COMICS AS AN AVENUE FOR AUTHORSHIP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: TEENS DISCUSS THEIR DESIGN DECISIONS FOR SELF-AUTHORED COMIC BOOKS
The purpose of this in progress research was to explore the design decisions of adolescent students who planned, designed, and drafted their own comic books. Specifically, I examined what design features students used, how and why they implemented design features, and how they talked about their design decisions. In this roundtable, I present initial findings in two categories: the design features that students identified explicitly as being deliberately used during the design process; and the purposes or goals students claimed they were trying to achieve through the deliberate use of design features.
Note: This research was also presented under another title, Design Decisions: Teens Discuss their Implementation of Design Features in Self-Authored Comic Books.