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Traversing Languagescapes, Desmond Pang 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Traversing Languagescapes, Desmond Pang

Masters Theses

To maneuver is to design. As a multilingual graphic designer, I maneuver across different languages and their respective scripts. My work invites my audience to take a leap with me into unknown languagescapes.

Through sampling, analyzing similarities and differences, switching applications and contexts, challenging functions, inserting and overlaying recognizable visual systems as well as combining disparate language scripts, I become a guide for my audience, assisting them, regardless of mother tongue, to attain a degree of understanding when faced with an unfamiliar language.

My thesis asserts the critical role graphic designers play in demystifying and cracking language barriers. Every graphic ...


Practice Makes Practice, Gabriel Melcher 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Practice Makes Practice, Gabriel Melcher

Masters Theses

Graphic Designers today must operate independently of specific tools and media. Modes of production are democratized, and so it is in the ways we choose to operate within these modes that define the value of the field. Practice Makes Practice is a response to this condition, refocusing attention from the products of design as endpoints of process to visual evidence of persistent questioning by the designer.

Through my work I question roles and media, enfolding audience, client, and collaborators into my process. My practice is improvisational, quick, and performative in its response to the specifics of site and circumstance. Through ...


Rapid Response, James Chae 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Rapid Response, James Chae

Masters Theses

Rapid Response is a design practice that responds to the accelerating speed of consumption. It holds a reflective and responsive mirror to our culture of overconsumption. With an informed critical eye and kleptocratic hand, I consume, sample, and render the visual energy of commerce and respond directly in the stream on available platforms and on a number of scales.

Central to this research-based practice is a desire to expand discourse. Through a close examination of commercial language, the visual techniques of corporate branding, and the aesthetic narratives of commercial spaces, I study the persuasive forces of advertising, subvert the myths ...


Continuum Of Significance, Diane Lee 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Continuum Of Significance, Diane Lee

Graphic Design Masters Theses

At the intersection of multiple simultaneous timelines, Continuum of Significance is a graphic design practice that acknowledges time and meaning as fluid, shifting variables. By challenging notions of obsolescence and assumed valuations, the work brings forward stories and experiences that might otherwise go unnoticed, or quickly fade from memory.

This body of work explores various attempts at reconciliation, vacillating between faster modes of production, and a practice deeply anchored and concerned with history, research, iteration, and contemplation. Materials gleaned from the mundane: the expired historic archive, and the vivid digital cache, are recomposed to invoke a slow read in our ...


Full Issue, The Anthology 2016 Winthrop University

Full Issue, The Anthology

The Anthology

This is the entirety of the 2015 Winthrop Anthology issue.


America's First Subway - History Of The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Kelsey Lynch 2016 Bridgewater State University

America's First Subway - History Of The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Kelsey Lynch

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Visions: Chaos In Naango, Katarina J. Klask, Hunter Gibson, Taylor Roseberry, Summer Shigetani, Mattie Coccia, Alena Siu, Caitlin Mihm, Gaston Dondero, Sophie Rudell 2016 Loyola Marymount University

Visions: Chaos In Naango, Katarina J. Klask, Hunter Gibson, Taylor Roseberry, Summer Shigetani, Mattie Coccia, Alena Siu, Caitlin Mihm, Gaston Dondero, Sophie Rudell

Honors Thesis

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Sustainable Design: Can Eco-Friendly Be Beautiful?, Melanie T. Santiago 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Sustainable Design: Can Eco-Friendly Be Beautiful?, Melanie T. Santiago

Honors Theses

Graphic design students and professionals experience an enormous amount of pressure in regards to their final printed pieces. In the effort to produce flawless work, they print several versions of a piece—often comparing dozens of copies for slight differences in ink variation, color saturation and paper quality. While this trial-and-error process undoubtedly accomplishes its intended effects, it also produces outrageous amounts of wasted paper, ink and cardboard among other products.

Graphic design has implemented computers to increase efficiency in the design process while ignoring the impact of obsolete hardware on the environment. In its perfectionism, it has sent countless ...


Graphic Design And The Cinema: An Application Of Graphic Design To The Art Of Filmmaking, Kacey B. Holifield 2016 The University of Southern Mississippi

Graphic Design And The Cinema: An Application Of Graphic Design To The Art Of Filmmaking, Kacey B. Holifield

Honors Theses

When the public considers different art forms such as painting, drawing and sculpture, it is easy to understand the common elements that unite them. Each is a non-moving art form that begins at the drawing board. Using line, color and shape to evoke a particular response from audiences is what ties these fine arts together. Graphic design, however, tends to separate itself from the fine arts. Because of its later development in the art world, as well as, its operation within modern technological developments, graphic design is driven by the idea of communicating to large audiences. In this way, although ...


