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Open / Close: Assimilating Immersive Spaces In Visual Communication, Anika Sarin 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Open / Close: Assimilating Immersive Spaces In Visual Communication, Anika Sarin

Theses and Dissertations

I am interested in two spaces obverse to each other: open and closed. An open space develops organically based on how people inhabit it. Interacting with an open space is a dynamic, sporadic, multisensory, immersive, and subjective experience. In such spaces, we are confronted with an alternative aesthetic, one that is in conflict with the seamlessness of a closed space. A closed space is anchored on definite variables like structure, use and boundaries. While interaction between people and space is important, the space is tightly controlled and interaction is designed. Through this thesis project, I present a method that metaphorically ...


Recovery From Design, Cassandra J. Ellison 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Recovery From Design, Cassandra J. Ellison

Theses and Dissertations

Through research, inquiry, and an evaluation of Recovery By Design, a ‘design therapy’ program that serves people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities, it is my assertion that the practice of design has therapeutic potential and can aid in the process of recovery. To the novice, the practices of conception, shaping form, and praxis have empowering benefit especially when guided by Conditional and Transformation Design methods together with an emphasis on materiality and vernacular form.


Fairly Local, Alison Schwebach 2017 University of Iowa

Fairly Local, Alison Schwebach

University of Iowa Honors Theses

FAIRLY LOCAL

Alison Schwebach

Spring 2017

Brad Dicharry

School of Art and Art History

In recent years there has been a huge push by consumers for stores to move towards stocking more local and organic products. Many consumers, including myself, want to know that their shopping habits have as little negative impact as possible. Buying local produce is not only a great way to contribute to the community, but it also helps reduce your environmental impact. However, unless the produce item is specifically labeled as being local, it is not always easy to know exactly how far your fruits and ...


Envision: The Eye Patch Club App, Hannah Kopach 2017 University of Iowa

Envision: The Eye Patch Club App, Hannah Kopach

University of Iowa Honors Theses

“Envision: The Eye Patch Club App” is an app designed for The Eye Patch Club, a program for children going through eye patching therapy. The Club includes monthly calendars to track and reward patching therapy, a print newsletter for parents and a Pen Pal system to talk with other Club members. As a past member of The Eye Patch Club, I conducted research to create this app that would be launched within the Club; a kid’s app that included simple games to train a child’s eye (video games helped me a lot during my eye patching, having to ...


Branding Yourself As An Artist, Jaelynn Burkamper 2017 University of Iowa

Branding Yourself As An Artist, Jaelynn Burkamper

University of Iowa Honors Theses

In creative industries, it is no longer enough to have an extensive and impressive resume and cover letter. Employers now hope to find sources of creativity in everything a candidate does, including their portfolio and one’s personal brand as reflected through social media accounts and professional websites. Through my honors research I will investigate what makes a strong personal brand and how to use social media to promote oneself as an artist.

By conducting research on other artist’s personal brands I was able to create a list of strengths and weaknesses to consider in creating my own personal ...


26 Coffee Cups: An Exploration In Book Design, Scott Christian Hage 2017 University of Iowa

26 Coffee Cups: An Exploration In Book Design, Scott Christian Hage

University of Iowa Honors Theses

As a graphic design student, within the past two years I have become increasingly enammored with the intricacies of book/publication design. For an artistic medium such as book design, that exists, as book designer Richard Hendel would describe, “as a craft with its own traditions and a relatively small body of accepted rules,” there seems to concurrently exist many theories about how a designer might achieve a harmonious solution to the problems presented by the relationship of content (text and/or image) and the printed page. With this opportunity to present an Honors project, I have decided to research ...


