Graphic Language In The Library: A Visual Glossary Of Information Literacy Terms, 2017 Grand Valley State University
Graphic Language In The Library: A Visual Glossary Of Information Literacy Terms, Gayle Schaub, Vinicius Lima, Stephen Dobrzynski, Jacob Luet, Micah Martin, Carissa Storms
Open Teaching Tools
Understanding a discipline requires a fundamental understanding of its terminology. The terminology of information literacy, used by librarians and professors, comprises a language integrated within all disciplines. Critical to academic success, it’s often assumed to be widely understood by students.
The students of Graphic Arts V, fall 2016, created a visual glossary to help students learn this critical terminology. This bold, eye-catching informational campaign, produced and disseminated in and outside of the Library, promotes learning through innovative designs created by students for students. The materials, introduced in a 2017 ACRL presentation, Warning! This Program Contains Graphic Content: Facilitating Understanding ...
Stitched Past, 2017 Western Kentucky University
Stitched Past, Sawyer Smith
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
“Stitched Past” tells the stories of vulnerable women in Lima, Peru. Despite the emotional and physical impacts of poverty, the women seek mentorship, education, and job security through Krochet Kids International. Krochet Kids, a U.S.-based non-profit organization, offers women in Peru and Uganda the opportunity to create knitwear to be sold online. In addition to gaining a new job and skill, the women receive counseling, affordable childcare, and supportive community. Krochet Kids approaches empowerment from a holistic perspective. The mentors encourage growth in five categories: financial, intellectual, physical, social, and psychological. This model of personal development ensures that ...
Geekreformation.Com, 2017 Western Kentucky University
Geekreformation.Com, Jacob Leonhardt
Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects
Several years back, my best friend and I were discussing how there seemed to be no outlets for Christian geeks to enjoy being geeks without having to worry about inappropriate content. As there did not seem to be a place, we thought we should make one. Fast-forward to my senior year at Western Kentucky University, I am an Interactive Design major, and my friend has graduated with a degree in Film and Marketing; and what was once just conversation has now become a reality. This work explains what Geek Reformation is and how we went about branding and designing it ...
Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Effective Methods Of Marketing An On-Campus Resource To College Students, Samantha Gary
The problem this research it attempting to solve is how to market an on-campus resource to college students. Through conducting surveys, gathering research, reviewing case studies, and analyzing data, the author has found that the answer is to not to segment college students by major. It is more effective to figure out what a typical students’ needs are and address them by providing a solution to their problems. By strategically placing printed posters around campus that capitalized on student’s needs for study breaks and outlets to tap in to their ideas, the author found that more students respond to ...
Trends Within Craft Beer Packaging, 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Trends Within Craft Beer Packaging, Aurelia See
While the print industry is facing a changing atmosphere, one thing is as sure as death and taxes— there will always be a market for print within the packaging industry. There is a growing market within the craft beer industry, and with that comes competition for each brewery. Many breweries are finding it difficult to use their beer’s first point of sale, the packaging, to their advantage when attracting consumers to their product. The purpose of this research is to provide the reader with knowledge and insight into package design, with special emphasis on designing for current trends and ...
Double Takes : Secular Magic & Empathic Vision, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Double Takes : Secular Magic & Empathic Vision, Lake Buckley
This thesis examines the ways that a history of secular magic has shaped contemporary culture and design lexicons. It reviews modes of secular magic as design principles as well as the terms by which the meaning and value of these modes changed over time.
I carry on the legacy of magician filmmakers who thoughtfully questioned the material nature of their surroundings and tools in order to unearth new modes of visual experience. With film, delight drives invention which in turn strains vision and perception, requiring a certain collusion with the audience. My work celebrates the notion of the double take ...
Space As A Practiced Place, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Space As A Practiced Place, Elizabeth Leeper
This thesis examines and retraces ways in which graphic design is fundamentally concerned with relational space, and tests spatialized theories, methods, and potential for praxis.
My practice investigates the relational qualities and dimensions of graphic design at three distinct scales.
1. Spatial logic (format) within a design object [Design space, book space, format, structure, sequence, counterforms, etc. (authority structure vs agency of user) within the design].
2. Spatial relations (sequence) between participants across a network. [Space to hear & see each other; to relate and connect].
3. Space within the world (circulation) [Space as composition, product, relational; not container, not fixed. Power and agency ...
Frame-Work, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Frame-Work, Drew Litowitz
We view the world through a series of frames: contexts, mediators, constructs, oversimplifications. We place frames around things to isolate them and better understand them — to control them and define a context for our audience: magazines, book covers, wayfinding, signage, graphic overlays, subtitles, logos. These frames label, augment, enhance, and explain things for us. They also become habitual frames of mind, granting us fluid access to familiar subjects through consistency and reliability.
But how does the time we spend inside these controlled, reductive frames affect the way we interact with and interpret our realities? What is left out of the ...
Content-Aware : Investigating Tools, Character & User Behavior, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Content-Aware : Investigating Tools, Character & User Behavior, Llewellyn Hensley
Content—Aware serves as a platform for investigating structure, corruption, and visual interference in the context of present-day technologies. I use fragmentation, movement, repetition, and abstraction to interrogate current methods and tools for engaging with the built environment, here broadly conceived as the material, spatial, and cultural products of human labor.
Physical and graphic spaces become grounds for testing visual hypotheses. By testing images and usurping image-making technologies, I challenge the fidelity of vision and representation. Rooted in active curiosity and a willingness to fully engage, I collaborate with digital tools, play with their edges, and build perceptual portholes. Through ...
