PrestoLecture is a 5 steps process, which I would like to illustrate with 5 illustrations. The designers should propose one character (human or not) that can be declined in 5 different situations - or stroke in 5 different poses, each pose or situation illustrating a step of the process.
The design process is free, as long as each design will be easily identified in a glimpse by PrestoLecture's learners.
The whole body of the character has to be shown, either it's sitting or standing (please, don't send illustrations with only the head, for instance).
Please, send 1 or 2 design of your character for the contest. The purpose is to check if you caught the idea, and if the character's design suits for PrestoLecture. The winner will be proposed an extra one-to-one mission to illustrate the 3 or 4 missing steps.
Below is a short description of the 5 steps system (please, choose and illustrate only 1 or 2 of those steps):
1 Preparation ("préparation", en français): The reader takes a few seconds to enter in an ideal state of mind for reading, to cut with distractions and enter in a very focus and alert state. He evacuates the stress of the body and mind by breathing deeply, using a dynamic (and relaxed) posture (spine straight). He silently formulates his purpose for reading. He also focuses on a concentration point at the top back of his head. He can imagine having a tangerine floating at a 20cm hight, 45° angle, starting at the root of the implentation of his hair.
2: Previewing ("prise de vue", en français): It's a first approach with the text, which purpose is to evaluate the pertinence of reading it, and having a first global approach of the text's main points. With a book, for instance, the reader will read the front and back cover, the table of contents, and maybe randomly open a few pages to see how the book is constructed.
3: Photoreading ("photolecture", en français): it's the "wird" step of the system. After entering a meditative, auto-hypnosis state, the reader will turn the pages very fast: too fast for the conscious mind to read or understand anything, but fast anough for the retines (the eyes) to be in contact with the whole text (the whole page or screen). When a sense (like sight) is in contact with an information too fast for it to be processed by the conscious mind, it directly enters in the non conscious mind, which can process information a lot faster than the conscious mind. That's precisely the purpose of this step: send all the information in the non conscious mind, without (for now) the intervention of the conscious mind. The mind is very calm during this step.
4: Preactivation ("préactivation", en français): After photoreading, the reader doesn't remember anything of what he mentally photopgraphed yet. He will go back to the text with his purpose in mind, and ask questions he will not answer to yet. To find the question he wants to find an answer to, he will go back to the table of contents, randomly open a few pages... a little bit like in preview. The reader will usually write his questions down.
5: Activation (activation, en français): That's the step when we finaly construct conscious knowledge of the content. After this step, the reader will be able to use the information according to his purpose (give a talk, take an exam, implement at work...). The reader will look for the answers to his questions, and for everything in the text which is relevant for meeting his purpose. He will construct knowledge little by little, looking for global information first before details... he has to put himself in a "competition with himself state of mind": he will condition himself to be very effective in a short period of time for researching, understanding and memorising as much information as possible within the text; take notes; and do all the necessary to meet his purpose. It's a very active step, during which the mind is very active and wondered by all the new discoveries.