The results of the feedback were as follows: the many categories of transparency were broken down and briefly analyzed and then discussed how they would be focused on and then utilized as a whole. The categories:
Color Foreground background oscillation Levels of transparency to opacity Layering Spatial organizational transparency Gestalt composition of form Shadow Reflection
One of the eight categories was the one I had been focusing on. This elemental break down demonstrated the most effective way to explain my process. All parts of transparency needed to be analyzed and one focused on. Once this was accomplished I can explain the spatial transparency I'm interested in focusing on and then explain how the other categories inform the one. This will reaffirm my category decision and also help me to better understand it.
All in all I feel the mini conference was helpful in bringing the presentation and thesis weaknesses to the surface. Going forward I plan to reevaluate the hierarchal elements of transparency and clearly display their effects on one another. Other sources that were discussed will also be helpful for me to further explore the topic.