SUNY New Paltz Graphic Design BFA Thesis Show 2020

Constructive Conversations

Megan Tornatore

When it comes to an argument, it is common to find individuals attempting to win in the conversation. In some situations, people will go to extreme measures to control the conversation, such as screaming, cursing, and mocking. Why does this happen? How can we create conversation environments where the end goal is to reach a general understanding? The Constructive Communication animated series helps viewers understand how to have more effective oppositional conversations. The animation focuses on dialogue comprehension and appropriately responding rather than resorting to unproductive conflict solutions. The visual language incorporated in the videos supports the communication concepts and conversation approaches.