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No Woman Is An Island, Adele Ball 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

No Woman Is An Island, Adele Ball

Theses and Dissertations

We have gathered the following pages to archive our time here in Richmond, Virginia. We have been here for two years, growing slowly, moving when needed to new anchorholds to avoid detection or arrest. We scrutinize the urban environment like modern archeologists. We collect stories and speculate about new uses of old things. It is imperative to be resourceful here, and we do so out of necessity but also in the spirit of practice. These pages were made en route, each an exploration of the tools at hand when on the move. The method of creation is just as important ...


Comfort Toys: Coping Tools For Children With An Epileptic Parent, Benjamin Evjen 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Comfort Toys: Coping Tools For Children With An Epileptic Parent, Benjamin Evjen

Theses and Dissertations

When a caregiver suffers from epilepsy, a child can often feel frightened, vulnerable, and alone whenever a seizure occurs. In my thesis project I intend to help children negotiate this struggle with the use of therapeutic toys. Through play, children can navigate feelings that are often overlooked by adults. The visual appeal, simplicity, and materials used in their creation help facilitate comfort through sensory cues. By applying coping mechanisms to deal with stress caused by the passage of time, provide tactile comfort, and equip the child with tools to take action, their emotional needs are met. These toys address an ...


Work It: A Study In Fashion Photography Portraiture, Dominic J. Iudiciani 2016 University of Akron

Work It: A Study In Fashion Photography Portraiture, Dominic J. Iudiciani

Honors Research Projects

Fashion is a device with which the perception of one’s appearance is manipulated. It is a device that is used across all cultures to identify, symbolize, isolate, and appropriate. It is figuratively and literally woven into the fabric of humankind as a whole. Fashion has the ability to reinforce gender or create dissonance within it through androgynous silhouettes. It can express strength and confidence or emphasize vulnerability.

Through this study, the use of specific studio lighting techniques accentuates design elements of a highly curated collection of avant-garde, 21st century garments. Drape, texture, form, and luster are but a ...


Hand Lettered, Jennifer L. Shaw 2016 University of Akron

Hand Lettered, Jennifer L. Shaw

Honors Research Projects

Around this time last year, I discovered hand lettering on chalkboards around Folk for the NASAD accreditation show. I found these pieces to be particularly inspiring and wanted to learn how to create something similar. Having absolutely no experience with hand lettering I knew that this was going to be a long process. I tasked myself with creating 100 small pieces in varying styles to teach myself hand lettering. I was inspired to end the project with a large chalkboard mural about the school of art to then be donated to the school when the project is complete. The reason ...


Roam: Where She Goes, Tamara Lewis 2016 University of Akron

Roam: Where She Goes, Tamara Lewis

Honors Research Projects

The app, Roam, was designed to be a one-stop destination for all happenings and information related to, and tailored for, the lesbian community. With the world moving toward the digital age and mobile app development becoming its own category for streamlining information, I wanted to create a platform for consumers to access the information they needed that fit the fast-paced lifestyle of today. More specifically, I wanted to design an app for a travel guide that gave the user all the information and material in one source.


Grizcode: A Web Series About The University Of Montana From The Student Perspective, Darien W. Gostas 2016 University of Montana

Grizcode: A Web Series About The University Of Montana From The Student Perspective, Darien W. Gostas

Undergraduate Theses and Professional Papers

The point of this paper is to explore the development, purpose, and challenges of making the web series, GrizCode. It is not as scientific, as it is a narrative of what came to be. The goal of GrizCode was to paint a picture of what student life is like at the University of Montana, giving tips and life advice while celebrating and parodying what it means to be a “Griz.” It consisted of floating head type interviews of students over a green screen background of animations, with fun upbeat music that would keep the audience engaged and promote a joyful ...


Mapped: Intersections Of Cartography And Painting, Brian Robert Neils Strigel 2016 Bard College

Mapped: Intersections Of Cartography And Painting, Brian Robert Neils Strigel

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.

