Reflection—after tutorial

 

From last tutorial, we though it is best to narrow down to animated film in stead of music to be the method to look at my How can question. After reviewing the feedback of my stakeholders, I found my intervention all categories: music , animated film, video, interview  are imperative. since  they service different purpose. For explore, music written such that it highlighted research. video show different way (make up) to make them more beauty.  Animated film is telling story about doing plastic surgery is a terrible thing. Collectively they address this question in different angle. Therefore, I would like to change my question to How can mixed-media instead of How can sound.

NWE QUESTION:

How can mixed- media be used to raise Chinese women’s awareness on alternative approaches to enhance their attractiveness besides facial plastic surgery?

 

INTERVENTION:  As an exhibition is designed which showcase different categories of media complication that are associated with the how-can question.

1. I further improved my intervention.  Before my animation was very long. Now I changed some of the content and compressed it to more than a minute.

 

2. music:

lyric

  • Just a small town girl,
  • In a superficial world,
  • Thinking about having surgery.
  • I see you in a sterile room,
  • The smell of brine and benzephenone,
  • You don’t need to get
  • your face chopped off
  • If your skin is dry then moisturise,
  • But you don’t need to change your eyes,
  • You probably just need
  • a good nights sleep.
  • And go to the gym,
  • Maybe even learn to sing,
  • Find ways to be happy
  • with who you are
  • Do some yoga, or meditate,
  • Maybe even master-
  • There are so many ways
  • to love yourself.
  • Don’t worry about a thing
  • Because that’s the skin you’re in,
  • And it will be alright;
  • Don’t worry, you’re looking hot
  • So love yourself right now,
  • Love what you’ve got;
  • But you’ve been spending way too long checking your nose in the mirror,
  • And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer,
  • But your breath fogged up the glass,
  • So you phoned up the doc and asked..
  • Can you chop my nose off and make it a little smaller
  • And while youre at it can I be a little taller?
  • And I don’t like my eyes,
  • Can you make them a different size?
  • So the doctor said okay I can do the things you wanna,
  • But only if you’ve got ten thousand dollar,
  • So you hung up the phone
  • And cried yourself asleep alone.
  • Don’t worry about a thing
  • Because that’s the skin you’re in,
  • And it will be alright
  • Don’t worry, you’re looking hot
  • So love yourself right now,
  • Love what you’ve got
  • So next time you wake up,
  • And the day has begun,
  • Just remember these words,
  • The words that I have sung…
  • I won’t worry, I’m looking hot,
  • I love myself right now,
  • I love what I’ve got
  • Repeat as infinitum

3. video:The video have already done. { two popular Instagramers whom are known for their makeup skills are working with me on a video on how cosmetic product can be used to improve facial aesthetic appealing. }

4. recoded audio from interview

 

NEW INTERVENTION—– RESET SOUNDS CONTENT

An update on my progress last week. I have revised the audio contents by collaborating with other stakeholders in the following categories:

They will all be finished by the next Wednesday, after which I will invite stakeholders to listen these categories and record their comments/feedbacks.

video

Invite a makeup artist in the beauty industry to complete my makeup experiment

 

Animated film

I am currently working with an animator to create my themed animated film 《cosmetic surgery》

It is expected to be finished next week

 

Music

Currently working with a musician, there are now two music about feeling free, natural, relaxing, immersed in the mind, not drifting.

We also have our own songs to fill in the lyrics, still in the creation

 

Interview record

The two recorded interviews  has been condensed to be 1 minute.

NEW —MY PROJECT PROCESS

1.Introduction

China has recently got a ‘facial plastic surgery’ fever. This is due to a lack of confidence on their facial aesthetic appealing compared to the ideal western types as broadcasted on social media. Psychology studies found that the negative self-assessment is the predominant force that drives the decision to undertake facial plastic surgery. However, the surgical intervention (for example double-eyelid surgery, reshaping of nose and/or face, etc.) is painful, risky and irreversible, which often results in infection, bleeding, facial nerve injury and unfavourable scar formation. Facial plastic surgery is not the singular way to enhance the facial attractiveness as the concept of beauty is subjective. Hence, it is worth exploring the alternative means to achieve the same psychological effect of elevating confidence on facial attractiveness, besides the facial plastic surgery. This is the main motivation behind the current investigation.

