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The Effect Of Medium On Perceived Authenticity In Graphic Design, Micah Joseph Bauer May 2015

The Effect Of Medium On Perceived Authenticity In Graphic Design, Micah Joseph Bauer

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Micah Bauer MFA Creative Project


Design, Programming, And User-Experience, Kaila G. Manca May 2015

Design, Programming, And User-Experience, Kaila G. Manca

Honors Scholar Theses

This thesis is a culmination of my individualized major in Human-Computer Interaction. As such, it showcases my knowledge of design, computer engineering, user-experience research, and puts into practice my background in psychology, com- munications, and neuroscience.

I provided full-service design and development for a web application to be used by the Digital Media and Design Department and their students.This process involved several iterations of user-experience research, testing, concepting, branding and strategy, ideation, and design. It lead to two products.

The first product is full-scale development and optimization of the web appli- cation.The web application adheres to best practices ...


Designing For Interactive Ebooks: An Evaluation Of Effective Interaction Elements In Children’S Ebooks, Karen Marie Doty Jan 2015

Designing For Interactive Ebooks: An Evaluation Of Effective Interaction Elements In Children’S Ebooks, Karen Marie Doty

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

We live in a world where technology is woven into nearly every aspect of our

lives. From the moment we wake, we are surrounded by technology. Technology is

present in our homes, careers and schools, incorporating itself in our daily routines,

entertainment and education. Due to the speed at which technology has evolved, little

research has been completed regarding reading on interactive enhanced eBooks. For

children learning to read in the modern world, eBooks provided on tablets are becoming a

common occurrence.

With this increase of eBook availability, it is of utmost importance that a better

understanding is gained over ...


A Study For Increasing Reusable Cup Consumption In The Coffee Industry: Focused On Behavior Change With Motivation, Joongsup Lee Jan 2015

A Study For Increasing Reusable Cup Consumption In The Coffee Industry: Focused On Behavior Change With Motivation, Joongsup Lee

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The use of reusable cups as a solution for the issues on waste and environment destruction has been brought up and is not that of a new topic. Although this has been an issue for decades and there had been suggested solutions, we still could not solve the problem until now. The issue is getting worse with the recent expansion of the hot beverage business market.

I believe we have to change our perspective on how we view the problem. It's not that people can not recognize or are ignoring this problem, they just have a hard time putting ...


Comprehension Problems In Icon Design For Mobile Devices: Analysis And Prototype Design, Fei Yang Jan 2015

Comprehension Problems In Icon Design For Mobile Devices: Analysis And Prototype Design, Fei Yang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This graphic design research paper focused on the problems users have in understanding the meaning of icons used on mobile devices. This research was to find out why some graphical icons can help the user understand while others prevent the user from getting the meaning easily. If the icons are not meaningful to users, this study is also intended to explore how to re-design problematic icons to deliver the message more efficiently.

It is assumed that: a) People will have trouble in understanding some of the icons on mobile devices because they are over-simplified due to their reduced size. b ...


Effective Movie Title Sequence: A Challenge To Chinese Designers, Bo Chen Jan 2015

Effective Movie Title Sequence: A Challenge To Chinese Designers, Bo Chen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This paper aims to identify the criteria of effective movie title sequence design. The research method is to generalize views common to different senior title designers and practitioners with regard to the criteria of effective movie title sequence design and then use these criteria to evaluate top box office Chinese domestic movies. The paper also analyzes problems of present Chinese domestic movie title sequence design and provides suggestions for improving them.

An effective movie title sequence needs to set the mood and anticipations to the audience. Additionally, it must have the following characteristics: (1) It must express the story in ...


Touch-Screen Tablet Navigation And Older Adults: An Investigation Into The Perceptions And Opinions Of Baby Boomers On Long, Scrolling Home Pages And The "Hamburger Icon", Linda Litchfield Griffen Jan 2015

Touch-Screen Tablet Navigation And Older Adults: An Investigation Into The Perceptions And Opinions Of Baby Boomers On Long, Scrolling Home Pages And The "Hamburger Icon", Linda Litchfield Griffen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

How information and navigation are presented on a website can greatly impact one's ability to successfully use the site. While this is an important consideration for all audiences, it is especially important for older adults. Decreases in visual acuity, working memory, and the ability to block out distractions can greatly impact the successful use of a website and, therefore, the overall user experience for older adults. Compounding these issues, it has been observed web designers often do not take into consideration the usability needs of older adults. This is unfortunate, since the world population is experiencing an unprecedented increase ...


Dyslexic Edge: Designing An Awareness Campaign To Foster Wider Understanding Of Dyslexia, Laura Anne Huisinga Jan 2015

Dyslexic Edge: Designing An Awareness Campaign To Foster Wider Understanding Of Dyslexia, Laura Anne Huisinga

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This paper details the process of designing a dyslexia awareness campaign. The literature review covers: what dyslexia is, who is affected, and why a carefully designed campaign is needed. The methodology section covers how research was collected in various ways to create an effective design. Including an initial focus study of 36 K-12 teachers that gathered both qualitative and quantitative data. Followed by a review of existing design campaigns, cataloging the pros and cons of each based on the literature review and the existing style guides put forth by dyslexic awareness organizations. Finally, the implementation of design methods for multimodal ...


Finding Unfound_Graphic Hybridity, Yaeyoung Park Jan 2015

Finding Unfound_Graphic Hybridity, Yaeyoung Park

Theses and Dissertations

Hybridity is the result when visual form, color or tools interact. While not every combination of multiple elements result in success, I believe creativity, intuition and serendipity determines the successful hybridity. This is the documentation of my journey to develop a personal definition of successful hybridity in graphic design.


Cultural Differences In The Context Of Fast Food Website Design: A Comparison Of Taiwan And The United States, Yin-Sin Chang Jan 2015

Cultural Differences In The Context Of Fast Food Website Design: A Comparison Of Taiwan And The United States, Yin-Sin Chang

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Research on cross-national websites reveals that culture is an important factor in the characteristics of websites in different countries. This research examines websites of fast food chains and presents preliminary results describing their tendencies to differ between Taiwan and the U.S.

Hofstede’s five cultural dimensions and Hall’s two cultural dimensions were adopted as the basic cultural framework for comparing fast food chain websites in Taiwan and the U.S. Burger chains and chicken-based restaurant chains are the focus of this study, because those two categories commonly offer similar products. Three English-version fast-food chain websites from the U ...