Design Research

Design Studio 1

  • How has Instant Messaging affected/impacted our society? Today with our fast pace life-style we constantly have to be connected. Has this desire and need to constantly be tuned in changed us? Compared to the past when letter writing and having to wait weeks or months to connect with loved ones. Now, connecting with family and friends across the globe is a Skype call away. This article breaks down how this constant connection has affected our social skills and the way that we communicated. Long gone are the days of Shakespeare when it took and entire paragraph to bid we text cul8tr.

Quotes from the article that I will take into consideration for my research

“One might think of Instant Messenger as a new communicative tool because it blends two previously disparate elements of language: it is written communication with no time delay.”

  • We all know that the U.S. Postal Industry has taken a major hit the last 5 years due to the rise of internet communication and the lack of desire for people to hand-write letters anymore.

This article breaks down that stats from job loss to economic losses for the postal service.



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