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Interaction Design Strategies For Open-Ended Play, Michael Tschampl Jan 2014

Interaction Design Strategies For Open-Ended Play, Michael Tschampl

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Open-ended play is initiated by the child where he/she is in full control of the entire play experience, without imposed rules or external structure. This play experience is rewarding, engaging and desirable for children. It is also valued by parents, educators, and psychologists as it aids healthy development of the child, both cognitively and physically. Despite its proven value, children have been initiating open-ended play less often while their use of digital media devices has become more common. There is an opportunity to encourage open-ended play through interaction design. However, designing for open-ended play is difficult due to its ...


Creativity And Its Antecedents: An Investigation Of Different Assessments And Training Effects, Anna Llingling Perry Jan 2014

Creativity And Its Antecedents: An Investigation Of Different Assessments And Training Effects, Anna Llingling Perry

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine creativity assessment and antecedents and the role of creativity training. The specific research objectives included 1) investigate relationships among different types of creativity assessments; 2) examine creativity before and after training to determine how it is influenced by past creative experience and attitude toward risk-taking; 3) evaluate effectiveness of a creativity training program based on participants' evaluations, change in participant creativity, different samples, and individual participants' performance. Two studies, in 2012 and 2013, were conducted to collect data. The research participants were enrolled in AESHM 222 Creative Thinking and Problem Solving course ...


Curriculum & Course Design: Preparing Graphic Design & Visual Communication Students, Ryan Gary Wilson Jan 2014

Curriculum & Course Design: Preparing Graphic Design & Visual Communication Students, Ryan Gary Wilson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For a majority of undergraduate design students, their education will lead them to a professional career in professional design practice. It is important to understand how that outcome is connected with a design education. Graphic design and visual communication students are taught differently from university to university, college to college. The intent of this thesis is to fully understand curriculum and course design and how each can be best modified to allow for changing practices in the industry as well as constantly changing technology. There is great importance in understanding the needs for a design education as well as the ...


Safety Issues Of Children Age 3-5 Years In School Classrooms: A Perspective Of Classrooms In The United States, Weiqi Chu Jan 2014

Safety Issues Of Children Age 3-5 Years In School Classrooms: A Perspective Of Classrooms In The United States, Weiqi Chu

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Interior design is an established industry in the United States with its profits well known to be a good contribution to the national economic growth. Some effort has been made by U.S. Design Council to make sure that the interior design of buildings promotes good health and comfort. Questions have been raised about the safety of U.S. classrooms meant for elementary-level children, specifically those under than 5 years of age. This formed the basis of this research, which unraveled the separate interior design elements of elementary classrooms and their effects on pupils' learning and health. Data were collected ...


Teaching, Connecting, And Having Fun: The Interplay Between Empathy, Play, And Comics In Graphic Design Higher Education, Cyndi Wiley Jan 2014

Teaching, Connecting, And Having Fun: The Interplay Between Empathy, Play, And Comics In Graphic Design Higher Education, Cyndi Wiley

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Existing teaching tools for learning software in undergraduate graphic design programs include videos, lengthy tutorial books, and teacher-led in class demos. Based on several interviews with faculty at differently sized colleges and universities, I ordered the preceding methods by popularity of use. Most instructors in four year graphic design programs expected students to learn Adobe software and HTML/CSS for screen design through video-based learning outside of class. When I interviewed students, their least preferred method for learning software was videos, followed by textbook tutorials. Their most preferred method was teacher-led demos as it created authenticity and trust between themselves ...