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Are YOU Wearing Matching Socks?

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For this assignment, I’ve chosen to make a sign that says; “Are you wearing matching socks?” I think that there will be people who will have the guts to acknowledge me and tell me if there wearing socks. Who knows, maybe someone will even pull off their own shoes and show me! For the most part… I think that most people will just walk by me, and the odd person will stop to read my sign, possibly give me an answer or just keep walking by.

After holding my sign in front of hundreds of people….

With my bright yellow “Are you wearing socks?” sign, people stopped to see what was

Are YOU Wearing Matching Socks?

going on and find out why I was holding a sign. When people would see my sign, most would stop to read it and some would even say something like “Yes! I am today!” or some would even admit “Nope!” With this question, I was hoping to get people to smile and actually stop to think about it. I found that even if people didn’t answer my question, they would still laugh at my sign and continue to walk by. I thought this was a short and sweet question that would get the attention of pedestrians, and still make them consider to answer. I found that more people would respond then I originally predicted, and this was exciting. I expected everyone to be in a rush and people would pay very little attention. They were having fun with it! They loved that there was something out of the ordinary, and it was something they could interact with.

If I were to do this again next week I would probably keep the same question, however make my sign easier to read and maybe even larger, this way, more people can see and

read my sign, and I can see if more people will interact with me. I would also go to the same location, however at a busier time, so that more people would view my sign.

In this video you can see that some people would respond to my sign… some would just glance at it…. some would take the time to read it and then carry on with where they were going. Take a look to see what happened!

Written by jprocee

February 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

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  2. I like your sign, it’s very playful

    Navdeep Sahota

    February 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

  3. HAHA!!

    Great Sign Jen.. loved the concept and it seems you got an okay response! I agree bigger could be better thought yours what quiet legible!

    ps. I always wear matching socks.

    Evin Lachance

    February 1, 2011 at 11:14 pm

  4. If I was walking by your sign I would’ve stopped for a while to give it a thought lol. Good one!

    kylleses

    February 2, 2011 at 8:47 am


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