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Graphic Design As Projection, Bret Hansen May 2010

Graphic Design As Projection, Bret Hansen

Theses and Dissertations

I imagined a world where designing is projecting and where the entire design field is called projection. My research into what it means to be a projector culminates in a participatory creative project that embodies concepts of projection taken from a range of disparate subjects.


Geologic Typography, Eric Karnes May 2010

Geologic Typography, Eric Karnes

Theses and Dissertations

In this project, I explore how the processes and structures of non-design disciplines can influence typographic form. Using the field of geology as a test case, I apply geologic processes to typographic form in order to create dimensional structures that speak to a wide audience.


Typography: From Internal Conflict To External Content, Ernest F. Bernhardi Iii May 2010

Typography: From Internal Conflict To External Content, Ernest F. Bernhardi Iii

Theses and Dissertations

This body of work represents a celebration and pursuit of realizing an alternative language, one capable of expressing internal conflict through process and response to external typographic form and content.


Enhancing Patient Experience Through Environmental Design In Healthcare: A Case Study Of Privacy At Thielen Student Health Center And Mcfarland Clinic In Ames, Iowa, Brytton Jade Bjorngaard Jan 2010

Enhancing Patient Experience Through Environmental Design In Healthcare: A Case Study Of Privacy At Thielen Student Health Center And Mcfarland Clinic In Ames, Iowa, Brytton Jade Bjorngaard

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

With the establishment of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the United States government mandated that healthcare facilities protect patient privacy through the implementation of physical safeguards. However, no requirements for the safeguards were established. This study utilizes lessons of wayfinding and behavior from environmental design research of humans in cities and applies them to the interior lobbies of healthcare facilities. To improve visual and auditory patient privacy at lobby's check-in desks, the study modifies the architecture, signage and interior elements to stop or slow patient movement towards the desks. Through field observation of patient behavior and the ...


Globalization, Culture, And Communication: Proposal For Cultural Studies Integration Within Higher Education Graphic Design Curriculum, Brooke Scherer Jan 2010

Globalization, Culture, And Communication: Proposal For Cultural Studies Integration Within Higher Education Graphic Design Curriculum, Brooke Scherer

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The late twentieth century was a time of great change. The advent of Internet connectivity and the World Wide Web dramatically redefined the way all humans live and communicate. Where cross-cultural interaction, relationships, and business practices once existed primarily for the wealthy and powerful, we now find these opportunities readily available to all. One major area that has been greatly affected by this transformation is the field of graphic design. Practitioners in graphic design, for the first time, find themselves in a position to work with an international clientele and to design for global audiences. As a result of these ...