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Analyzing The Gender Gap In Second Language Acquisition: A New Esl Curriculum For Latina English Learners, Cheyenne Peters May 2019

Analyzing The Gender Gap In Second Language Acquisition: A New Esl Curriculum For Latina English Learners, Cheyenne Peters

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Out Of Sight, Mei G. Buzzell May 2019

Out Of Sight, Mei G. Buzzell

University Scholar Projects

Out of Sight, reveals the reality of the service industry that is often camouflaged from the front of the house. Over a two year period, my discoveries are the happenings of what transpires within communities that is repeated day and night all over this country. Only the text of my thesis book is displayed, the images can be found at my website at, meibuzzell.com.


Exploring The Enneagram Through Visual Aesthetics: Profiles For Personal Home Décor, Sarah K. Casmass May 2019

Exploring The Enneagram Through Visual Aesthetics: Profiles For Personal Home Décor, Sarah K. Casmass

Masters Theses

The home is an environment that is the prime center for self-expression, personal sanctuary, and solace. On a psychological level, the home is a representation of the individual and, therefore, that individual should identify and find pleasure in their personal home space. Decorative art has long provided visual solutions for our innate desire to accentuate our spaces and express ourselves. However, there is a need for a connection between the visual arts and the augmentation of our basic psychological needs through home décor. With countless resources available for an individual to become more self-aware, there is a deficit in the ...


The Process Of Creating A Successful Brand, Madison Fogarty Apr 2019

The Process Of Creating A Successful Brand, Madison Fogarty

Senior Honors Theses

The contents of this thesis will explain the detailed process behind a successful brand campaign. It includes the most important aspects of a brand such as brand strategy, brand identity, color theory, and logo design. Successful brand campaigns were studied to determine if there was a common underlying process. The research process began by outlining the steps that are needed to accomplish a strong brand campaign. After outlining, identification of these steps can be further implemented into the creative brand campaign which will focus on product packaging. The results of this paper show that a comprehensive design process is crucial ...


Advancing Film Through Art & Design: A Study Of The Influence That Film And Fine Art Have On The Independent Film Market, Jamall Rashaud Mcmillan Apr 2019

Advancing Film Through Art & Design: A Study Of The Influence That Film And Fine Art Have On The Independent Film Market, Jamall Rashaud Mcmillan

Masters Theses

The Influence of Graphic Design and Fine Art in Film is a exploration into the impact that an investment of the arts has on film and more specifically the independent film market. Most independent filmmakers have to develop their productions with little to no budget. In doing so they must work to create a marketable film to the best of their ability. There in-lies the issue; they are doing it to the best of “their” ability. The issue that is in focus with the notion of ability is that a major component that is left out of the equation to ...


Inform: A Mobile App To Teach Untrained Listeners Of Classical Music About Fugue, Sonata, And Rondo Form Through Interactive Information Graphics, Miranda Finn Mar 2019

Inform: A Mobile App To Teach Untrained Listeners Of Classical Music About Fugue, Sonata, And Rondo Form Through Interactive Information Graphics, Miranda Finn

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This thesis introduces adult non-musicians to large-scale structural components of three fundamental musical forms (fugue, sonata, and rondo) through a mobile application containing interactive information graphics and audio examples. This provides the knowledge and vocabulary necessary to discuss and listen critically to classical music, as well as enhance the overall listening experience. The written component of this project describes the content of the app and how it is presented, as well as the reasoning behind creative decisions such as color palette, page design, and development of the information graphics. Also reviewed are the programs used in the creation of the ...


Elizabeth Hein, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Elizabeth Hein Jan 2019

Elizabeth Hein, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Elizabeth Hein

Senior Art Portfolios

Elizabeth Hein's Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, showcased in the Baer Gallery from April 8th to May 3rd, 2019. Works include graphic design, package design, and a zine.


Elizabeth Schaal, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Elizabeth Schaal Jan 2019

Elizabeth Schaal, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Elizabeth Schaal

Senior Art Portfolios

This portfolio is showing the work done for the senior art exhibition for the semester of Spring 2019. The art was shown in the Baer Gallery from April 8th to May 3rd.


The Art Of Lettering, Amanda Cerutti Jan 2019

The Art Of Lettering, Amanda Cerutti

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

The subject of my research project is learning how to hand letter. As a graphic designer, I have always had an interest in learning how to incorporate this skill into my work. I often find myself using script fonts, rather than creating my own. I think it is important to explore new skills and work outside of my comfort zone, which is very digital. Compared to script fonts, hand lettering is very unique and personable, something that cannot easily be digitally recreated. For this research project I will be studying the difference between hand lettering and calligraphy, then applying the ...


Kayla Mitchell, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Kayla M. Mitchell Jan 2019

Kayla Mitchell, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Kayla M. Mitchell

Senior Art Portfolios

This is a portfolio of work shown in the Bush Art Center Galleries at St. Norbert College from April 8th through May 3rd, 2019. This work includes a series of four illustrations.