 

This work, originally, aimed to address the following question: ‘How can the non-physical facial attractiveness of Chinese women be highlighted to raise their awareness on the alternative approach (besides plastic surgery) to enhance their attractiveness?’ A methodology was developed, which consists of an iterative process of interventions with stakeholders and self-reflective practice, to interrogate the aforesaid question. At the end of this iterative process, the following new research question is derived: ‘How can audio be used to raise Chinese women’s awareness on alternative approaches to enhance their attractiveness besides facial plastic surgery?’. It should be noted that this report was written regarding the latter (or latest) instead of the former (or original) research question.

 

This report will be organised as follows: in section 2 the proposed methodology will be described in detail and section 3 will compare the strengths and weakness of the proposed methodology.

 

2.Methodology

The current methodology emphasised on utilising audio to excite the, often overlooked, awareness of natural facial beauty, and on exploring different ways to demonstrate the efficacy of audio on stimulating the positive feeling towards natural facial beauty. The methodology comprises of a sequence of four phases from collecting the audio sample to broadcasting it in different ways, the details of which are given as follows:

Phase 1, sample audio data was collected from an interview with Mrs. Xxx whom is the editor of  CHIC magazine. The questions in the interview were …. The total duration of the interview was …. , the recorded audio was edited to be within 1 minute.

Phase 2, social media platform, xxx, is employed to build up a forum or community, to discuss and, debate, the current topic of interest and research question. In the community, the recorded interview audio file (from phase 1) can be played on demand to provide the reasonings why facial plastic surgery is entirely unnecessary and the alternative means to enhance the facial attractiveness. Audio discussions, for or against the ideas from the recorded interview, can be saved and played in the community. The users can have follow up discussions based on different opinions of the interview audio. All the correspondences on the forum will be kept in audio message format – the app records the users’ speech in an audio message – and all the audio messages will be automatically saved (which enables playing on demand) in the forum. It is worth noticing that this social media platform permits audio message from only one speaker at a time. This snowballing process will expand the audio pool of discussion on the topic.

Phase 3,

an exhibition is designed which showcases different categories of audio compilations that are associated with the how-can question. There are five categories: film clips, YouTube videos, music, poetry, and the recorded audio messages from phase 2. Each has a playlist, which will be played on a smart device (e.g. tablet or phone) at its designated area at the exhibition. The audiences will be first interviewed on the how-can question, before and after, listening to the categories of their most interest.

 

 

new intervention process

 

new intervention

AN EXHIBITION

an exhibition is designed which showcases different categories of audio compilations that are associated with the how-can question. There are five categories: film clips, YouTube videos, music, poetry, and the recorded audio messages from phase 2. Each has a playlist, which will be played on a smart device (e.g. tablet or phone) at its designated area at the exhibition. The audiences will be first interviewed on the how-can question, before and after, listening to the categories of their most interest.

new intervention process

using sounds as a platform, I set 4 parts (story, poetry, music,film) to display my conception

  

There is always a point of view in the market: after becoming beautiful, life is like opening.

Therefore, many girls have spent huge sums of money on their faces.

This makes Xiang Yu can’t help but ponder: What happened to those girls who were full of tolerance?

Recently, a Korean drama gave the answer –

My ID is Jiangnan Beauty

 

NEW INTERVENTION—NEW APP

Due to my own problems, I am not very confident about my appearance. For example, my eyes are not big enough and my face is not small enough, especially when I am influenced by the fashion entertainment scene. My skin causes no surgery, so I’m looking for other ways to enhance facial attractiveness besides cosmetic surgery to help a new generation of young people (aged:15-30) to increase their awareness of the beauty and discover their own beauty rather than singleness Worship a kind of beauty.

