A content and creative look on the subject of sound words, especially in the Japanese language. The work comprises a total of three sections.
To begin with, I examine sound words, their formation, and their potential for communication. The focus lies on investigation of the representation in comics and in advertising. In the second part I show the peculiarities of the Japanese language and compare it with the German language. The final part is a picture-based dictionary that aims to bring Japanese culture a step closer to all language enthusiasts and convey an interesting aspect of the language in a humorous way. The work is aimed at Japanese language learners, language enthusiasts and all those who want to learn more about the effect of language in communication.
The result is a bound work in DIN A4, 156 pages in a cardboard slipcase. In addition, within the scope of the bachelor thesis, my portfolio is included in the same format.
I developed interest in this topic during my internship in japan, while visiting a language school and talking to friends. I was trying to figure out ways, how design can help to improve the process of understanding and learning a language.
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For an in depth documentation with added explanations in german, you can visit the the following link, that leads to the intranet of the university I graduated from: Incom Link.