Parables of Care is a project of the Centre for Human Comuter Interaction Design, City, University of London, The University of Chester, UK, and Douglas College, Vancouver, Canada.
What follows is a brief update by Dr Peter Wilkins on the Canadian component of the project.
The Douglas College component of the Parables of Care project has been moving along nicely.
We have hired two Student Research Assistants. Kindra Van-Nettey has a degree in Sociology and is working on a second degree in Nursing. She wants to go into elder care and work specifically with dementia patients. Nicole Cox is in the Marketing program; she has good experience working with focus groups.
Melissa Martins is our artist. Her background is in game design but she is keen to get into comics. Melissa has been attending sessions on creating comics given by Miriam Libicki (jobnik!, Toward a Hot Jew) at the Vancouver Public Library. The latest one was on interview comics, which will be helpful for our project.
We have been meeting every two weeks to set up the focus group sessions that will provide the raw material for our comic. Our plan is to do one before Christmas and the rest in Winter term.
Finally, the Douglas College Print Shop did a bang up job of printing out Parables of Care. They went above and beyond the call of duty to produce an “A5” paper size, even though that is not a standard North American size.
Watch this space for more updates!
Words and photos by Dr Peter Wilkins.
Parables of Care can be downloaded as a PDF file, under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, from City Research Online: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/18245/.
If you live in the UK you can request printed copies at no cost here.