This is a new APP that  I created.  want to use this app to create  a community to invite  people who are  not  confidence with their facial beaut, share each other story and interface people.

APP dress: http://cs.velo.top/customerService/commonAccount/dialogue/#/ ( only phone)

current issue: I can invite a lot of people into my account and i can talk each other , but i can’t put them together to talk and listen to the audio at the same time.

 

Therefore,  i find the new app which i can use it as a base area to built my community.

I used this app to create  a community (opening the talking room 实时的)and invited someone who are interesting this topic or they can enter my community when they saw it and  to listen to the audio and then communite.

Intervention process

  1.  New question: How can Chinese women gain confidence in relation to their facial attractiveness using non-surgical methods?
  2. Finding the strong story and telling my facial problem story: Last year, I had a very serious allergic reaction on my face. Every day, my face was red and swollen, and I had to wear a hat when I went out. This situation lasted for more than half a year, and I was not confident.
  3. Making the audio shortly,  I edited it to 1 minute.
  4. Testing audio: invite stakerholder and some people work in different industry  to listen the audio, give me feedback.
  5. Intervention app: creative a community to invite  people who are  not  confidence with their facial beaut, share each other story and interface people.
  6.  

 

Evidence:   

Translation: 1. about language, you should think someone do not understand      English

2. They thought the intervention can be improved by content with a story and the demonstration of the intervention can be carried out on social media app to better spread its influence.

showcase reflection

my question is : how can the facial attractiveness of Chinese  women be increased through  non-surgical methods in order to improve  confidence and satisfaction of Chinese young people in their own beauty?           Therefore, for the intervention’s question is : how can sounds(audio) powerfully influence(change) our conception  of beauty?

Intervention showcase 

 

 

Feedback by stakeholders :

1.How can sound make an impact ?

2.Sound should be downsized to 1 min.

3.Do you think sound is enough ?

4.International app, such as facebook, or instagram.

  1. The impact of ‘sound’ to demonstrate the proposed intervention should be better highlighted.
  2. The length of the audio file can be downsized to within 1 min – less is more.
  3. The efficacy of the proposed method should be more rigorously tested, for example by more experiments.
  4. Although Wechat is a popular social media in China, it is still new to the audience in the UK. Building the channel on Facebook, instagram or Youtube may be more efficient to spread the outcome of this study.

 

Revised intervention

Thanks to the advices and feedback from the tutors (Richie and Richard), my intervention will be revised accordingly. The details of the changes I planed to make are as follows. I will compress the sounds (audio) using editing software to make it more concise. I will introduce more variables for the interviewee, whom can have different background, and can come from different industry. I will explore the possibility of multi-platform channel for example on Weichat, Facebook, Instagram , Youtube, etc. I hope this intervention to help a new generation of young people (aged:15-30 years old ) to increase their awareness of the beauty and discover their own beauty rather than singleness worship a kind of beauty.

 

 

new intervention

Since last tutorial, i got one  useful advice from my tutor Richie  ———using sounds.  I’m thinking could i use sounds(audio) to display my intervention?  my question is : how can the facial attractiveness of Chinese  women be increased through  non-surgical methods in order to improve  confidence and satisfaction of Chinese young people in their own beauty?  Therefore, for the intervention’s question is :how can sounds(audio) powerfully influence(change) our conception  of beauty?   then created  new interventions a game: I recorded the voice about Chinese facial beauty   and nature beauty, and then invite Chinese young women to listen to this audio,and then compare two groups:one has listened,one has not.  
here i put the audio(sounds).
 

100 words

How can the facial attractiveness of Chinese women be increased through non-surgical methods in order to improve confidence and satisfaction of Chinese young people in their own beauty ?
The proposed intervention is to create a social media (via Wechat) channel. The channel contains
a recorded talk by a beauty magazine editor on the intrinsic advantages of Chinese women͛s natural beauty over the artificial counterpart. The audio is expected to excite conversations
the aforementioned ͚how-can͛ question between potential Chinese users who lacked self-confidence and opted for the plastic surgery, and ultimately shift their perception of facial
beauty.