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Virtue & Strife: Encouraging Positive Trends In Self-Concept And Societal Empathy Through Competitive Multiplayer Game Design, Casey Roy Bridgham Jan 2019

Virtue & Strife: Encouraging Positive Trends In Self-Concept And Societal Empathy Through Competitive Multiplayer Game Design, Casey Roy Bridgham

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

“Know thyself.”

– Socrates

Discovering who you are as an individual within the vast multitude of people in the world is a task that takes a lifetime. What we think and what we do as cognitive, creative and social human beings is what makes us different and unique, but fully understanding what that encompasses is a difficult and sometimes fruitless pursuit of self-reflection. For centuries, philosophers, psychologists and many of history’s great thinkers alike have tackled the concept of “self” and contemplated the value of morality versus our inner demons. The goal of my thesis is to explore the relationship ...


Innovating The Apparel Industry In The United States: Designers And Small Brands Purchasing Sustainable Textiles, Jennifer Siobhan Ingram Jan 2019

Innovating The Apparel Industry In The United States: Designers And Small Brands Purchasing Sustainable Textiles, Jennifer Siobhan Ingram

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to explore the purchasing practices of designers and small apparel brands in the United States regarding sustainable textiles. In this study, sustainable textiles was defined as textiles composed of fibers that reduce negative environmental and social impact. Small apparel brands was defined as businesses of five or fewer full-time employees that produce small or large batch units or apparel to sell to stores or on a website to consumers. Due to the magnitude of environmental and social problems attributed to the apparel industry, both academic and industry literature have stressed the need to integrate ...


The Effects Of Artwork In A Boutique Hotel, Weicheng Chen Jan 2019

The Effects Of Artwork In A Boutique Hotel, Weicheng Chen

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Art may play a significant role in boutique hotel design projects. The goal of this thesis is to analyze the role and effects that art could have in boutique hotel design process. This paper also explores several published articles that relate to this topic. According to these articles, the artistic features used as decorative elements in boutique hotels may affect customers’ behavior and psychology especially for some hotels with specific themes.


Transforming Early Concepts With Design Heuristics, Keelin Leahy, Shanna R. Daly, Jaclyn K. Murray, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen M. Seifert Oct 2018

Transforming Early Concepts With Design Heuristics, Keelin Leahy, Shanna R. Daly, Jaclyn K. Murray, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen M. Seifert

Industrial Design Publications

Idea development in the early phases of the design process often involves the transformation of initial concepts into more feasible alternatives. However, this important component of design activity is often under-emphasized in design education, and tools to facilitate iteration of designs are limited. This study investigated Design Heuristics as a tool for the further development of initial concepts created by student designers. In a single session, advanced engineering students created initial concepts, and then used Design Heuristics to transform these concepts into alternative designs. The concept sets generated were analyzed, and eight types of transformations were identified, including the enhancement ...


An Optimization And Uncertainty Quantification Framework For Patient-Specific Cardiac Modeling, Joshua Mineroff Jan 2018

An Optimization And Uncertainty Quantification Framework For Patient-Specific Cardiac Modeling, Joshua Mineroff

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Patient-specific cardiac models can be used to improve the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. However, practical application of these models is impeded by the computational costs and numerical uncertainties of fitting them to clinical measurements from individual patients. Reliable and efficient model tuning within medically-appropriate error bounds is a requirement for practical deployment in the time-constrained environment of the clinic. In this work, we present a framework to efficiently tune parameters of patient-specific mechanistic models using routinely acquired non-invasive patient data with a hybrid particle swarm and pattern search optimization algorithm.

The proposed framework is used to tune full-cycle lumped parameter ...