Identity Production, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Identity Production, Boyang Xia
What are we talking about when we talk about identity? People are likely to define themselves in terms of what is relevant to their time and place, in other words, context. This indicates that identity is not a fixed definition, but more of a malleable construction; it develops its attributes via context. I am constantly recalibrating the relationship between the two. Context is ubiquitous, unnoticed, coexistent and interchangeable. Identity is reflexive, fragmented, shapeable and fluid. Identity Production explores and unveils how identity is adapted and manifested in contemporary conditions, as well as its external validation which paradoxically defines this indefinable ...
Scripting Allographs, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Scripting Allographs, June Shin
Scripting Allographs* examines typographic principles and their pervasive impact on ways of seeing and making through design. This body of work demonstrates the many faces of typography and type design and the way they inform allographic thinking. It employs type as the primary tool and medium for scripting possibilities, embracing their differences, idiosyncrasies, and imperfections. Beginning with a focus on close observation of small details and ending with an approach that invites and celebrates variability, this thesis offers a glimpse into a design practice from the lens of a typographer, type designer, and educator.
Our Measured World : A Poetic Translation, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Our Measured World : A Poetic Translation, Minryung Son
Twenty-seven years alive. Sixty-one inches tall. One hundred forty-nine days abroad. How many more units would it take to describe me? What value is derived from this quantification? What quality of understanding does it offer? As human beings, we are constantly measuring our lives and implementing systems of standardization. Throughout history, measuring systems have served as frameworks for our comprehension and navigation of an increasingly complex world. This thesis approaches measurement as a means of revealing and processing this complexity of human experience rather than one that merely simplifies and distills. Through the lens of graphic design, my translation of ...
Otra Vez : Hierarchy As Designer, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Otra Vez : Hierarchy As Designer, Jordyn Alvidrez
Methods of hierarchy are often represented in graphic forms. They shape our world into subjective places/spaces of belonging or oppression. The need for order is a human condition. There is constant tension between the utility of ordered systems against the manipulative and ultimately subjective manner in which they are created. Where there is a system, there is a story. The narrative the hierarchy tells is just as crucial to me as the mechanics.
I position myself within various hierarchal systems as a way to understand the logistics of their becoming, but also, to manipulate (or justify) my cultural and ...
Design Syncopations, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Design Syncopations, Mary Yang
Design Syncopations is an inquiry into space and intervention. Central to this work, is the orchestration of scenarios to prompt visual, auditory, and physical engagement. My background as a musician strongly informs this practice as I borrow from and disassemble musical structures—time, rhythm, composition, and counterpoint. Through designed prompts and invitations, I incorporate musical themes of chance and improvisation, setting up programs, altering spaces, and interrupting existing conditions. Working at the intersection of sound and design allows me to conduct audience-led musical performances, reprogram gallery spaces, and collaborate with artists and musicians. The ensemble of works adds up to ...
When It Won't Fit : A Book About Containers, Procedures, And Transformations, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
When It Won't Fit : A Book About Containers, Procedures, And Transformations, Bo-Won Keum
This book is a container.
The perennial challenge of the graphic design brief is such that it is always dictated by the conditions of the container it must fill. A 24 x 36 printed poster; a 48 footwide billboard; a tiny (or large!) exhibition space; a 200-page book. Sometimes, the forms that we are asked to produce are flexible, depending on the content, the client, and the situation, and if we are lucky, we are able to mold the format to the content. The likelier event, however, is working with a form that is fixed, or a system that is ...
Playgrounds, 2017 Rhode Island School of Design
Playgrounds, Cem Eskinazi
Playgrounds defies the idea of singularity and control through a practice of design aiming to offer generous universes3 for one to explore freely. Building blocks of cognition such as modular thinking, hyper-linking, recursion, repetition, self-referencing and self-representation are utilized for designing honest and slightly uncomfortable experiences in order to keep the reader awake and aware.
Josef Muller-Brockmann Sample Layout2, 2017 Cleveland State University
Josef Muller-Brockmann Sample Layout2, Amara Alberto
The Downtown Review
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Spoke: Connecting Neighbors, 2017 university of tennessee knoxville
Spoke: Connecting Neighbors, Kaleigh Veca
University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects
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Literacy Revolution: How The New Tools Of Communication Change The Stories We Tell, 2017 Dominican University of California
Literacy Revolution: How The New Tools Of Communication Change The Stories We Tell, Molly Gamble
Master's Theses and Capstone Projects
The transmission of culture depends upon every generation reconsidering what it means to be literate. The way we consider ourselves to be a literate species is changing, which puts us at a unique turning point in human history. Verbal literacy, or the ability to read and write, is slowly being replaced by visual literacy as a primary tool for human communication. As a culture, we tend to underestimate the creative ferment of our increasingly visual world. The linear, structured pathways of traditional literacy are shifting towards a creative and participatory pursuit of unstructured information that emphasize dimensional thinking. The acceleration ...
The Importance Of Branding In Small Businesses, 2017 Liberty University
The Importance Of Branding In Small Businesses, Amber J. Rabie
Senior Honors Theses
The Land of Milk & Honey Farm exists to provide quality food produced in facilities that practice good stewardship to the Earth. It is a small business devoted to loving, careful stewardship and the production of quality goods. The mission of The Land of Milk & Honey is to combine traditional farming practices with a sustainable and environment-friendly approach to agriculture. It aims to provide customer satisfaction by being respectful and responsible over animals and the earth, and by producing quality products. To reach this objective, the farm intends to educate consumers and provide an alternative source for truly farm-fresh goods ...