Over lunch, some quick thoughts on the constellation image to go on the front cover of my web essay for dissemination.
The front cover will be dominated by an image.
The image will depict a study-related scene.
The study-related scene will include a range of different artefacts.
Each artefact will represent a different section of the web-essay.
The pictured artefacts could include the following:
a pile of books to represent references
a camera including printed out photographs (of ECA observation) to represent observation
a Skype interview on screen to represent data collection
Other sections of the essay that will need to have a depicting image, including:
discussion of findings
Other study related artefacts within the image could include:
CDs, ipod etc to represent the sound element. Maybe a CD that matches the nature of the research
pens, pads, post it notes and other study-related tools
coffee mug. Perhaps there's a Penguin mug that matches the subject matter.
an assessment handbook
Some other thoughts:
the depicting image will also appear as a signifier at the top of each page
images will also be used at the bottom of each page for navigation
I imagine the image being realised in grey and white with a constellation over the top of it
it will be interesting to think about whether the image could be created in another application and embedded into the html of the page, in a way that would enable particular hot spots or text to appear - could I embed a thinglink with links to the different pages of the web essay?
I like this idea.