Supporting Idea Generation With Design Tools: Nesting Design Heuristics Within Morphological Analysis, Keelin Leahy, Shanna R. Daly, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen Seifert Jan 2018

Supporting Idea Generation With Design Tools: Nesting Design Heuristics Within Morphological Analysis, Keelin Leahy, Shanna R. Daly, Seda Mckilligan, Colleen Seifert

Industrial Design Publications

As some design problems are complex, generating concepts for a complete artefact may be overwhelming for designers, especially for novices. Students often learn to use morphological analysis (MA) to decompose a problem into subcomponents, allowing them to focus on designing for more specific functions. However, generating new ideas for subcomponents remains a challenge for novices. In this study, the authors investigated an educational method combining the morphological analysis approach with a tool designed to facilitate the generation of novel, differing ideas called design heuristics (DH). The results demonstrate that adding design heuristics within morphological analysis supported students in building upon ...


Integrating Systematic Design For Sustainability In Design Education To Stimulate Sustainability Awareness In Developing Countries: A Case Study In Rwanda, Aziza Cyamani Jan 2018

Integrating Systematic Design For Sustainability In Design Education To Stimulate Sustainability Awareness In Developing Countries: A Case Study In Rwanda, Aziza Cyamani

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

It is a shared opinion that sustainability designers, regardless of their domain of specialization, need to reframe their traditional modus operandi to adapt practices that are less harmful. This is due to studies that continue to indicate that traditional design practices and outcomes greatly contribute to environmental, social, and economic degradation. Design for sustainability in itself is not a new concept; it has been extensively explored and a plethora of methods, tools, and approaches have emerged from its practice. Even more interesting is its integration in design education. Currently, methods of certifying, refining, and tracking the integration of sustainability in ...


#Notiowanice: Guerrilla Design Tactics And Addressing Nitrate Pollution, Heather V. Sumners-Purdy Jan 2017

#Notiowanice: Guerrilla Design Tactics And Addressing Nitrate Pollution, Heather V. Sumners-Purdy

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Calling attention to the issue of nitrate pollution in Iowa’s waterways as a result of current agricultural practices, my goal was to initiate a dialogue on social media prompted by guerrilla tactics. The issue of nitrate pollution has been steadily increasing over the past decade as a result of Iowa’s lack of environmental mandates to maintain and monitor nitrate leeching from the soil into the watersheds. In 2015, this issue initiated a lawsuit by the Des Moines Water Works against three northern farming counties, citing runoff into ditches that feed into the Raccoon River as source points of ...


20-20 Listening: A Sound Documentary Dedicated To The Study Of Listening Experiences In Acoustic Environments, Julian Andres Osorio Jan 2016

20-20 Listening: A Sound Documentary Dedicated To The Study Of Listening Experiences In Acoustic Environments, Julian Andres Osorio

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The intersection of sound and design is an exciting and complex space for artistic experimentation and research. My approach for this work was to design, write, record and mix seven podcast episodes that narrate my analysis and interpretation of how we listen to sounds and interpret their meaning. Each episode is dedicated to one topic, and presents multiple sound samples that illustrate my take on the subject. The episodes cover the basics of listening, how sound conveys information about objects in environments and how soundscapes are ubiquitous. They include how the music, sounds and noises in film convey meaning, represent ...


Website Gender Perceptions: Effects And Recommendations For Gender Inclusivity, Jacklin Hope Stonewall Jan 2016

Website Gender Perceptions: Effects And Recommendations For Gender Inclusivity, Jacklin Hope Stonewall

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This paper examines the interactions of design elements and perceptions of a website’s gender as well as the effects of perceived gender on aspects of user experience. Designing for a particular gender is common in both product and web design, but in many situations is exclusionary. While imparting gender onto a product is often intentional, gender bias in websites largely is not. The unintentional gender bias in websites is created through a combination of internalized biases, biased tools, and culture. This work lays the foundation for understanding how websites become gendered as well as the effects of gendering on ...


A High-Fidelity Approach To Conceptual Design, John Thomas Watson Jan 2016

A High-Fidelity Approach To Conceptual Design, John Thomas Watson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

We created a new methodology to perform conceptual design analysis on aircraft, using off-the-shelf, high-fidelity software tools to explore the project design space, including important preliminary design factors and thereby producing a more robust result which is less subject to compromise at later design stages. We claim that this analysis can be performed in one hour with commonly available computation resources, and therefore is applicable to conceptual design. We used the case study of a supersonic transport jet to develop these methods. For this application, we used Solidworks to create a parameterized three-dimensional CAD solid to define the exterior geometry ...


