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Creating compassion in a picture book within conservation effort

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Jormalainen, Emmi
dc.contributor.author Honda, Ayano
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-30T09:33:34Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-30T09:33:34Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/111887
dc.description.abstract The Anoa Breeding Centre, established by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2005, is a wildlife conservation institution focuses on saving an Indonesian endangered endemic mammal, anoa, from extinction due to deforestation and poaching in the region. The Centre has operated multiple programs from sheltering individual animals, restoring the population in their natural habitat, to educating the people in the local community to seek their understanding and support in am attempt to terminate poaching. However, despite the continuous effort, there has still been a lack of awareness amongst the public regarding the plight of the anoa. In order to help to solve the awareness issue as part of the education and outreach activities at the Centre, this practice-based thesis developed the illustrations for a picture book to share the sense of concern among the community and further the conservation effort in collaboration with the institution. In particular, the thesis examines the various factors which contribute to enhancing humans’ compassionate and empathetic response for others, especially non-human beings. The creative practices in the thesis aim to apply these factors to the development of animal character illustrations through purposeful anthropomorphism so that the images convey their emotions to the readers, who are expected to become supporters of the conservation efforts with sense of empathy. The thesis also discusses the role of other components of illustrations in a picture book, such as colors and compositions, as tools of storytelling that communicate the characters’ emotions and feelings to readers in addition to the application of the anthropomorphic interpretation. The outcome is a complete series of finalized analog illustrations that comprise the picture book made with acrylic gouache and pencils, including the cover image. The research suggests using a picture book as a way to discuss social issues while providing the aesthetic value of the art and design as an entertaining and enjoyable medium. en
dc.format.extent 73 + 27
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Creating compassion in a picture book within conservation effort en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department media fi
dc.subject.keyword picture book en
dc.subject.keyword illustration en
dc.subject.keyword empathy en
dc.subject.keyword compassion en
dc.subject.keyword wildlife conservation en
dc.subject.keyword anthropomorphism en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-2021123011029
dc.programme.major fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Karhumaa, Arja
dc.programme Master’s Programme in Visual Communication Design fi
local.aalto.electroniconly yes
local.aalto.openaccess no
dc.description.notification Media files notes: Adventure of Anna Description: A picture book developed through the MA thesis project Media creators: This is a draft of a picture book currently brought to a publishing house in Indonesia and the draft is under the process of reviewing. My responsibility within the publication project only included making illustrations, so the current book design and choice of the font in the draft submitted as Image and Media Appendices are only temporary ones. The languages used in the book are in Indonesian and English at this moment, however, this can be only either one of them eventually. Media rights: CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

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