Informing personal branding through self-assessed handwriting analysis: proposal of a supportive online platform

Bakalka, Laura and Lelis, Catarina (2018) Informing personal branding through self-assessed handwriting analysis: proposal of a supportive online platform. Visible Language, 52 (3). pp. 9-29. ISSN 0022-2224

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Abstract

Despite the abundant existing literature on the psychological aspects of graphology and visual communication, very little research (if any), has been conducted, as to the links of interpreting personal handmade markings on graphic self-branding processes. This research aimed to investigate possible interrelations between fields of handwriting analysis (graphology) and personal branding, underpinning methods and patterns of building graphic personal identities amongst higher education students. Furthermore, it aimed to promote the use of graphology in self-branding processes. This involved secondary sources of information, along with empirical works, totalling 25 semi-structured interviews and the collection of 97 handwritten samples to detect commonalities/differences of handmade markings. Participants included higher education students and instructors from visual communication fields across two cultural contexts: Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. The achieved findings were discussed with two professional UK-based graphologists. Given that self-branding is considered complex and time consuming amongst visual communication students, the outcome proposes an online personal brand design platform, innovating current methods of self-related research, yet grounded on current usages of conventional handwriting and providing a visual scope of relevant design applications, considering internal and external influencing factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Media > Branding
Arts > Computer art
Graphic arts > Graphic communication
Graphic arts > Graphic design
Business and finance > Small business > Innovation
Arts > Art and design history
Depositing User: Catarina Lelis
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 14:32
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 09:11
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5749

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