Sexual fluidity

filming + editing + brand identity design

A digital resource that is a welcoming space to gather stories, ask questions, and question labels.

My role

As a team we conducted interviews, read academic research, filmed and edited to make the mini documentary investigating sexual fluidity, rather than defining it.

I created Between Labels' visual identity, iconography, and website.

How do you define sexual fluidity?

Situation

 

There is no safe space for sexually fluid people on the internet.

 

Sexually fluid people may not see themselves as a part of the the LGBTQ community, and would hesitate to join or identify with such groups to find answers.

Opportunity

 

What sexually fluid humans need most is community and validation.

 

People are seeking stories and experiences, not a label. The true definition of sexual fluidity comes from personal stories, so we let the definition live through our users.

A digital resource for people who want to learn and explore sexual fluidity.

We wanted to create a welcoming space to gather stories, ask questions, and question labels.

Finding fluidity

 

The first of a mini series uncovering the gray areas in sexual orientation.

 

In tandem with the Between Labels website, users could be validated by real stories next to mainstream media's definitions of sexual fluidity.

website

Between Labels Homepage

We experimented with Ui interactions to show the movement and fluid nature throughout the site.

website screens
finding fluidity

Users are greeted with the most recent miniseries episode.

Infinite scroll
Single scroll
Manifesto
redefining the scale
labels aren't permanent
Multiple answers
Heat map
Forum
current events
Fluid site style
Style Guide

We chose colors and shapes that didn't fall into any category. 
 

Shades of grey, red-oranges and orange-yellows were the hues of our ambiguous shapes.

Flag

We noticed that while sexually fluid people didn't want a label, they did want a community to belong to. 

 

Using our style guide, we created a flag that we're user testing as the unofficial Sexual Fluidity Banner.

*Definitions of 'sexual fluidity' we received from our classmates during our presentation.

Learning

 

We should be talking about fluidity more.

We​ had to do some serious digging to find any research or low-barrier resources to explore this topic. Most of our findings came from industry expert interviews or books.

Assignments can be more than a grade.

I was on an incredible team for this project. Emily and Ross both fully invested in sharing these stories, and we grew close enough to share our orientation experiences with one another.

TEAM

 

Paige Rollins, Experience Designer

Emily Mayberry, Art Director

Ross Harris, Copywriter

TOOLS

 

Sketch

Flinto

Final Cut Pro

Facetime (for interviews)

THANKS

 

Berwyn Hung, Instructor

Lisa Diamond

Dr. Ritch Savin-Williams

SONG RVA 

Kymberli Fraser

Anne Wilson

Joey Siverd