Visual Documentation Of The Brainstorming Session

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Strengths

The brainstorming with the group allowed my own understandings to narrow and allowed me to explicitly begin to think about coral bleaching itself. The brainstorm allowed me to understand cause and effect, both of stakeholders, being governments and corporations affecting future generations. Alternatively, the cause and effect of human interaction and the marine species effected. By understanding the needs for conservation, the need for awareness, empathy and education of coral bleaching and the rapidity, possibilities of solutions became paramount to answer these problems; temperature, time, light, colour, life.

Weaknesses

Whilst understanding and networking through this form of brainstorming conceptually the understanding of coral bleaching was narrowed down, however it was difficult to disregard other information and filter through what was relevant and irrelevant considering the grand scale of the issue.

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Strengths

Further brainstorming was conducted directly derivative of the first brainstorm. When considering possibilities I had questions the urgency of coral bleaching and its rapidity and connecting them to the stakeholders, cause and effect, possibility and facts associated. This particular brainstorm, again narrowing down short term and long term effects, all leading to the eventual death of the coral and marine life. By understanding a sense of urgency both in the long term and short term possibilities of solutions became clear. Creating empathy, communicating clarity and illustrating in an interesting toll the death of this life.

Weaknesses

I am still yet to understand how to bring these possibilities or findings into a visual or system understanding. Researching solutions, forms, inspirational work and further data is still pivotal during this phase. Experimentation with time and colour, or time and form, or time and trends is essential.

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Strengths

I began to visually map out and draw connections with locations. By listing trends, locations and coral bleaching the extremity of the issue is understood. There is a clear connection between the three instances of mass coral bleaching within some of the most prominent coral reefs around the world (one being at the great barrier reef) and the trend of bleaching down the coast of Queensland.

Weaknesses

Again, I understand the processes, the networking, the issue in relation to the location of the coral bleaching, forms and time. A weakness of this type of experimentation could be making the issue broad again by bringing in international locations and international trends. I am unsure how I would interpret this. On the other hand, I could use this international analysis to provide context to the issue as a whole as opposed to Australia on its own. Resolving this confusion will be experimentation to resolve the problem.