Mapped: Intersections of Cartography and Painting explores the role of representation in art and how we, as people, communicate through visual language. More fundamentally, my paintings ask at what point does an abstract painting become a map, and what structures and conventions do we use in cartography that appear in abstract painting? Is a map a painting or is it a functional object? The map is a fundamentally flat, abstract object to which we assign practical meaning. Details are only considered if they are necessary for travel or displaying ...


The Evolution And Influence Of Art In Scientific Illustration, Ahsiya Rebecca Zurita 2016 Bard College

The Evolution And Influence Of Art In Scientific Illustration, Ahsiya Rebecca Zurita

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


The Effects Of Affective Arousal On Color Perception And Memory, Nicole Elizabeth Lang 2016 Bard College

The Effects Of Affective Arousal On Color Perception And Memory, Nicole Elizabeth Lang

Senior Projects Spring 2016

The link between affective arousal, color perception, and color memory was explored by inducing fear, sadness, or embarrassment in 158 participants who them completed a color perception and memory task. It was predicted that participants experiencing fear or embarrassment would more often correctly identify and remember red and green than a neutral condition whereas experiencing sadness would lead to less correct identification and memory for blue and yellow than neutral. There was only a marginally significant effect of fear on color memory for red. In the low arousal condition, there was an effect of fear on color memory for green ...


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

Faculty of Society and Design Publications

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.


Branding The Uni/Wellness Recreation Center: Creating A Cohesive Cross-Media Collegiate Recreation Identity, Rachael Bair 2016 University of Northern Iowa

Branding The Uni/Wellness Recreation Center: Creating A Cohesive Cross-Media Collegiate Recreation Identity, Rachael Bair

Honors Program Theses

This thesis produced a branded cross‐media campaign for the UNI Recreation Services department. A brand, or visual identity, was needed to tie together all of the promotional materials being produced for Recreation Services. Before I created the brand, the department's materials did not have a consistent visual style, and each program within the department maintained its own materials. As a result, visitors who came to the department office often left with a handful of visually inconsistent printed materials. Additionally, print materials often needed to incorporate large areas of purple and gold in order to stay within guidelines set ...


A Study Of Healthcare Websites' Visual Information In Service Design, Hye Jeong Park 2016 Iowa State University

A Study Of Healthcare Websites' Visual Information In Service Design, Hye Jeong Park

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Advances in the Internet have changed people’s traditional lifestyles with regard to getting information and buying products at home with only a few clicks. In response to this changed situation, many websites have been launched and are competing with each other. Therefore, since a main page design (MPD) is the first a viewer sees of a website, it is considered a significant factor in attracting people at a glance.

Service design is a form of design that necessary to improving the quality of the service and the provider-customer interactions. An effective website is one such component. This study researched ...


I Can So I Will, Now We Must: A Creative Response To Selfie Culture, Eric Andren 2016 Iowa State University

I Can So I Will, Now We Must: A Creative Response To Selfie Culture, Eric Andren

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Social Media and Online Social Networks have become increasingly integrated into our every day lives. Digital technologies have progressed from an extension of body to an extension of self. With this integration may come unintended consequences that we are often unaware of. Who would have thought that posting an update on Facebook or browsing your Instagram feed might have an effect on your well-being?

The digital world–traditionally–is not a tangible one, but it is most definitely connected to the life experience of those who are part of it. This connection gives it influence, the ability to inform our ...


20-20 Listening: A Sound Documentary Dedicated To The Study Of Listening Experiences In Acoustic Environments, Julian Andres Osorio 2016 Iowa State University

20-20 Listening: A Sound Documentary Dedicated To The Study Of Listening Experiences In Acoustic Environments, Julian Andres Osorio

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The intersection of sound and design is an exciting and complex space for artistic experimentation and research. My approach for this work was to design, write, record and mix seven podcast episodes that narrate my analysis and interpretation of how we listen to sounds and interpret their meaning. Each episode is dedicated to one topic, and presents multiple sound samples that illustrate my take on the subject. The episodes cover the basics of listening, how sound conveys information about objects in environments and how soundscapes are ubiquitous. They include how the music, sounds and noises in film convey meaning, represent ...


