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Getting Ready For The Real World: Student Perspectives On Bringing Industry Collaboration Into The Classroom, Sara B. Marcketti, Elena E. Karpova 2016 Iowa State University

Getting Ready For The Real World: Student Perspectives On Bringing Industry Collaboration Into The Classroom, Sara B. Marcketti, Elena E. Karpova

Elena E. Karpova

Learning through industry collaborations is critical in decreasing the gap between the real world and the academic environment. Working on challenges drawn from industry can increase students' knowledge and future employability, thus enhancing labor force preparation. This study explored students' perceptions (n = 110) of the benefits and challenges of working with industry projects as part of a creative thinking and problem-solving course. As a result of the industry collaboration, students reported more meaning to their learning experiences, deeper relevance to their future career paths, and increased motivation to deliver quality outcomes for industry and their class instructors. The challenges included ...


Ravenswood Wine Set, Andy Glen 2016 Georgia State University

Ravenswood Wine Set, Andy Glen

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.


Ot & Industrial Design: Developing Client-Centered Product Designs To Enhance Occupational Performance & Participation, Kimberly S. Mollo, OTD, OTR/L, Robert W. Walsh, MS, OTR/L, Michael McAllister, MID 2016 Thomas Jefferson University

Ot & Industrial Design: Developing Client-Centered Product Designs To Enhance Occupational Performance & Participation, Kimberly S. Mollo, Otd, Otr/L, Robert W. Walsh, Ms, Otr/L, Michael Mcallister, Mid

Department of Occupational Therapy, Presentations

Objectives

  • Recognize the needs and benefits of broadening inter-professional collaborations outside traditional occupational therapy models of teaching, learning, and practice.
  • Identify components required to create, conduct, and integrate effective inter-professional occupational therapy and industrial design collaboration
  • Describe outcomes to measure effectiveness at the student, client, and inter-professional levels.


The American Girl Retail Experience, Michelle Sinagra, Rachel M. Cunningham, Katlin Anglin, Christina Frederick Dr. 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

The American Girl Retail Experience, Michelle Sinagra, Rachel M. Cunningham, Katlin Anglin, Christina Frederick Dr.

Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference

The American Girl brand is characterized by its ability to promote identity development in young girls through play and educational experiences. Due to the accessibility of smart-devices (e.g. mobile and web based technologies) and the frequency of their use, recent trends in toy designs have shown an increase in digital/technology features. Taking this into consideration, American Girl has continuously emphasized doll-centric products and experiences that also satisfy consumer’s digital interests. American Girl’s interactive digital resources include: the entire American Girl website which features a wide selection of Games, Apps, activities, e-cards, the InnerStar University (i.e ...


Metallicis Bride, Eulanda Sanders 2016 Iowa State University

Metallicis Bride, Eulanda Sanders

Eulanda A. Sanders

The goal set forth was to design a wedding gown for a non-traditional bride who desires distinct aesthetics and comfort for the special day through the use of fiber art techniques. A secondary goal for the designer was to reuse metal findings from the manufacture of jeans for the bridal market. To achieve the second goal surplus nickel backs of tack buttons for jeans were knit and crocheted into the gown.


Synthesis Of Handcrafts And Digital Printing: Creative Sustainable Apparel Design., Ling Zhang, Eulanda Sanders 2016 Iowa State University

Synthesis Of Handcrafts And Digital Printing: Creative Sustainable Apparel Design., Ling Zhang, Eulanda Sanders

Eulanda A. Sanders

Apparel manufacturing processes are one of the most prevalent sources of environmental problems at almost every stage (Gam & Banning, 2011). Some apparel designers/manufacturers are striving to incorporate sustainable and socially responsible processes to create non-toxic, healthy, biodegradable textiles and apparel products. This apparel design project combined handcraft techniques and digital printing to create an eco-friendly line entitled Life of Earth. The design process model used was created by LaBat and Sokoloskwi (1999) including: (a) problem definition and research, (b) creative exploration, and (c) implementation; and the designer included an evaluation step.


Holistic Products: Designing With Time, Gifts, And Ritual, Jeremy P. Zietz 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University

Holistic Products: Designing With Time, Gifts, And Ritual, Jeremy P. Zietz

Theses and Dissertations

The notion of “you are what you buy” is an updated adage from “you are what you eat”. It makes a connection between our everyday objects and their effect on our lived experience. Looking at our relationships with our things as a type of contract, we must be intentional to shape these object contracts for our own good and health. Instead of our society’s design talents being put toward a consumerist agenda, designers must direct research and development which addresses the effects of our products holistically.

