Ashley Corbett

Foundation Diploma Art, Design & Media

I believe non-verbal or visual communications is one of the most useful tools we have as humans. Universally known, it connects us and is ever evolving. This work is an attempt at celebrating that. Signs, symbols and gestures have been used by humans throughout our existence, way before the spoken word. In these modern times, with ever increasing technological developments, we are connected more than ever. In the same way that fashion or music recycles itself through time, so has our way of communicating with this merge of primitive hand gestures and wireless communication. I want to take this method from the two dimensional world (the screen) and bring it back to the physical realm. The last twelve months and global pandemic have encouraged us once again to use hand gestures as we have not been able to be in physical contact and further increased our use of instant messaging services. We replace a verbal hello with a thumbs up because no one hears or understands us with a mask on. For those who struggle with instant messaging, emojis and hand gestures are a lifeline in essentially staying relevant and not being left behind in the interconnected modern world.

Going on to : Coventry University : BA Hons Product Design
Back

Ashley Corbett

Foundation Diploma Art, Design & Media

Download these details
Ashley Corbett Lead Image