My thesis explores the modes of communication within diasporic communities, investigating the social impact of living differently through online and offline spaces. I aim to create a speculative narrative animation as a design tool to further my understanding of how diasporic communities navigate through their online and offline identities.

Diaspora: a diaspora is the dispersion of people from their homeland or a community formed by people who have exited or been removed from their homeland (

This survey will take approximately 60-75 minutes, split up into three sections: demographic (5-10 minutes), online/offline identities (30 minutes) and diaspora (30 minutes). I highly recommend completing it in a quiet space on a computer. Feel free to copy and paste the questions onto a separate word document allowing the questions to percolate, and submit it into the Google Form when you are ready. The questions are listed here:
PART ONE (5-10 minutes)
What age group do you belong to? *
How would you identify yourself? (Pick all that apply) *
If you identify as an immigrant, what year did you emigrate?
Your answer
Do you identify as a second or third-generation immigrant? (Optional)
What other languages can you speak besides English?(Optional)
Your answer
What is your gender identity?
What is your current employment status? (Optional)
What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Optional)
Did your parents attend post-secondary education (further education after high school)? If so, what country did they attend? (Optional)
Your answer
Check the five applications you use the most on a daily basis. If there are applications that are not listed, feel free to add them in the Other section *
Referring back to previous question, what were your favourite features or main reason(s) of your most used applications? (Specify which application) *
Your answer
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