Design within the digital world has become a vastly well-known phenomenon globally, where it has become quite popular for gift giving. The digital illustration niche has so many different styles, so you could easily fail and slip into a nobody hole if you aren’t uniquely different (as mentioned in the video above).
Feedback and comments I have received have been focused on qualitative in whcih they have been very positive towards the content I am producing. To uphold ethical issues of privacy, here are a few mentioned:
- thank you so much, we love them!
- So talented my friend
- You’re so talented
- Love your design aesthetic
- Love these muted tones
- Oh amazing, especially after reading that it’s combined photos!
The ‘Uses and gratifications theory in which my DA is a part of allows me to see how I can the needs of my audience which leads to ultimate gratification hence the theory name. Looking from an audience point of view, by participatory observations of other personas I can see how the theory works where I am finding unique content that leads me to enjoy their accounts.
Looking at my DA from a different account on Instagram has really challenged my personal experience as an audience member within my media niche. Seeing what my account looks like from my audience’s perspective, allowed me to question the content I am producing and the reasons behind each post, I am able to interact with the posts and see the hashtags used. I thought about what I would like to see from an observer view rather than my DA point of view.
UPDATED SEMESTER SCHEDULE
Week 4, part 1 – Moore, C 2020, ‘BCM241 Media Ethnographies: Methods and Methodologies Methods and Methodologies Part Two – Observation and Autoethnography’, lecture, BCM241, The University of Wollongong, delivered August 16
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Whiting, A. and Williams, D.L. (2013). (PDF) Why people use social media: A uses and gratifications approach. [online] ResearchGate. Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237566776_Why_people_use_social_media_A_uses_and_gratifications_approach.