Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Purpose Statement/Design Plan

Purpose Statement

Purpose: I believe that diabetes is a type of disease that many people do not worry about.  People do not realize the real risks and consequences that may happen if they are not informed about it.  Especially since today in our country there is a significant problem with obesity.  Obesity and being overweight are significant factors as to how people develop diabetes.  I hope to inform people the detrimental effects of having diabetes whether it be type one or two.  I think people will become aware more after my photo essay of how big of a problem it actually is. 
                I was diagnosed with type one diabetes last year coincidentally.  There was a situation in which I got terribly sick and I went to the hospital for that sole reason.  After running some tests on me the physicians had found out I was in fact diabetic.  Also diabetes is a disease that runs in my family.  My grandma on one side of my family has type one diabetes while the other one had type two.  But my father also has type two so it was a big possibility that I would get it as well since diabetes can be genetic.  But I ended up diagnosed with type one which requires the use of insulin. 
                The best outcome out of this essay would people would be really impacted by the photos and information they received and possibly realize they may be candidates as well to having diabetes.  They need to realize the bad choices and possibilities that may be evident in their life.  But they can see that sometimes it is not too late to take action to prevent getting diabetes (type 2) especially when they are at a younger age.  The actions and activities we do now will affect us in the future.  The worst outcome would be the audience takes nothing away from this presentation.  They will be disinterested and believe that they learned nothing from the presentation.  They will not believe how truly terrible it is to have to deal with diabetes and the changes they will have to accommodate too.
Audience: The intended audience for this presentation would be people who are already health conscientious and they have diabetes in their family.  It is also very prevalent in our country that diabetes is an epidemic so it is more than likely the audience is conscientious about their health because diabetes can be genetic and they will more than likely know someone who has diabetes. These people will have the idea that there is a possibility that they may have diabetes themselves but they need an extra push to take action.  They will be the most interested in this presentation because the information is relevant to them and their lifestyle.  They will see all the trouble and hassle they must face if they do get diagnose with diabetes.  The audience will then step back and evaluate everything they saw/ learn from this presentation and think to themselves maybe they should be healthier or exercise more so they don’t have to have a shot of insulin every night before bed or take tons of medication to keep their sugar levels under control. It is imperative that since it is not too late for these people who are prone to diabetes to take precautions.  They change their lifestyle not only for the sake of possibly being diabetic but so they can benefit from being healthy for the rest of their lives.  They will not only be healthy but happy as well.    
Context: I think that the best or sufficient place to give this presentation would be at a health fair at a college.  I say this because the people who go there are already self-conscientious and especially people in their college years can take action before it’s too late especially when they are given information on a topic that relates to them. I see people in that fair stopping by a booth about diabetes and have a person tell them about the systems and them to validate all the other information they give they will show my PowerPoint.  They can show how diabetes can change your everyday life and people must learn to adapt.  I think these will take everything they learn really seriously because as I said this topic is relevant to them and they see how detrimental diabetes is to your health.    

Design Plan

Medium & Production:  I am going to be using power point to convey the idea of the importance of being aware about diabetes.  I will include pictures that deal with the daily life of someone who has diabetes and the tasks they do.  Some of these pictures may be activities or simple pictures of ‘equipment’ they must have/use.  I need to show these pictures those through the perspective of being up close and personal with this disease.  There will be pictures of different perspectives in order to capture the audience attention.  I will have to take pictures of objects from different angles in order to find an angle I believe will be the most effective in keeping my audience interested/focused.  I will be using pictures of stationary objects but action shots will be included as well.  I may show two photos side by side that may be a picture but they will be different while on other pages I may have only one photo or three.

Ethos: I want to be seen as not over threatening or demanding.  I want to be seen as someone who is well informed about this topic.  I will be seen as experienced on diabetes because through the pictures the audience will be well informed in a non-threatening way.  I will be able to validate all the photos and information that is given in the photo essay because I live with having diabetes every day.  The audience will get to essentially see all the differences from my life to theirs.
Pathos: I would like to keep the pictures in color in order to show the the authenticity of the photos.  This will allow to see how these photos are true to what they show. I will be using color as well because I think of how vivid colors are it does draws the audience’s attention and keeps them captivated. I want my essay to come off as important and serious.  I will be using a more formal and serious type of style when writing this essay as well.  I want the writing and theme to have a more serious tone.
Logos:  The format of the content on each page of the essay will be simple.  Most of the pictures will be centered or put side by side and they will be the biggest thing on most of the pages.  This will then draw the audience’s attention directly to the pictures because they are the most significant.  There will be a max of three or four pictures on each page and the pictures and layout will be direct and to the point.  The audience will not have to guess what the picture is of but the writing will work with the photo to demonstrate why certain photos are significant.  Though there will be some contrast in pictures that are side by side if need be to prove a point.  
But the pictures will all be going from a left and right, traditional fashion so they all will mesh together well in a continuous style.

Arrangement:  I will be arranging the photos in a way they will be the center of the pages.  They will be significantly large as i had said before.  But there will be a varying amount of photos on each page of the essay.  There will be at least one photo on each page.  The size of the photos may vary as well and most of the photos are consisted of stationary objects. But some action shots will be incorporated into the essay.  

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