RESEARCH ON LEFT-BEFHIND CHILDREN
This is a documentary about the left-behind children in China. We mainly researched the psychological needs of the left-behind children in China. The result of this research is the basis of the project "Emotional Communication Design for Left-behind Children". We went to the Tujia village in western Hubei Province, Tangjiagou Village, Xianfeng County. This documentary is from a designer's point of view to observe this social phenomenon. The left-behind children in China generally refer to children who remain in rural regions of China while their parents leave to work in urban areas. In many cases, these children are taken care of by relatives, usually by grandparents or family friends, who remain in the rural regions.
RURAL MIGRANTS LIVING IN THE CITY
USER RESEARCH GUIDELINE
“ If someone can be liberated by a lad or maiden, Avalokitesvara appears as a lad or maiden and missionizes him the Dharma.
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» The Universal Door Of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva «
I would like to begin with quoting a sentence from a Buddhist Scripture “The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra ”9 as a principle of my whole investigation. The key point of the sentence is that if you want to help someone to get rid of difficulties, the only way is to become one of them. You have to forgot who you are, integrate to your targeted group and try to understand them with your heart. By that way, you may understand their true desires. In my case, since my targets are left-behind children, I tried to become one of them, so that I could understand and present the relationships of their families, then propose my own design idea based on these relationships.
User research for Master Thesis
Director, Editor and Translator - Qianli Ma 马千里
Researcher - Qianli Ma, Maria Luise Uth
Infographic - Qianli Ma
Camera - Huayi Xie 谢华毅
Coordinator - Man Xie 谢曼
Year of Prodution - 2018