Various concepts have emerged in my creative practice which demand a deeper research ...


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 ...


Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, John Walsh 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, John Walsh

Academic Articles

This article looks at the design of open-plan offices, particularly in relation to the impact of spatial design on different work-modes. It examines the history of the open-plan office, looking at how the open-plan workplace has evolved. It reports the findings of a survey on office design of 150 office workers across multiple industry sectors, job types and age categories. Finally, assuming there will not be a return en masse to the traditional, space hungry, cellular office for most knowledge workers this article considers what have we learned so far, and how spaces can be designed to support different work-modes ...


The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli 2015 Long Island University - C W Post Campus

The Digital Incunabula: Rock • Paper • Pixels, Patrick Aievoli

Zea E-Books

“The Digital Incunabula is Patrick Aievoli’s personal sonnet through media, interaction and communication design. He carefully crafts each evolutionary step into ripples that are supported by his own storied professional and academic experiences. It’s full of facts, terms and historical information which makes it perfect for anyone looking to flat out learn!” ● James Pannafino, Professor, Millersville University & Interaction Design

“This is a serious work that will find a broad community of readers. The depth and breadth of Aievoli’s experience in the publication industry give his voice and ideas credibility in the extreme. This book will inspire deep ...


Advertisement For Trapper Nelson's Indian Pack Boards, Charles Trager 2015 Linfield College

Advertisement For Trapper Nelson's Indian Pack Boards, Charles Trager

Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds Documents

This advertisement shows the type of hiking materials that were popular before the advent of plastics and polymers. In her book Not Just Trees, Dr. Jane Claire Dirks-Edmunds writes about the texture of the cloth and materials she used during fieldwork on Saddleback Mountain in her early research with Dr. James A. Macnab at Linfield College. Dirks-Edmunds, a 1937 graduate of Linfield, graduated from the University of Illinois in 1941; she returned to teach in the Biology department at Linfield from 1941-1974.


Packaging Design Elements And Users Perception: A Context In Fashion Branding And Communication, Heer Vyas 2015 National Institute of fashion technology

Packaging Design Elements And Users Perception: A Context In Fashion Branding And Communication, Heer Vyas

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

The product packaging has a crucial role to attract consumer, force them to choose the product and act as a brand communication vehicle. The point of focus is how the elements of the package design affect consumer’s perceptions about products and brand. In this study, we collected data through a questionnaire that covered areas such as design elements of the package (size, shape, material, graphic design of package, typography, images and pictures), user’s perception (attention, purchase and repurchase) and their experience (feelings evoked and functional benefits). There is a difference with the professional status and age involvement with ...


The Impact Of Teaming And Cognitive Style On Student Perceptions Of Design Ideation Outcomes, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Wesley Teerlink, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Eli M. Silk 2015 Pennsylvania State University, Great Valley

The Impact Of Teaming And Cognitive Style On Student Perceptions Of Design Ideation Outcomes, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Wesley Teerlink, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Eli M. Silk

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

The Impact of Teaming and Problem Solving Style on Student Perceptions of Design Ideation Out comes The importance of idea generation (ideation) within the engineering design process is recognized in academic and industrial settings alike. The collaborative nature of engineering design is also well-established, with individuals of differing personalities, technical backgrounds, and levels of experience coming together to meet shared design objectives. Engineering educators routinely put students in design teams to complete both simple and complex projects, with the assessment of students’ individual differences becoming increasingly common. Our goal for this study was to explore the extent to which teaming ...


Impact Of Problem Contexts On The Diversity Of Design Solutions: An Exploratory Case Study, Seda Yilmaz, Meisha N. Berg, Shanna R. Daly, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Eli M. Silk, Wesley Teerlink 2015 Iowa State University

Impact Of Problem Contexts On The Diversity Of Design Solutions: An Exploratory Case Study, Seda Yilmaz, Meisha N. Berg, Shanna R. Daly, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Eli M. Silk, Wesley Teerlink

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Impact of problem contexts on the diversity of design solutions: An exploratory case study he role of ideation in design is to generate design solutions that have the potential for further development. Having many diverse ideas increases the potential for successful design out comes by increasing the number of possibilities available during concept evaluation and selection phases. How do we define the problems that would allow for the most diverse solution space?The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of how different contexts impacted the variety of solutions generated within the solution space, by a diverse group ...


