I tested my idea again using a similar set up to last time however this time I tested it with only one person. I sat on the floor with a pile of paper ready to hang up on the wall as we talked. I also had coloured paint this time to emphasise emotions, while this was handy at times it was also a little distracting as it is one more element to think about.
It started off awkward when I tried to steer the conversation to the topic I wanted to talk about (conversation/my idea).
However when I started allowing myself to just respond to Georgia’s conversation it flowed a lot better and become a two way dialogue despite me not speaking.
Some more personal things also came up as the conversation changed and evolved like it would in a normal conversion with friends.
In the end it felt like I was able to respond faster (despite not actually responding faster) as we were connected in a conversation.
Surprisingly, Georgia was only focused on our skype call while talking to me because
“I have to see what you are drawing as you are drawing it otherwise I wouldn’t understand it” – Georgia Lindsay
I felt that this test reinforced that my idea works but only in a one on one conversation. I would also like to have one long piece of paper next time so that it would better show how the conversation evolved. I also found it interesting how towards the end I would forget that I was even drawing and was communicating like i was speaking, it was only when I ran into something that I didn’t know how to convey visually that I remembered.
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Your test Skype sounds like a big success. It seems as though you worked out a process that allows you to communicate while at the same time producing an interesting drawing. I wasn’t clear about Georgia’s comment but we can discuss that further this evening. Can’t wait to see the drawings, can you bring one to class tonight?