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Intgrt, John Cecil (Industrial Design), Veronica Reguero Cadilla (Industrial Design), Keaghan Caldwell (Sustainability Design), Emmalee Vansciver (Interior Design) 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Intgrt, John Cecil (Industrial Design), Veronica Reguero Cadilla (Industrial Design), Keaghan Caldwell (Sustainability Design), Emmalee Vansciver (Interior Design)

Nexus Maximus

We are a non-profit organization with the goal to resettle refugees into a small-scale community with opportunities of education, employment, and housing. With the focus on cities between a 5,000 to 60,000 population, refugees have the chance to utilize their skill sets to improve and evolve a current community without being strongly labeled as a “refugee.”

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around ...


Sheltify, Adam Hecht (Industrial Design) 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Sheltify, Adam Hecht (Industrial Design)

Nexus Maximus

Modular, collapsible, community building, and mental health enhancing refugee shelter.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the hope of finding safety and a better tomorrow. The impact of war, political, racial and religious conflict, and environmental crises of famine and climate change, have caused ...


Solar Stove, Julia Strange (Interior Design), Alaina Mcihenney (Physicians Assistant), Zachary Quain (Industrial Design), Adam Beauchner (Industrial Design), Irene Ghattas (Occupational Therapy) 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Solar Stove, Julia Strange (Interior Design), Alaina Mcihenney (Physicians Assistant), Zachary Quain (Industrial Design), Adam Beauchner (Industrial Design), Irene Ghattas (Occupational Therapy)

Nexus Maximus

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER!

We designed a solar powered hot plate that also functions as a light source. This allows refugees to cook food without burning wood or using toxic fuels and provides a portable light source.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in ...


Amicus: Communication Across Languages, Brian Cipperly (Industrial Design), Rosario Herrera (Graphic Design), Mike Savarie (Sustainable Design) 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

Amicus: Communication Across Languages, Brian Cipperly (Industrial Design), Rosario Herrera (Graphic Design), Mike Savarie (Sustainable Design)

Nexus Maximus

MOST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION AWARD

Our project is designed to serve as a means for speakers of different languages to communicate using pictorial icons, particularly to serve basic needs such as food and water. At a refugee camp or other first point of contact, a volunteer or aid worker can be wearing a t-shirt, giving away blankets, or using flash cards with the symbols printed on them and the refugee can communicate their needs.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations ...


The Trade Exchange, Emily Monath (Industrial Design), Caroline Whittemore (Occupational Therapy), Wa’ed Ibrahim (International Design Business Management), Michael Taffe (Finance), Bridget Sax (Interior Design) 2017 Thomas Jefferson University

The Trade Exchange, Emily Monath (Industrial Design), Caroline Whittemore (Occupational Therapy), Wa’Ed Ibrahim (International Design Business Management), Michael Taffe (Finance), Bridget Sax (Interior Design)

Nexus Maximus

The Trade Exchange program changes the meaning of "refugee" from burden to asset. This job placement organization reduces depression and other mental health factors by capitalizing on refugees skills by placing them in countries with labor shortages.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the ...


Designing For Humanity's Growing Disconnect From Nature, Hadley Allen 2017 Syracuse University

Designing For Humanity's Growing Disconnect From Nature, Hadley Allen

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The Industrial & Interaction Design 5th year thesis project process began with an exploration of our personal passions. I started by researching mental health and outdoor activity. After realizing the fact that the two have been very closely connected in


Girls Inc. Of Syracuse And Onondaga County: A Career Readiness Center On The Nearwest Side, Jourdann Borski 2017 Syracuse University

Girls Inc. Of Syracuse And Onondaga County: A Career Readiness Center On The Nearwest Side, Jourdann Borski

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

"In Syracuse, New York, there is a need to help young women develop skills that will prepare them for the workforce and help create an emotional, physical and financial independent lifestyle. Girls Inc. of Syracuse and Onondaga County is an affiliate non-p"


Iot Based Recipes For Enabling Senior Citizens: Stakeholders Views On How Integration Of Iot And Web Services Can Enhance Well-Being And Inclusion Of Older People, Matteo Zallio, Damon Berry, John McGrory 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Iot Based Recipes For Enabling Senior Citizens: Stakeholders Views On How Integration Of Iot And Web Services Can Enhance Well-Being And Inclusion Of Older People, Matteo Zallio, Damon Berry, John Mcgrory

Conference papers

The main body of research clearly highlights the world’s population is rapidly expanding. When this fact is combined with the increase in life longevity due to medical and social advances it alters the demographic balance in relation to age. Hence, the number of people aged 65 and over is constantly increasing. The potential of Smart Technologies and IoT-based devices to improve health has increased rapidly in the last few years and users are now in a position to contribute to the development of the interaction process and need to be properly trained on benefits of using new technologies. IFTTT ...


The Truck Seat That Breathe, Sajjad Khaksari 2017 Politecnico di Torino

The Truck Seat That Breathe, Sajjad Khaksari

SAJJAD KHAKSARI

On 10 April 2017, Mario Moretti Polegato participated the Top Experiences event which organized by Polytechnic of Turin. The following brief innovative idea has submitted personally to the Dr Mario Moretti by the author. Meanwhile, the author desires to share openly the comparable idea with readers those work to improve the job condition of Heavy Truck Drivers (HTD) concerning the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS). The history of innovation taught a valuable lesson in which the usage of innovative product a bit later when it survives the fluid phase and enters the transition phase of Innovation’s Dynamic ...


