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Leap Of Imagination: Design Heuristics Help Students Think Outside The Box And Devise Novel, More Diverse Solutions., Julia Kramer, Shanna Daly, Seda Yilmaz, Colleen Seifert, Richard Gonzalez Oct 2015

Leap Of Imagination: Design Heuristics Help Students Think Outside The Box And Devise Novel, More Diverse Solutions., Julia Kramer, Shanna Daly, Seda Yilmaz, Colleen Seifert, Richard Gonzalez

Industrial Design Publications

Innovations depend on creative-concept generation, but engineering students often struggle to come up with ideas. They typically proffer a handful and fixate either on their first idea or existing solutions. As a result, students explore only a narrow subset of possible solutions.


Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison Jan 2015

Zanzabari Textile Designs Bridge Cultural Contexts In Graphics, Mark Hardison

Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

VCU senior Leah Schmidt studied textiles for two months in Zanzibar, Tanzania this past summer, focusing on native textile designs and traditional methods. A Graphic Design major, Schmidt was a recipient of both the VCU Arts Dean’s International Study Grant and an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Fellowship Grant (also known as a UROP Grant). Schmidt worked alongside her faculty advisor and many local Zanzabari designers and artisans to identify the methods used in screen printing, weaving, and batik dying. She related the designs and patterns of the Zanzabari natives to those she uses in graphic design.


Exploring The Determinants Of E-Commerce By Integrating A Technology–Organization–Environment Framework And An Expectation–Confirmation Model, Sung Mi Song, Eojina Kim, Liang (Rebecca) Tang, Robert H. Bosselman Jan 2015

Exploring The Determinants Of E-Commerce By Integrating A Technology–Organization–Environment Framework And An Expectation–Confirmation Model, Sung Mi Song, Eojina Kim, Liang (Rebecca) Tang, Robert H. Bosselman

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

An increasing number of lodging businesses utilize online third-party intermediaries (OTPIs) for distribution services on the internet. The purpose of the study was to investigate the decision-making processes of lodging firms in the adoption of OTPIs. The study developed and tested a conceptual model by strategically combining a technology–organization–environment framework (TOE) and an expectation–confirmation model (ECM). The results showed that, with regard to TOE, technology and organization have significant impacts on confirmation in ECM. Furthermore, the environment aspect of TOE significantly influences satisfaction in ECM, and both confirmation and satisfaction are antecedents of continuance intention. The study ...


Jellies, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Jellies, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Jellies are colorful plastic shoes that were very popular in the 1980s in mainly Europe and the United States. Women and children of all classes wore them because they were fun, easy-to-care-for summer footwear that was relatively inexpensive. They were available in many different colors, textures, and styles, from slip-ons to sandals. Although jellies were the most prevalent during the 1980s, they come back into style every few years.


Barong Tagalong, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Barong Tagalong, Sabrina Skerston, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The barong tagalong, also known as the barong Filipino or simply the barong, is the national men's shirt of the Philippines. It is a long-sleeved, collared shirt, buttoning halfway down the front. Traditionally, the barong is made of white, transparent cloth with embroidery around the buttons. The shirt is usually woven out of pina fiber, which is harvested from the leaves of the pineapple plant.


Faja, Ellen C. Mckinney Jan 2015

Faja, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

The faja is a compression undergarment, similar to a girdle. The faja is worn very tight on the body to create an extremely curvy hourglass figure. The undergarment shifts organs and flesh and has been said to reduce one's appetite. The degree of figure shaping and body compression depends on the fabric composition. Versions can be found in mixtures of spandex, cotton, nylon, or latex; the less forgiving the material, the more flattering the effect. The undergarment may be closed with hooks, a zipper, or both.


Apparel And Textiles Education: A Case For Rural- Urban Interface, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Diana Saiki Jan 2015

Apparel And Textiles Education: A Case For Rural- Urban Interface, Alyssa Dana Dana Adomaitis, Diana Saiki

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