Expanding Evidence-Based Pedagogy With Design Heuristics, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez, Colin M. Gray 2015 Iowa State University

Expanding Evidence-Based Pedagogy With Design Heuristics, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez, Colin M. Gray

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Expanding Evidence-based Pedagogy with Design Heuristics Creative thinking during concept generation has been identified as a key source of successful innovations; thus, techniques to support creative conceptual design are imperative in engineering education. However, teaching students to “think in novatively” has been difficult for many educators, often because of a lack of effective instructional methods. While a variety of methods for concept generation have been published, only one method has been systematically derived from observing engineers during design creation and empirically validated in scientific studies:Design Heuristics. In empirical studies, Design Heuristics have been successfully tested in engineering and design ...


Idea Generation Through Empathy: Reimagining The ‘Cognitive Walkthrough’, Colin M. Gray, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez 2015 Iowa State University

Idea Generation Through Empathy: Reimagining The ‘Cognitive Walkthrough’, Colin M. Gray, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna R. Daly, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Idea Generation Through Empathy: Reimagining the ‘Cognitive Walk through’Students in engineering are required to evaluate their products against user requirements, but often, these requirements are abstracted from the user or context of use, making it difficult for students to empathize with the eventual user of the product or system they are designing. In previous research, we have demonstrated the use of Design Heuristics to encourage divergencein ideation at initial stages of the design process. Design Heuristics—a tool based on award-winning products and design activities of engineers and product designers (e.g., Yilmaz &Siefert, 2011)—has been extensively validated through empirical studies, shown to increase ideation capacity and flexibility. Use of this method has been focused primarily on early stage ideation, with less support for students who are iterating on or evaluating more developed concepts. Our proposal focuses on extending the student’s understanding of the problem space by generating empathy with the end user and context. Through this empathetic positioning, the Design Heuristics method can be used to lead to a richer space for additional idea generation.Typical uses of Design Heuristics in an engineering classroom context (e.g., Daly, et al., 2012)have not been situated in the context of use, thus operating at a level of abstraction above the user, context, or sociocultural milieu. One of the more significant insights to come out of the design community is the importance of problematizing the context and a rich understanding of the user and importing that information back into the design process (Beyer & Holtzblatt, 1996;Young, 2008). So while ideating with ...


Exploring The Effects Of Problem Framing On Solution Shifts: A Case Study, Samuelina M. Wright, Eli M. Rutgers, Shanna R. Daly, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Seda Yilmaz 2015 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Exploring The Effects Of Problem Framing On Solution Shifts: A Case Study, Samuelina M. Wright, Eli M. Rutgers, Shanna R. Daly, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Seda Yilmaz

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Exploring the Effects of Problem Framing on Solution Shifts: A Case Analysis Both students in engineering and practicing engineers are continually challenged with new problems to solve. We propose that the way the problem is presented will influence the engineer’s ideation processes, and eventually, the design outcomes. In our previous research, we developed three categories of framings for design problem statements based on Kirton’s Adaption-Innovation theory: (1) neutral framing, (2) adaptive framing, and (3) innovative framing. The neutral framing is intended to leave designers uninfluenced with respect to their natural ideation processes. The adaptive framing offers additional constraints ...


Designing An Effective User Interface For A Mobile Application, Cynthia N. Kim 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Designing An Effective User Interface For A Mobile Application, Cynthia N. Kim

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was to determine the best user interface design practices for an iOS mobile application created for Pre-R, a local start-up company that offers physician house calls and telemedicine services throughout San Luis Obispo. The study included initial background research on best user interface design practices, mapping out and implementing the entire process of designing for mobile applications, conducting usability tests on potential users, and making changes according to the test results. Usability tests allowed for a greater understanding of the effectiveness of Pre-R’s mobile interface design prototype. Results from the usability tests have indicated ...


Hand Operated Tabletop Letterpress Assembly Instructions 1.0, George Chiu, Brendan Domos, Spencer Herzog, Nathan Sandidge, Kevin Weinstein 2015 Rochester Institute of Technology

Hand Operated Tabletop Letterpress Assembly Instructions 1.0, George Chiu, Brendan Domos, Spencer Herzog, Nathan Sandidge, Kevin Weinstein

Theses

A group of RIT Mechanical Engineering students spent the 2014-2015 academic year in their senior design class collaborating with the RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection to design and fabricate a 21st century hand-operated platen press.

The press that was designed during this engineering exercise met several requirements:

  • be under 30 lbs
  • fit in a 24 inch square table top space
  • be manufactured with a majority of components which could be purchased from a standard parts supplier
  • be able to print with commonly manufactured ink rollers, ink, letterpress chases, spacing and furniture
  • the platen and packing had to be adjustable to ...


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