Update on final group project!

In regards to my last post for the final group project, Annie, IndiaSally and I have decided to put together a hypermedia story surrounding the notion of adopting dogs rather than buying them from pet stores.

Taken from our groups google doc shared with our tutor Hannah; “as per discussed in the initial planning stages our group hopes to design a narrative cemented around the idea of adopt not shop in regard to puppies. Tracing the story of India’s dog we are hoping through the website to craft a “choose your own adventure” styled narrative where the audience is viewing the site from the perspective of the dog and the various choices which they make are relative to how the story or adventure ends.
Through creating a website like this – we hope to also create a site that sheds some light on Lakia the Russian space dog that got sent into space.”

In today’s tutorial, we sat down with Hannah and explained where the group was up to in regards to the project. The link to the site can be found here.

So far we have included an adventure like beginning, with a simple question and a yes or no answer. Already, any user can simply choose whether they wish to go on the adventure or not which shows great interactivity. We plan on creating an entirely interactive space that will teach audiences to adopt not shop.

We have already outlined what the story will be based around and for each yes or no option, there will be either blog posts or original content audio/interviews to teach people about the topic.

India and I are planning two phone interviews next week, that will hopefully address the issues in which we want to portray and raise awareness about. I am very excited about these interviews as I recently joined SYN’s Panorama team, where I get to interview several different people each week regarding recent news stories.

Our audience that we are aiming to target are dog lovers or those who are looking to adopt a dog and in regards to crew roles, we are aiming to try and split the project evenly amongst the four of us. We are going to ensure that there is an equal share of roles; I’ll be working on particular blog posts (topics within our topic) as well as the phone interviews with India.

I am looking forward to seeing where this project goes!


I’m not a big Vimeo user. It’s one of those sites that I’ve signed up to, purely for rare University use. However today I decided that I might take a look at the wonderful ‘Staff Picks’ section.

This section shows off, well simply, videos that the staff LOVE (“We really love videos, and these are the videos we really, really love. All of these videos have been hand picked by the real humans who work at Vimeo. We hope you enjoy them!” – Vimeo Curation, Vimeo Staff Pick Page, https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks).

One video that particularly took my fancy, posted by Paul Trillo has taken out a Staff Pick this week, for very obvious reasons.

CHROMATICITY is a video capturing “an ethereal flight over the ocean as mysterious coloured smoke leaves its mark across the sky. A beautiful choreography between four drones simultaneously in flight and hundreds of smoke grenades.” (Paul Trillo, https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/160730254).

I’m not sure whether it was just the colours that took me or the fact that they used drones, but something about this video really caught my eye. The music is dreamy, the setting is simple, and we have beautiful colours dancing across the sky. The only thing I do wish, is that I could have been there.

Check it out below or click this link to watch it on the Vimeo website: https://vimeo.com/160730254