Mini Thesis “Advise Me” Design

Aesthetic Goals

– I want supplicants to feel the set morality and point of view they are receiving from the Advisor.
– I want some sense of uncertainty to arise from watching the videos as to whether they are altered or not.
– I want supplicants to have a different experience each time they access the Advisor.

Relevant Precedents

– Advice Givers:
Dear Abby
Dan Savage

– Web Video related Advisors:
Ask Prudy

Vision for the final project

– A video loop plays, instructing the supplicant to ask aloud for advice and then to come closer to the screen. After the supplicant approaches, a short social education video plays. This video may or may not answer the actual problems of the supplicant. After the video ends, the “Advice Giver” reappears, beckoning to the supplicant to ask for advice.

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