Suspect Board- 3 Stars
Have you ever seen those crime shows that organize a case using a suspect board? Like Scandal or Blacklist? Well, that’s exactly what this assignment is. You will create a suspect board (or a board that connects different characters) to show interaction between the people. Feel free to add text, objects, and locations that connect to the people/characters to develop the story even more. Make sure that the board clearly shows how the pieces are connected, and in your post, explain the story behind it. A good example is one completed by Julia James using Microsoft Word by inserting text boxes and connecting them with lines.
Here is my crime of the stolen gumdrop buttons and the four potential suspects and the suspect board that connects all of them.
The Work Itself
Someone has stolen the Ginerbread Man’s gumdrop buttons! The innocent man was just leaving his gumdrops on the kitchen counter so he could wash them off because everyone knows that gumdrop buttons can get so dirty when you wear them all of the time.
These four suspects you see on the white board were all seen in the kitchen last. Now we just have to determine who was the one that stole the gumdrops.
Suspect 1 one has been hiding underneath the coffee table all day which seems awfully suspicious. But actually he says he just likes to sleep there sometimes and he doesn’t really know why. So I guess that eliminates Suspect 1.
Suspect 2 has been keeping that door closed for a couple of hours now, I wonder if he is hiding the gumdrops in there! Turns out he is hiding a buried treasure he found. He let the police check the room full of treasure, no gumdrops in there.
Suspect 3 won’t even take off her sunglasses and we’re pretty sure it’s because she doesn’t want to make eye contact with us. She says that she wasn’t in the kitchen at all the day that the gumdrops went missing, however, each suspect places her there..we’ll have to get back to her.
Suspect 4 has been hiding something underneath him for some time now. However, we lifted him up and it turns out he was just hiding a mouse underneath teacup from Cinderella. No gumdrops there.
The Story Behind the Story
I chose this story because I thought it was funny and not too serious of a crime. Each of the suspects were taken from my phone and I know each one. I tried to pick photos where it seemed that they were doing something suspicious. Then I found the picture of my friend where she had her hands in the air and I thought it was too perfect of a photo for our prime suspect!
Narrating the Process
Surprisingly, I did not use Photoshop Elements 11 for this assignment. I actually used Microsoft Word 2010 and it was a pretty simple process. Following the example on the assignment webpage, I inserted each photo and used text boxes to label them. Then used the shape tool in Word 2010 to connect each photo with black lines.