Designing And Evaluating An Educational Initiative Promoting Condom Use Among Hiv+ Hispanic Men, Gilberto Andino 2017 Walden University

Designing And Evaluating An Educational Initiative Promoting Condom Use Among Hiv+ Hispanic Men, Gilberto Andino

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that between 252,000 and 312,000 Hispanic men and women in the United States were unaware of their risk for transmitting HV/AIDS. Guided by the logic model and Leininger's theory, the purpose of this project was to design a culturally sensitive HIV/AIDS educational program for HIV+ Hispanic males and to evaluate the program content with the staff at a medical center in South Florida, with the goal of implementing the program at that center. The educational program content focused on increasing the knowledge of Hispanic HIV ...


Graphic Design As A Tool Of The American Civil Rights Movement, Julian Kehle 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Graphic Design As A Tool Of The American Civil Rights Movement, Julian Kehle

Research & Exhibition

My proposal addresses the need for academic inquiry into the use of commercial graphic design practices for promoting civil rights issues in the U.S. during the 1960’s. My investigation builds upon previous academic work surrounding the formal modes of graphic design, as well as the various methods employed by historical civil rights activists. I intend to research the various types of visual art that were successful in promoting social issues, as well as the intersection of these types of communication with the commercial use of graphic design. Finally, I seek to investigate how these cultural and industrial changes ...


Retirement Reboot: A Website Redesign, Christina Gillen 2016 Bowling Green State University

Retirement Reboot: A Website Redesign, Christina Gillen

Honors Projects

A website could be created with the latest technology, but after a few years it will still need to be updated. This is what happened to Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center’s website. This project is designed to remedy the problem by creating an entirely new website with updated content, images, and interactive features to bring Swanton Health Care’s online presence back to life.


Strange Bodies: Hybrid, Text, And The Human Form. Prints From The Sheldon Museum Of Art, Alison G. Stewart , editor 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Strange Bodies: Hybrid, Text, And The Human Form. Prints From The Sheldon Museum Of Art, Alison G. Stewart , Editor

Zea E-Books

Catalogue for the Sheldon Museum of Art’s exhibition “Strange Bodies: Hybrid, Text, and the Human Form," selected and curated by Professor Alison Stewart’s “History of Prints: New Media of the Renaissance” class during the fall semester of 2016 in the School of Art, Art History, & Design at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Each of the eleven prints offers a different understanding or take on the body. Some are grounded in the physical and social aspects of humanity, while others present the body as a site for fantastic imagination and performance. Still others reference the printed page as a ...


Inner Beauty, Kayla Darbyshire 2016 Bellarmine University

Inner Beauty, Kayla Darbyshire

The STEAM Journal

The artist references images captured by electron microscope photography of Dopamine, DNA, and the process of Mitosis (specifically occurring in the human body). Through the use of photoshop the artist was able to manipulate the images of Dopamine, DNA, and Mitosis to create low polygonal artwork. The artist created 15,000-30,000 individual triangles, piecing them together using photoshop to create the images that they were referencing. The body is an amazing spectacle rarely looked at from within by artists. Many find beauty on the surface of the body, but when explored further, the body has much more to offer ...


Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger 2016 Bond University

Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger

Jonathan J Nelson

This paper describes and reflects upon a computational design and digital fabrication research project that was developed and implemented over 2014-2015, with subsequent development continuing for applications at present. The aim of the research was to develop methods of modelling, analysis, and fabrication that facilitate integrative approaches to architectural design and construction. In this context, the development of material prototypes, digital simulations, and parametric frameworks were pursued in parallel in order to inform and reform successive iterations throughout the process, leading to a refined workflow for engineering, production, and speculation upon future directions of the work.


Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger 2016 Bond University

Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger

Chris Knapp

This paper describes and reflects upon a computational design and digital fabrication research project that was developed and implemented over 2014-2015, with subsequent development continuing for applications at present. The aim of the research was to develop methods of modelling, analysis, and fabrication that facilitate integrative approaches to architectural design and construction. In this context, the development of material prototypes, digital simulations, and parametric frameworks were pursued in parallel in order to inform and reform successive iterations throughout the process, leading to a refined workflow for engineering, production, and speculation upon future directions of the work.