Julia Allen, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Julia Allen Jan 2019

Julia Allen, Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, Julia Allen

Senior Art Portfolios

Senior Art Exhibition presented in the Baer Gallery from April 8th to May 3rd. The work includes package design, printmaking, and graphic design.


Seeing By Creativity: A Creative Execution Designed To Bridge The Gap For The Visually Impaired, Breann Carty Jun 2018

Seeing By Creativity: A Creative Execution Designed To Bridge The Gap For The Visually Impaired, Breann Carty

Masters Theses

This research explores how design can simultaneously reach people who are visually impaired, along with those who can see, by integrating inclusive design. Research reveals that the visually impaired are frequently overlooked by graphic designers. These findings further show that blind individuals feel excluded from society. The aim of this study is to generate a collection of work that effectively combines visual design and braille to provide visually impaired people with a similar experience to those who are not disabled. To determine the most effective way of combining design elements and braille, experiments within focus groups were conducted. This exploration ...


Design As An Accompaniment To Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery To Amplify Emotional Impact, Brianna O'Neal Jun 2018

Design As An Accompaniment To Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery To Amplify Emotional Impact, Brianna O'Neal

Masters Theses

Design as an Accompaniment to Performance Art: Incorporating Imagery to Amplify Emotional Impact is an investigation of how graphic design can be used to increase the emotional impact of a performance art piece, such as spoken word or music. The research indicates that memory plays a significant role in informing the emotion felt. The felt emotion then allows the viewer to form a perspective on the artistic piece as a whole. However, it is important to note that an individual’s memory cannot be controlled by the artist. Therefore, it is necessary for the artist to place a direct focus ...


The Design Librarian: Graphic Design As An Essential Skill, Sarah-Anne Kennedy May 2018

The Design Librarian: Graphic Design As An Essential Skill, Sarah-Anne Kennedy

Conference Papers

Developing the Library Workforce

Emerging and future skills required in the Library workforce.

The Design Librarian -graphic design as an essential skill.

In 2017 the Library carried out an audit of Library signage. In line with graphic design best practice, institute guidelines, the Official Languages Act 2003, branding and design guidelines were developed. Design guidelines for people with a disability were also incorporated. A team was established to look after all signage design, marketing, and social media. Over the last year, the team has developed a cohesive Library visual identity that promotes our services and resources across a range of ...


Cultural Investigation On Typography In Branding In The United States And In Brazil., Carolina C Ganon May 2018

Cultural Investigation On Typography In Branding In The United States And In Brazil., Carolina C Ganon

College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

This cultural thesis is set to investigate the use of typography in branding, and how the same is influenced by cultural aspects, specifically in the United States and Brazil. The contrasting experience I have had as a student of graphic design in these two countries led me to discover the influence culture has in dictating the typography design use in branding. Typography, branding and cultural influences have been significantly researched in the past, but historically as three separate subjects, without focusing on the importance of their association and how they influence one another cross-culturally. Since the impact of graphic design ...


Racial Peeves: The Exploitation Of Microaggressions, Olivia Gabrielle Ellis May 2018

Racial Peeves: The Exploitation Of Microaggressions, Olivia Gabrielle Ellis

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Racial Peeves: The Exploitation of Microaggressions documents my personal experience of dealing with microaggressions throughout my life, as well as the history of these racial issues. This thesis also documents the creation of my Senior BFA Exhibition of the same title inspired by 1970s Blaxploitation posters.


Crystal & Gem: A Magazine Concept For The Millennial Audience, Sophie Ford May 2018

Crystal & Gem: A Magazine Concept For The Millennial Audience, Sophie Ford

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

Crystal & Gem magazine aims to fill a gap in the market for fashionable, educated, millennial-aged women with an interest in the geology and mythology of crystals and gemstones. Many magazines with a scientific or historic scope find themselves in either the general interest section of magazine stands, or in some cases even the men’s interest magazine stands. It is a common misconception that women cannot be interested in both fashion and science, so this magazine exists as an antithesis to that idea.

This work was a culmination of four graphic design courses at UNO, during which time I further ...


This Book Is Valuable: An Anthology Of Essays On Design And The Perception Of Value In Luxury Fashion Objects, Carlos Velasco Mar 2018

This Book Is Valuable: An Anthology Of Essays On Design And The Perception Of Value In Luxury Fashion Objects, Carlos Velasco

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This Book is Valuable seeks to analyze how different concepts related to design and culture have influenced the apparent and perceived value of luxury fashion objects. This question is explored in different contexts to provide clarity and observation to the contemporary construction of value through systems of design.

This thesis is an anthology of three essays. The first essay is about immaterial capitalism, a system of knowledge, skill and imagination based capital. The second essay is about the strategy of artification, using fine art as a way to link systems of value together. It is also about how luxury conglomerates ...


Roots Project Identity System, Makena E. Harris Mar 2018

Roots Project Identity System, Makena E. Harris

PURE Insights

These PDF documents contain the identity system and campaign that was designed for PCL's Roots Project- a local not for profit organization that works with young adults with intellectual and development disabilities. The campaign consists of a logo family, a brochure, stationary, and two t shirt designs that perfectly encompass the core concepts of the program: trustworthiness, professionalism, hopefulness, inclusivity, and uniqueness.


