This is what happened when my group and I went to do our Sign Assignment for our Research for Experience Design Class.
The assignment was to make a sign saying anything we want, go out on the street and record the public's reaction. I was initially terrified of this project when Professor Gorbet announced it, but in the end I found it to be really fun and hilarious.
I wanted my sign to be something people would react to, but not something controversial. I like a more friendly approach. So, with my name being Jordan Sparks, I thought to ask people "Are you having a Sparktacular Day?" both as an engaging, simple question as well as a subtle pun. Plus the message was unique to me and being an artist is all about being unique. I wanted people who saw the sign to laugh, smile and be charmed by the message and hopefully it would brighten their day somehow. I think most of the people who passed by and interacted with me actually liked the sign and I definitely got some smiles out of it, which was what I wanted. I got a few people who ignored me and a few who were baffled at the word "Sparktacular", but all in all, it was great. At first I thought this project was so weird and I was kinda scared of doing of it, but I quickly grew to like it and I found it quite fun. The music I used for the video is Bad Day by Daniel Powter which I picked because it matches the context of trying to brighten peoples day and fit perfectly with the theme and message of my sign. I actually wouldn't mind doing something like this again. Next time I might try something more interactive or something more easily understood, but I think my "Sparktacular" sign served it's purpose quite well. Maybe next time I'd ask for handshakes or something else. :D
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