Jul 6, 2011
The Way Our Planet Works:
Nature – Mankind – Technology.
How to meet the inquisitiveness of children and
arouse more thirst for knowledge.
“Who, how, why, what – Youʻll stay dumb, if you hesitate to ask.“ These lines are part of the chorus of Germanyʻs version of the Sesame Street theme. Therefore, most children in Germany know these lines and put them into practice. They are curious and inquiring. They explore mother earth and they insist on getting answers to their questions. However, how does nature actually work? How can one explain human life and technology in a way that children are able to understand? There are already a number of different media like books, games, and television programs to satisfy this inquisitiveness. They all have their own approach to illustrate information and knowledge. They use different designs and they all emphasize different topics. My bachelorʻs thesis is called “The Way Our Planet Works: Nature – Mankind – Technology. How to meet the inquisitiveness of children and arouse more thirst for knowledge.“ My approach is to create a new element of media which helps children to acquire knowledge on their own and encourages them discover things that are unknown to them respectively. To present information about energy production and energy consumption in a clear, concise and coherent way, I use the basic principle of information graphics.