I have never faced such an open-ended project like this one before. In high school and all the rest of my classes thus far this year, it was pretty straight forward on what I had to do most of the time. Recently, in a group meeting, a group member commented on how she would never have been able to do such a project as a freshman, as the stress would not be centered on how well to do something, but what to do in the first place. I admit, this project is at least a little daunting and I'm still getting used to the idea of it.
As far as the presentation is concerned, we have a pretty good idea of the format that we are going to use, and I believe that simplicity and elegance are always key in any sort of presentation where a point is trying to be made. Distractions in layout and format do not help anything and should be avoided, but not at the cost of being boring.
After looking at an article in CMYK magazine (online) I now see how the simple design of a page can convey so much more than words alone (although words have immense power, even by themselves). While this brings up the interesting topic of the design being used too much and words too little, I will say that when used correctly, the point can be made more powerful through both words and pictures. Its almost like kindergarten again, where all I read was picture books. In retrospect, I did learn some pretty immense things from picture books, and at the time I suppose they were the only way to get and keep my attention.
Perhaps the picture book of my age now are projects like this. I suppose its nice to revisit the scene again, as books are very fun to read but not always very nice to look at.
So, for this project, I want to do something simple, yet powerful to convey the message.