The Art Of The Silent Story, Caitlin J. Walker 2016 East Tennessee State University

The Art Of The Silent Story, Caitlin J. Walker

Undergraduate Honors Theses

I created a one minute 2D, hand-drawn, frame-by-frame animation with an original music score utilizing Toon Boom to demonstrate my ability to convey an interesting story without the use of any dialogue.I relied instead on pantomime, expressions, and context clues to communicate the story to the viewer.


Paul Rand: Life, Work, Philosophy, And Influence On Modern Design, Benjamin Nicholes 2016 Liberty University

Paul Rand: Life, Work, Philosophy, And Influence On Modern Design, Benjamin Nicholes

Senior Honors Theses

Paul Rand is one the most influential graphic designers of the 21st Century. This thesis will cover his biography and show how the events of his life shaped him into the famed and prestigious designer we know him to be today. The thesis will then cover the many projects Rand designed and show the influences on his style and how his design philosophy is evident in his work. Finally, the thesis will look at how Rand’s style and philosophy has impacted graphic design in the modern era. This study will show why Paul Rand is considered to be one ...


Full Issue, The Anthology 2016 Winthrop University

Full Issue, The Anthology

The Anthology

This is the entirety of the 2016 Winthrop Anthology issue.


Alcoholism, Domestic Violence, & Mental Illness: As A Graphic Novel, Abigail Jackson 2016 Western Michigan University

Alcoholism, Domestic Violence, & Mental Illness: As A Graphic Novel, Abigail Jackson

Honors Theses

My inspiration for my project, “A Day on the Back Forty”, came from my personal experiences with domestic violence and alcoholism and my interest in not only sharing and hopefully lifting the taboo of having these experiences cast a negative light on my life, but to expose these issues and hopefully bring awareness to those who are not close to domesticviolence or alcoholism and to also offer a connection to those who have experienced these issues. My thought process for this project was to be able to create a thought-provoking familiarity that could be experienced on both an intimate and ...


Usability Simplified: A Basic Guide To Undertaking Effective Usability Testing, Garrison Reeves 2016 Cedarville University

Usability Simplified: A Basic Guide To Undertaking Effective Usability Testing, Garrison Reeves

Professional Writing and Information Design Capstone Projects

Usability can be complicated but I provide simple guidelines to effective usability. Every product has an intended purpose, and the scope and aim of usability testing is measuring if a product meets this purpose with regards to a user. Testing is used in many fields, but I intend to focus on user-centered interaction design and how to test when designing and developing such a product. I provide a simple head-start to usability testing based off of my research. Usability testing is a technique used for evaluating a product by testing the product on users who are part of the respective ...


Interactive Debriefing Application (Ida), Quentin Eastridge, Erik Vass 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Interactive Debriefing Application (Ida), Quentin Eastridge, Erik Vass

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

Health Information Technology & Simulation Lab (HITS Lab) is an interprofessional effort aimed at enhancing consumer and professional health education through the advancement of health information technology. The HITS Lab brings together expertise from multiple disciplines to promote active simulated learning and the development and testing of new health technology. The lab’s latest development is the Interactive Debriefing Application (IDA). This tablet application will engage students as they observe medical simulations. The IDA will transform students from passive to active observers as they engage with what they are seeing in the simulation. The application will also enhance the face-to-face debriefing ...


Unless, Jason Hoehn 2016 GSU student

Unless, Jason Hoehn

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Ravenswood Wine Set, Andy Glen 2016 Georgia State University

Ravenswood Wine Set, Andy Glen

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


No Excuses Get Tested Campaign, Graham Robson, Joss Wakamo, Jonathan Splitlog, Vichhika Tep, Minh Thuy Phan, Caitlin Joyce, Hanna Preston 2016 Georgia State University

No Excuses Get Tested Campaign, Graham Robson, Joss Wakamo, Jonathan Splitlog, Vichhika Tep, Minh Thuy Phan, Caitlin Joyce, Hanna Preston

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Ping, Ben M. Matthews 2016 Georgia State University

Ping, Ben M. Matthews

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Tygr 2016: Student Art And Literary Magazine, Jill Forrestal, William Greiner, Patrick Kirk, BrittLee Cadle 2016 Olivet Nazarene University

Tygr 2016: Student Art And Literary Magazine, Jill Forrestal, William Greiner, Patrick Kirk, Brittlee Cadle

TYGR: student art and literary magazine

TYGR is the student art and literary magazine for Olivet Nazarene University

Theme: Elements.

[Historical Muse] The Tyger -- William Blake, p. 1.


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