Understanding The Relationship Between Signage And Mobile Map For Indoor Wayfinding, Young Ju Cho 2016 Iowa State University

Understanding The Relationship Between Signage And Mobile Map For Indoor Wayfinding, Young Ju Cho

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Wayfinding, a fundamental task in daily life, becomes more complicated and difficult with greater development of a society. People can become lost and frustrated by being disoriented in complex built environments.

This study investigates the effect of combining a physical wayfinding system with a digital device on users' wayfinding performance in a building with architectural complexity. Through exploring the combined use of signage and the Google Indoor Map, the study provides information on their interactivity, effectiveness and reliability for use in a wayfinding system that may increase understanding the design of well-functioning wayfinding systems.

Twenty participants ranging widely in age ...


Colaboratory: Design Collaboration For The Greater Good, Stephanie Arends Neal 2016 Georgia Southern University

Colaboratory: Design Collaboration For The Greater Good, Stephanie Arends Neal

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

A university campus is comprised of countless students enrolled in an array of degree programs that logistically creates a diverse population that can and should culminate into a dynamic professional network for graduates. How can higher education capitalize on this melting pot to provide experiences for students and fuse this network? A place, where students collectively solve problems by applying knowledge from their degree-specific areas, will foster interdisciplinary collaboration. By requiring working-relationships between students that benefit their community, a design center will provide students with experiences across disciplines that mirror a real-world, collaborative work environment while they identify opportunities and ...


Graphic Design For The Shark Reef Aquarium [Course Project], Alexxis Rodriguez 2016 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Graphic Design For The Shark Reef Aquarium [Course Project], Alexxis Rodriguez

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

This essay examines the thought processes of how a short, informative booklet was constructed for the Shark Reef Aquarium. Methods of research includes searching for valuable, credible articles, viewing competitor’s designs, visiting the company’s official information and media, and gathering design books for inspiration. Other ways of research include the designer’s ability to think critically in order to create intentional design that effectively communicates the information to the reader. Ultimately, looking at Lied Library’s resources has played a role in the booklet design and how to think about the supporting design elements.


Colaboratory: Design Collaboration For The Greater Good, Lindsay B. Tyson 2016 Georgia Southern University

Colaboratory: Design Collaboration For The Greater Good, Lindsay B. Tyson

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Graphic design is a powerful tool, which has the power to shift perspective and create an impact. A recent shift in the design world has graphic designers using their skill sets to address complex social problems, to engage their audience in new ways that bring awareness to a social issue for the greater good of society. This thesis examines how graphic design collaboration ignites social change within a community and inspires transformation in human behavior. It explores how designing for the greater good impacts our society; and how these collaborative experiences improve the community and clients they serve. This thesis ...


Zoetic Fitness, Brooke S. Fremeau 2016 Georgia Southern University

Zoetic Fitness, Brooke S. Fremeau

Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Graphic design is a problem-solving field. A client or company tasks a designer with a problem, and to solve that problem the designer uses 2D fundamentals and technology. As a designer, one must carefully listen to the client to understand their needs before making design decisions. While graphic designers are responsible for creating stunning visuals for both print and digital media, one of the most important aspects of graphic design is branding. Broadly speaking, branding is the process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product or service in a consumers mind. Through branding, the designer aims ...


Quicks-Bepress.Pdf, Anne M. Giangiulio 2015 University of Texas at El Paso

Quicks-Bepress.Pdf, Anne M. Giangiulio

Anne M. Giangiulio

Book cover and interior template I designed for Quicks by Kevin Waltman, published by Cinco Puntos Press.
Senior Year. Glory time! D-Bow’s game has it all and colleges are taking notice. But nothing’s easy. He’s still rehabbing a knee injury and his job as Marion East point guard is under threat from a new white guy. Plus he’s got family drama. And girl trouble. Can he put it all together for his senior season? Or will he crash and burn like so many Marion East players before him? Quicks is the fourth and final book in ...


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