Through collected visual narratives from a series of workshops, I have found that there are commonly used words when the participants describe their memorable life events. The most commonly used words for the entire memorable life events are listed below.
Most Used Words
Stories Become Data (SBD) seeks to offer an opportunity for participants to seemingly engage in a digital environment but ultimately allows participants to experience a fuller perspective of how we are related to each other regardless of gender, race, culture, ability or age. Emergent digital and visual methodologies, such as digital storytelling and participatory digital storytelling, open up new possibilities for participatory approaches that appeal to diverse audiences and reposition participants as co-producers and potentially co-researchers of knowledge.
Of these words, there are mixed messages, both positive and negative messages. Most of the written narratives are reflective and self-examinational and often talk about the past, rather than the present or the future. The key finding from analyzing the most commonly used words for all the entire memorable life events is that participants mostly used words that have positive connotations to describe their life events such as experience(s), friend(ship), people/person, world, change, love, make, feel, learn, see, connect, good, give, and better/best.