Unsurprisngly, this group of students mentions the word ‘college’ frequently in their responses. What we didn’t expect to find was the intense amount of stress, which didn’t come through so much individually but more from the whole.
All ‘Hope’ drawings layered. Colour of layers are the participants’ chosen associations.
Colours chosen in association with courage are highly saturated and powerful in tone. There is a predominance for reds and purples, although notably black, brown, white and ochre suggest something darker.
The lefthand image shows all the responses for ‘having courage’ layered on top of each other, and also coloured according to the same participant’s selection. The righthand image are all the answers for ‘not having courage’.
This pale slide shows the frequency of the words used – the bigger the size, the more the word is used. The dark slide is a test of a tree map, using IBMs Many Eyes site, where we considered the idea of requiring an answer beginning with ‘when’.