Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
T. Kim Trang Tran
© 2018 Kristen M. Liu
Digital forms of media are monopolizing individuals' attention spans, utilizing visual strategies that demand our interactions. Throughout the history of media technology, mediums have become increasingly immersive, presenting more information than ever before. The user interface designs of digital platforms can damage our ability to focus and distribute attention in meaningful ways. Through analysis of our digital media consumption, this capstone project ultimately proposes mindful practices that help us lead more balanced lives and thrive in the digital age. The second half of this capstone project is a digital zine with digital illustrations, animations, and editorial-style articles. The digital zine emphasizes and subverts the elements of digital platforms that are specifically damaging to users’ patterns of behavior.
Liu, Kristen M., "The Attention Crisis of Digital Interfaces and How to Consume Media More Mindfully" (2019). Scripps Senior Theses. 1251.
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