Rapport: A System Designed To Limit Digital Distraction Within Romantic Relationships, Alexandria Collins Jan 2018

Rapport: A System Designed To Limit Digital Distraction Within Romantic Relationships, Alexandria Collins

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Technology continues to take a more prominent role within our relationships. Although the Internet allows for more connectivity, it also disconnects people from family and friends in face-to-face situations. As mobile digital technologies continue to advance, they create more and more opportunities for distraction and overuse. With an ever-growing market of smart devices with enhanced abilities, it's important that partners are aware of the implications of their use.

To develop a deeper understanding of how digital technology impacts romantic relationships, a digital survey and two data collection studies were administered. Vital information was collected to further develop an understanding ...


Attempting To Reinvent The Wheel, Jared Brdicko Jan 2018

Attempting To Reinvent The Wheel, Jared Brdicko

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Rebranding can be a difficult and often highly scrutinized process, but if the brand facing this change is well known and beloved it becomes an even trickier path to navigate. For this research project I decided to confront this idea headon to see how challenging it truly is to reinvent an established and cherished brand. Initially I had to determine a company who already has effective branding that is admired by the masses. After making a list of half a dozen companies I finally landed on Target because of their stellar existing brand, instantly making this project an uphill battle ...


Packaging Design Development For Taiwanese Souvenirs, Wei-En Yang Jan 2018

Packaging Design Development For Taiwanese Souvenirs, Wei-En Yang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Purchasing souvenirs from a foreign country is a way for tourists to preserve a memory of travel or bestow as a gift to others. Souvenirs are one of the prevalent elements that promote the identities of cultures. The purchasing preferences of souvenirs are influenced by various attributes, such as local branding, and packaging features. Therefore, distinctive souvenir packaging design can both communicate the identity of the culture and attract consumers’ attention. In addition to the basic purposes of containing, protecting, identifying, and distinguishing products, souvenir packages can deliver a cultural representation. Effective souvenir package design can be a way to ...


Left/Over Objects, Kristina Rice Jan 2018

Left/Over Objects, Kristina Rice

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is the written component of the Master of Fine Arts describing the body of work created and subsequently exhibited as Left/Over Objects, which took place at The Gallery in the Round, Ames, Iowa from March 25-May 18, 2018. These works examine the effect of using found objects in order to derive concepts as the basis for the making of art. It also investigates the symbolic form of everyday objects and the relationships we build with them. Objects and visual analysis are used to inform the artwork which consists of sculptural objects, video, and collage. The artist incorporates ...


Happy, Dontay Farley Jan 2018

Happy, Dontay Farley

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis is an exploration of graphic design and how it can be used as tool to create awareness about mental illness and positive solutions to decrease its affect on individuals. Using the “simple things” in life as metaphors, this thesis attempts to use graphic design as a way to help decrease depression. Drawing on the emergent strands of enquiry associated with mental illness, this thesis will investigate how design and its basic principles can be used create positive experiences for the complex issue of mental illness.

This thesis will also review the body of critical and historical design thinking ...


James Rogers Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, James Rogers Jan 2018

James Rogers Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, James Rogers

Senior Art Portfolios

This portfolio contains several graphic design illustrations and one package design all created by James Rogers


Cameron Wrenn Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio 2018, Cameron Wrenn Jan 2018

Cameron Wrenn Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio 2018, Cameron Wrenn

Senior Art Portfolios

Cameron Wrenn Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio.


Patrick Parks Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, William Parks Jan 2018

Patrick Parks Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio, William Parks

Senior Art Portfolios

Patrick Parks Senior Art Exhibition Portfolio


The Importance Of Branding In Small Businesses, Amber J. Rabie Apr 2017

The Importance Of Branding In Small Businesses, Amber J. Rabie

Senior Honors Theses

The Land of Milk & Honey Farm exists to provide quality food produced in facilities that practice good stewardship to the Earth. It is a small business devoted to loving, careful stewardship and the production of quality goods. The mission of The Land of Milk & Honey is to combine traditional farming practices with a sustainable and environment-friendly approach to agriculture. It aims to provide customer satisfaction by being respectful and responsible over animals and the earth, and by producing quality products. To reach this objective, the farm intends to educate consumers and provide an alternative source for truly farm-fresh goods. The ...


Building A Brand For A New Generation, Joel Schlaudt Apr 2017

Building A Brand For A New Generation, Joel Schlaudt

Senior Honors Theses

In a segment of the market as highly competitive as is the coffee industry, it can be difficult to forge a new brand strong enough to stand on its own and unique enough to stand above the competition. However, by choosing the millennial generation as a target audience and strategically constructing a creative strategy to reach them on an emotional level, a brand concept emerges with the ability to connect with consumers in a new way, transforming a daily necessity into an emotional experience unlike that offered by any other competitor. A Harry Potter-inspired brand built upon a delivery ...


Alex Velicer Senior Art Portfolio, Alex Velicer Jan 2017

Alex Velicer Senior Art Portfolio, Alex Velicer

Senior Art Portfolios

No abstract provided.