Utilizing Empathy Generated Through Experience Design -- Promoting Peace and Cultural Understanding with Iraq.
Headley, Tara Simone
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta)
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Interior Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Interior Design
Includes bibliographical references (numbered pages 197-201).
Thesis Document Award nominee
"This thesis explores the relationship of Western society, namely the United States, with the Middle Eastern country of Iraq. Iraq’s history of political conflict, violence and corruption is explored, as well as the role of the United States in contributing to the current state of Iraq. The relationship between the two nations is covered from various viewpoints, expressing opinions as well as stating facts from both sides. Sources were identified and studied in order to determine how the conflict between these two countries affects the perception of Iraqi civilians in the mind of citizens in the United States. This thesis explores how experience design and emotional design can be applied to inform people in the United States of the experiences and conditions in Iraq for non-combatant citizens, in order to provide enlightenment, evoke empathy, and encourage peace and cultural understanding."
Keywords: banality, cultural relativism, culture, Iraq, media, narrative, peace, propaganda, terrorism, war
CHAIR: Chapin, Meldrena
PDF (various pagings): illustrations (some color), plans
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