enable people from the community to connect through my content. Through this project, I try to generate valuable takeaways for the dyslexia community or individuals after engaging with the interactive web experience and allowing them to help themselves better.

Date: 25 April 2024
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
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Date Deposited: 07 May 2024 15:40
Last Modified: 07 May 2024 15:40
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4321

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