Design an offline interactive physical system where people can transmit a story to other

Research Title:

Design an offline interactive physical system where people can transmit a story to other.

  1. Abstract

People tend to keep things that are important to them. An old postcard, a little teddy bear can rehash a thousand of memories. The value of those product lies not in the object themselves but in the associated memories of a person. Preserve those treasures allows these emotional connections along piece to piece. And to be passed from generation to generation. This paper introduces a new offline interactive physical system where people share personal experiences between the products to others, as a way to transmit the felt experiences.

The three main research questions are (1) When do people want to share a personal story to other? And how will they feel when telling to others? (2) How people adjust their attitudes toward (or away from) a message experienced through a narrative visualization. (3) Which situation will you show more interest to a story? An absolute unknown story or a topic you want to know?

Through the user testing, questionnaires, prototyping, this study is to discover what are the effective ways and what kind of functions/designs should I create to deliver a collective story to others and improve people’s emotional connection.

In this research, I will render personal story addressable, shareable, and open for new interpretation by building interactive storytelling and offer a new kind of experience.

Key Words: immersive storytelling; narrative visualization; emotional connections; psychology comforts of sharing story.

  • Introduction
  • What is the research about?

The art of storytelling has been around us as long as humans have been able to communicate. From telling stories around campfire to reading a fairy tales at bedtime, we all have an affinity for a good story. [1] Because humans are storytelling animal. Our brains are wired to understand and retain stories. [2] However, in today’s high-speed markets, we lack of story. In other words, we have few narratives with which to describe the felt experiences of struggle, happiness, and so on. Storytelling is an appropriate format for people to connect such experiences.

In the social media platform, second hand shop can be a good place where bridges between sellers and buyers. Second hand shop is not only recycling a product but also a place where people gathered to share stories and daily news.

This research will introduce how to design an immersive storytelling system by using narrative visualization to let people share personal experiences and connecting with other’s emotions. Firstly, I asked three participants about when they want to share a personal story to other?

The results are shown in the Table 1 below. 

NameSituation
Silver Nana Wang HejieSpare time Before going to bed When taking a train

Table 1: Situation of sharing a personal story to other

  • Why storytelling is so important?

Stories reach us on a deeper level and form an emotional bond between sellers and buyers, thereby allowing the buyers (consumers) to connect on a much deeper level with the products. The story engages the reader, and the reader actually becomes a part of the story. [1] This level of engagement cannot be matched through traditional advertising that often takes the approach of informing the market. The truth is, storytelling is prevalent in marketing and it is an effective way to make audiences feel relate to, while at the same time linger on their minds longer.

           To make it clearer, I sketch a situation of how the stores will affect consumer’s behaviors. (Figure 1)

  • Related Work

The image below (Figure 2) is my inspiration from a South Korea. The Storytelling Machine is a digital system that delivers a collective story made from crowd-sourced content. The story is told through text and images that are projected onto surfaces in an exhibition space.

References

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Companies can take one of four approaches to compensation. Which do you think is the best approach? Why?

Companies can take one of four approaches to compensation. Which do you think is the best approach? Why?

The home-country-based approach. The objective of a home-based compensation program is to equalize the employee to a standard of living enjoyed in his or her home country. The 2016 Cartus Global Mobility Policy & Practices Survey found that 76 percent of long-term assignments and 75 percent of short-term assignments use a home country pay structure.1 Under this system, the employee’s base salary is broken down into four general categories: taxes, housing, goods and services, and discretionary income.

The host-country-based approach. With this approach, the expatriate employee’s compensation is based on local national rates. Many companies continue to cover the employee in its defined contribution or defined benefit pension schemes and provide housing allowances. Only 14 percent of long-term assignments and 5 percent of short-term assignments base pay on local rates, according to the Cartus survey.2

The headquarters-based approach. This approach assumes that all assignees, regardless of location, are in one country (<link is hidden> a <link is hidden> company pays all assignees a <link is hidden> salary, regardless of geography). Cartus found that a small percentage of companies use headquarters-based approaches for long-term assignments (4 percent) and short-term assignments (5 percent).3
Balance sheet approach. In this scenario, the compensation is calculated using the home-country-based approach with all allowances, deductions and reimbursements. After the net salary has been determined, it is then converted to the host country’s currency. Since one of the primary goals of an international compensation management program is to maintain the expatriate’s current standard of living, developing an equitable and functional compensation plan that combines balance and flexibility is extremely challenging for multinational companies. To this end, many companies adopt a balance sheet approach. This approach guarantees that employees in international assignments maintain the same standard of living they enjoyed in their home country. A worksheet lists the costs of major expenses in the home and host countries, and any differences are used to increase or decrease the compensation to keep it in balance.

Family Assessment Paper

Family Assessment Paper

Content    Points
Family Assessment Paper. Background about the family chosen (include how did you come to choose this family)  5
Comprehensive utilization of the Calgary family assessment model: structural, developmental and functional categories including all of their subcategories  50
Genogram  10
Family diagnoses including strengths and problems (stressors) related to each diagnoses  5
Summary (see assignment 4 in the syllabus for relevant questions to be addressed)  10
Conclusion: include what you have learned and how this knowledge could help in nursing practice  5
Find a minimum of 10 resources in addition to the course textbook to write the paper  5
Writing: correct grammar, punctuation, clear and logical organization, APA format, appropriate use of headings, reference page, minimum 5-6 pages in length  10

Family Assessment Paper

Grade:

Required Reference:–If you need access let me know I bought it on kindle; and the professor is strict!

Shajani, Z. & Snell, D. (2019). Wright &  Leahey’s Nurses and families: a guide to family assessment and   intervention. (7th ed). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.

Assignment 3: Family Assessment: 50% of the Final Grade: This clinical assignment focuses on the family system and all the subsystems that affect the family, how the family unit copes, and how the nurse can help the family maintain a state of equilibrium. In your text is an outline of the Calgary Model and how it helps in the interviewing and assessment of the family. Using this model as a guideline choose a family you know to help you complete this assignment; these should not be your own family. Be sure the family is well in that they are not dealing with a newly diagnosed chronic or acute illness. Families with long-standing chronic illnesses, such as controlled hypertension or diabetes, are acceptable. Do not choose a family with acute problems including acute psychiatric illnesses.

Contact the family and explain the project you need to complete and if they are willing to participate. Set up a meeting time to speak with family members who would be most helpful with this project. Have questions prepared concerning all the subsystems that affect families including ethnic backgrounds, working status of family members, education, etc.  You may need to meet with the family more than once. Using the family assessment summary in your text, complete a family assessment.

This assessment must include content on all of the subsystems discussed in class this semester as well as a very detailed genogram, a list of family diagnoses including strengths and problems (stressors) related to each diagnoses. Students will need to summarize their project by explaining how the family members and the family unit cope with any problems that may arise; are they able to maintain a state of equilibrium or are they having difficulty maintaining a functional system?  What could be done to improve or help with coping of the identified problems? Could some of the coping mechanisms of one family help another family if similar problems exist?

Beyond the textbook, students should search for additional resources to help explain the subsystems of the families; for example, their response to illness may be based on cultural background or religious beliefs. Find resources to support this and explain fully.

This project should have a minimum of 10 resources in addition to the course textbook.

This project should be written in narrative format with appropriate headings to identify each required section. A Safe Assign folder will be available for its submission.