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Ravensbourne College of Communication and Design
This was a solution to a Design in Context brief. We were asked to design something which would explain Rockets to Illiterate Adults.
Illiterate Adults learn best through a combination of cognitive learning and informational conformity. With that in mind a video seemed the best option as it combined the use of two senses, sight and sound, which is the best way for an illiterate adult to learn. This is because every sense is being delivered the same message and therefore they absorb it. Thus to keep the information simple I used pictograms.
The information was distilled down into 5 topics to make it digestible for an illiterate audience and yet give them a broad overview. Just because someone is illiterate doesn't mean they don't want to learn and as such this video would be part of a series entitled "5 Things You Need To Know About..." Whilst these are designed to be accessible for illiterate adults, they would be targeted at everone in order to reduce embarrassment for illiterate buyers.
This aim to reduce embarrassment is reflected in the packaging, which uses foilblocking on black 135 gsm paper, to create something you'd be proud to buy and collect. Indeed it is hopefuly because of this that people will not be embarrassed to pick it up in the first place or buy the entire series. Therefore a few words have been put into the video in the hope of starting to teach illiterate adults to read - or at least to allow scope for this in the future.
Voice over by: Chelsea Palmer