Presentation Title

Names You Give Me

Presenter Information

Jinxiu HanFollow

Faculty Mentor

Lucy HG Solomon

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:44 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 11:29 AM

Location

264

Session

poster 4

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

creative_arts_design

Abstract

In most societies, the giving of nicknames is not considered very important, and nicknames are disregarded as trivial. From the perspective of those living in Chinese society, such names are considered to be a joke, or they are considered as informal, and a way of familiarizing one's self with others. Often these names begin in childhood in this context of jest, yet various negative effects can emerge later in life. Grown people at times become more sensitive to these names, which can invoke feelings of inferiority and self-. Negative emotions can shape people's character, and those that originate with these simple names will often accompany them during their whole life. I am a victim of the nicknames I had received. I have dark skin, but in Chinese society, we advocate light skin. I received a lot of names because of my skin color. What I suffered made me want to explore the bad influence behind the nicknames.

This has led to my creative design project. I appeal to society to stop name-calling that is based almost entirely on looks. I have created a personalized research project into names among individuals and charted the impact of these names against the overall percentage of such names used in China. I interviewed 9 people, asking about their experience of being named by others. Then I use the result to make receipts of each other to show the influence of nicknames. I also make a fold book to talk about my experience, others experience, news on the Internet about nicknames. My process involved interviews and qualitative assessments of the impact of the names on the individuals. My methods include data collection, data visualization and graphic design, with the goal of telling the important story of how small titles can in fact harm individuals. My technique involves creative expression through design to convey the importance of something invisible to most cultural onlookers, like other instances of bullying.

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Names You Give Me

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In most societies, the giving of nicknames is not considered very important, and nicknames are disregarded as trivial. From the perspective of those living in Chinese society, such names are considered to be a joke, or they are considered as informal, and a way of familiarizing one's self with others. Often these names begin in childhood in this context of jest, yet various negative effects can emerge later in life. Grown people at times become more sensitive to these names, which can invoke feelings of inferiority and self-. Negative emotions can shape people's character, and those that originate with these simple names will often accompany them during their whole life. I am a victim of the nicknames I had received. I have dark skin, but in Chinese society, we advocate light skin. I received a lot of names because of my skin color. What I suffered made me want to explore the bad influence behind the nicknames.

This has led to my creative design project. I appeal to society to stop name-calling that is based almost entirely on looks. I have created a personalized research project into names among individuals and charted the impact of these names against the overall percentage of such names used in China. I interviewed 9 people, asking about their experience of being named by others. Then I use the result to make receipts of each other to show the influence of nicknames. I also make a fold book to talk about my experience, others experience, news on the Internet about nicknames. My process involved interviews and qualitative assessments of the impact of the names on the individuals. My methods include data collection, data visualization and graphic design, with the goal of telling the important story of how small titles can in fact harm individuals. My technique involves creative expression through design to convey the importance of something invisible to most cultural onlookers, like other instances of bullying.