I defined hyper as “full of energy, bouncing off the walls, excessively energetic”.
Dictionary.com’s first definition was similar to my own.
ORIENTATION – Is the word vertical or horizontal? Why?
I think hyper has a vertical orientation. Vertical objects can move up and down which reminded me of jumping or “bouncing off the walls”. Hyper is climbing, jumping, and moving quickly- I think this word having a vertical orientation would definitely benefit my presentation.
BALANCE – Does the word have symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial balance?Why?
Hyper definitely has asymmetrical balance, nothing’s matching up and I imagine my composition to be pretty chaotic.
CONTRAST – Does the word have high or low contrast? Why?
I think hyper has a fairly high contrast because it insinuates lots of movement/action.
MOVEMENT – Does the word move fast or slow? Why?
Definitely fast! Hyper meaning excess energy- enough energy to move quickly and often.
PROPORTION/SCALE – Is the word big or small? Why?
I think hyper can be perceived as either big or small. Hyper can be big in terms of large amounts of movement (like a large fish out of water) or small in terms of many small movements (like an insect in a jar).