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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses ➔ A Fish Walking On Land

Thesis


Related people/organizations

Scott Pobiner (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
Chris Romero (thesis advisor)
Ethan Silverman (thesis advisor)
Yu Ting Huang (designer)
Parsons the New School for Design. Design & Technology Dept. (sponsoring body)

Date

May 10 2015

Description

Designer's statement: “A Fish Walking On Land†is a short film based on several experiences of international students who live in New York and went through changes with the language barrier. For some East Asian adults who feel uncomfortable speaking English in public, the most challenging part is how to trust themselves and break their silence to communicate with others. I designed the content of my film so my audience will have the outsider’s experience. I also want to convey the idea that even a small action by a supportive speaker might influence the future behavior of the language learner. On the other hand, language learners might be inspired to make a small change in the future after watching this film. By following this experience of a Taiwanese student and exploring viewers to her inner thoughts, viewers are made to empathize with the character’s paralyzing anxiety of being a non- native speaker in a classroom full of natives. The goal of this film is to help language learners relate to and eventually become inspired to overcome their fears. Furthermore, the new friendship will help language learners trust themselves and gain more confidence to speak in public.

Identifier

PC020402_2015_huany098

Citation

Yu Ting Huang. A Fish Walking On Land. May 10 2015. Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses; 2015 MFA Design and Technology program theses. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 24 Aug 2019.

Use Restrictions

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