Creating A Successful Wayfinding System: Lessons Learned From Springfield, Massachusetts, Yanhua Lu 2016 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Creating A Successful Wayfinding System: Lessons Learned From Springfield, Massachusetts, Yanhua Lu

Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Masters Projects

The masters project presents findings from recent work the author completed related to wayfinding, and wayfinding systems. This work began as part of a graduate urban design studio, followed by work as a research assistant at the UMass Design Center in Springfield, on a new “demonstration” wayfinding system installed in Springfield, Massachusetts. The wayfinding project was done in association with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Springfield Office of Planning and Community Development, was implemented with the main goals of improving public health by encouraging more people to walk.

Wayfinding systems are increasingly seen as an important part of ...


Through The Eyes Of The Animator, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Through The Eyes Of The Animator

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Few non-native animators have found international success in America quite like Raman Hui. We speak with the Hong Kong creative about his work in Hollywood and his new-found fame in China.


Get Out The Vote 2016, Anne M. Giangiulio 2016 University of Texas at El Paso

Get Out The Vote 2016, Anne M. Giangiulio

Anne M. Giangiulio

Poster designed for the 2016 AIGA Get Out the Vote non-partisan exhibition. For This same poster, I was contacted by Paul Loeb, Founder of the Campus Election Engagement Project in Seattle, WA to distribute the poster in schools throughout the country.


Ouachita To Host Senior Art Exhibit By Lauren Teague Nov. 1-15, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau 2016 Ouachita Baptist University

Ouachita To Host Senior Art Exhibit By Lauren Teague Nov. 1-15, Sarah Davis, Ouachita News Bureau

Press Releases

Ouachita Baptist University’s Rosemary Adams Department of Visual Arts will host Lauren Teague in her senior art exhibit, “Converge.” The exhibit will be on display in Moses-Provine Hall’s Rosemary Gossett Adams Gallery from Nov. 1-15. A reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m.

Teague is a senior graphic design major from Jonesboro, Ark. She describes her work as either bright and full of color or dark and twisted. For her senior show, Teague wanted to portray the two extremes as a spectrum.


Talking Walls: Freeing Art In Bali, Indonesia, Lila Chu 2016 SIT Study Abroad

Talking Walls: Freeing Art In Bali, Indonesia, Lila Chu

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In some ways Bali’s street art manifests everywhere, in the form of abundant banten, decorations for Galungan and Kuningan, shrines, temples, ornaments, and the black and white checkered cloth draped over scared statues, rocks, and banyan trees. This aesthetic pleasure moves beyond the sacred, and into the street—peering out among Bali’s intricate ornaments and decorations. Declarations of Bali Tolak Reklamasi, and images of a Balinese woman sporting a gas mask circulate Bali’s cityscapes, along with other marks, writings, and murals finding homes on grey walls.


The Influence Of Raja Ravi Varma’S Mythological Subjects In Popular Art, Rachel Cooksey 2016 SIT Study Abroad

The Influence Of Raja Ravi Varma’S Mythological Subjects In Popular Art, Rachel Cooksey

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This paper will examine the aesthetic qualities that Raja Ravi Varma helped to introduce to mythological paintings and then to popular devotional prints with the Ravi Varma Press, as well as the influence of the aesthetic to other areas of visual culture in India. Prior to the 1993 retrospective exhibition in New Delhi on Raja Ravi Varma, little was known about his impact on the calendar prints of today. By tracing the rise of academic realism in late 19th and early 20th century India and Ravi Varma’s role within it, I gained a clearer understanding of the ...


Dotphotozine Issue 6, September 2016, Students of the CSUSB Art Department, Thomas McGovern 2016 California State University, San Bernardino

Dotphotozine Issue 6, September 2016, Students Of The Csusb Art Department, Thomas Mcgovern

Dotphotozine

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