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Form And Structure In Traditional Japanese Architecture As An Alternative Grid System Solution For Western Magazine Design, Venina Tandela Jan 2001

Form And Structure In Traditional Japanese Architecture As An Alternative Grid System Solution For Western Magazine Design, Venina Tandela

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study brings together the Eastern aspect of architecture and the Western aspect of graphic design in utilizing grid systems. In addition, this study discerns the significance of Eastern and Western cultures by introducing select Japanese architectural principles and applying them to the Western graphic design. Specifically, it addresses the possibility of applying specific forms and structures of traditional Japanese architecture as alternative grid systems for Western magazine design. Because the graphic designer has many elements to work with such as the headlines, the pull-quotes, the images and the captions, the blurbs, and the body text, s/he needs to ...


R2d2 Goes To Work: The Design And Development Of A First-Year Art Foundations Course , Kristen Mary Wright-Evans Jan 2001

R2d2 Goes To Work: The Design And Development Of A First-Year Art Foundations Course , Kristen Mary Wright-Evans

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation tells the story of the design and development of an experimental first-year art foundations course at Iowa State University. This instructional design (ID) project used an instructional design model that is based on a constructivist theory of learning and an interpretivist philosophy of science. The R2D2 ID model uses three principles---recursion, reflection, and participation---to guide the design and development process rather than a set of prescriptive steps that are typically found in traditional ID models.;The classroom environment was structured around the constructivist teaching strategies of cognitive apprenticeship and problem-based learning. Each of the studio problems were written ...