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen McKinney, Steven McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Game Changers, Leece Sharon 2017 Vocational Training Council

Game Changers, Leece Sharon

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

What does it take for an innovative design to become an influential one? We take a look at how and why some designs have the power to shape culture and reality and, in so doing, become defining points of our time.


Supporting Novice Engineers In Idea Generation Using Design Heuristics, Laura Murphy, Shanna Daly, Seda McKilligan, Colleen M. Seifert 2017 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Supporting Novice Engineers In Idea Generation Using Design Heuristics, Laura Murphy, Shanna Daly, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen M. Seifert

Seda McKilligan

How can beginning engineers learn to generate a variety of candidate concepts to consider?
Because they likely have little experience with idea generation, training in specific techniques may
be especially useful. Design Heuristics are an evidence-based tool developed to help engineers
expand diversity of ideas considered during the front-end phase of design. Brainstorming is a
common ideation technique in both engineering education and practice. Our research sought to
compare the characteristics of ideas generated by incoming engineering freshmen using both
techniques. The analyses of this study involve qualitative patterns in a subset of data collected
from 94 incoming engineering freshmen ...


Occupational Therapy And People Living With Scoliosis And Undermineralized Bones, Curran Smith, IDS, Katie Ramin, OTS 2017 Jefferson University

Occupational Therapy And People Living With Scoliosis And Undermineralized Bones, Curran Smith, Ids, Katie Ramin, Ots

Program of Industrial Design Posters

Poster highlights work with 7 year old boy Brendan. Created Prone Pillow which can be used as a back rest. It also features a handle for carrying and a removable cover.


Addressing Gender Inequality And Inequity In Industrial Design, Kellie Walters 2017 Iowa State University

Addressing Gender Inequality And Inequity In Industrial Design, Kellie Walters

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Research tells us that gender-inclusivity only improves corporate outcome. Corporations that are gender-balanced see an increase in creativity and innovation and a 15% rise in performance. Women are able to produce higher sales, employee engagement, team self-confidence, high physiological safety, and are more likely to promote and yearn for sustainable practice (Lance Hosey, Arch Daily).

These components are not only crucial to a better workplace environment, but are now essential to contemporary industrial design practice. Yet when looking for women in the field, we not only find few and far between, but there is opposition from both men and women ...


Investigating Ideation Flexibility Through Incremental To Radical Design Heuristics, Ian Baker 2017 Iowa State University

Investigating Ideation Flexibility Through Incremental To Radical Design Heuristics, Ian Baker

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Idea generation tools facilitate engineers to think differently. A wide variety of such tools exist, although, they vary in focus, specificity, and usability. However, most are not empirically-validated or their impacts are rigorously assessed. An exception is the Design Heuristics which was derived from studying designers as they were ideating and then rigorously tested to determine its efficacy. These heuristics are cognitive prompts that help designers move freely from one concept to another. In our previous work, we investigated how individuals with different cognitive styles approached ideation using the Design Heuristics, as well as their perceptions of the tool’s ...


Changing The Perceptions Of Making: Adjusting The Mechanics Of Ideation For Multidisciplinary Success, Kellie Walters 2017 Iowa State University

Changing The Perceptions Of Making: Adjusting The Mechanics Of Ideation For Multidisciplinary Success, Kellie Walters

Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression

Traditional Industrial Design education idealizes a specific style that signifies “The Industrial Designer.” This involves a fairly finished outcome through process work and makes the designer focus on the sketch rather than concept itself, which is problematic for developing ideas. What should be rapid creation and expression of concept becomes a more laborious process. The importance of moving swiftly through ideas to refine faster and more effectively becomes tarnished. In assessing instruction practices in sponsored studios (when a corporation partners with a student design studio), we premised that students could work in the same fashion as an in-house design studio ...


Interlude: Pursuit Of The Present, Emily Bartlett 2017 Western Washington University

Interlude: Pursuit Of The Present, Emily Bartlett

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

This 12-piece tea and coffee set is the pinnacle of my design education at Western.


Design Technology, 2017 Vocational Training Council

Design Technology

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

These days, everyone can design, even on their mobile phones, thanks to innovative apps that allow consumers to use handy tools, broadcast their opinions and, more importantly, make purchases online. These technological advances may be assisting all design thinkers but are they changing the design landscape too radically at the same time? What does the future hold in the global design industry and is the new landscape a win, a loss or an own goal for designers?


Panoramic View, 2017 Vocational Training Council

Panoramic View

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Konstantin Grcic's exhibition Panorama is an innovative exploration of different lifestyle modalities and schools of thought


Sound Perception:Encapsulating Intangible Voice Memories In A Physical Memento, Mona Mahmoud Makhlouf 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar

Sound Perception:Encapsulating Intangible Voice Memories In A Physical Memento, Mona Mahmoud Makhlouf

Theses and Dissertations

We live in a very busy world with a variety of sensory stimulation including the olfactory, visual, tactile, and auditory. The five senses are triggered by our surroundings and help us to form meaning about the world.ⅰ Based on where someone grows up, she or he is introduced to various sites and sounds, affecting how they interpret the world. Sounds relate meaning through the association between hearing, memory and an event. Hearing is one of the learning processes, in which individuals give, receive, and store information. We typically rely on our five senses, which contribute to the process of ...


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