Tokens Of Kindness: Explorations In Design As A Bridge For Societal Gaps, Calee Himes Jan 2016

Tokens Of Kindness: Explorations In Design As A Bridge For Societal Gaps, Calee Himes

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Graphic design has long been considered a profession for people interested in creating glossy magazines, posters, and other ephemera. Can graphic design do more for society? Through analysis of social design, wicked problems, and gift economies, this study aims to begin to understand graphic design as a method to bridge societal gaps. This study uses principles of social design, behavior change theory, and immersive community research to experiment within the local communities of Ames and Des Moines, Iowa. Several experimental methods are explored, such as the use of design to create pockets of kind acts through a pseudo-gift economy, and ...


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 ...


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 ...


Expanding The Role Of Design: Developing Holistic Food Systems, Jasmine Singh Jan 2015

Expanding The Role Of Design: Developing Holistic Food Systems, Jasmine Singh

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Post World War II, technological and political factors prioritized economic efficiency in food production, distribution and access. Although this currently delivers benefits such as the doubling of caloric production and food availability despite geographic constraints, the food system is becoming implicated both directly and indirectly with a host of environmental and social issues.

This thesis re-frames food system issues as "wicked problems" (Buchanan, 1992, 15) and develops a framework of design tactics . The framework is used as a matrix for analyzing past and current theory and practice based design approaches that engage the food system and two university food systems ...


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 ...


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 ...


Catacombs Gown And Evening Jacket, Kirstin Baglien Jan 2014

Catacombs Gown And Evening Jacket, Kirstin Baglien

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

From afar, this ensemble reads as romantic, with soft folds of ivory chiffon contrasted with the gentle sheen of black cotton sateen. On second glance, however, the look opens up to reveal its macabre inspiration.


Exaggeration And Embellishment, Tyler Bowers Jan 2014

Exaggeration And Embellishment, Tyler Bowers

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The first step in the process was to understand the concept of graphic line and shape on the human form.


Energestic, Allison Comer Jan 2014

Energestic, Allison Comer

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose of the design, Energestic, is to display the energy brought about by futurism which was an energy revolving around speed, technology, and innovation.


Redeemed, Melissa Breaux, Matalie M. Howard Jan 2014

Redeemed, Melissa Breaux, Matalie M. Howard

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The purpose for this dress came from mission trips. On these trips, I saw houses that were made from or repaired with garbage bags. There was also an area where the people lived near the garbage dump. This reminded me of populations of people that are written off as “unworthy” or “undesirable.”


Golden Fleece Sheath Dress, Brianne Crist, Matalie M. Howard Jan 2014

Golden Fleece Sheath Dress, Brianne Crist, Matalie M. Howard

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In designing the Golden Fleece Sheath Dress, my main goal was to move out of my “comfort zone” of using actual fabrics. I desired to create something extremely dissimilar to other pieces I had created before.


Coral Skeleton, Rachel Frantz Jan 2014

Coral Skeleton, Rachel Frantz

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Coral Skeleton was created from the inspiration of combining death and life. This process was quite meticulous.


Shoulder Spike, Katelyn Hall Jan 2014

Shoulder Spike, Katelyn Hall

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Shoulder Spike is a dress that addresses interesting patternmaking techniques. This particular technique was based upon the exploration of the Pattern Magic books by Tomoko Nakamichi and his experimentation with 3D shapes.


Glass Reflections, Renee Graf Jan 2014

Glass Reflections, Renee Graf

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The objective of knitting this engineered dress was to mix sustainable textiles with beautiful and reproducible design.


Pumpkin Queen, Kalina Ebling Jan 2014

Pumpkin Queen, Kalina Ebling

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The inspiration for my outfit came from two different myths. The first myth came from the movie Thor that was based off of old Norse mythology. The costume for the character Loki mirrored his complex history and character with strips of leather crisscrossing each other. His costume was highlighted with plated of gold and bronze armor embellished with images such as his son, the great wolf Fenrir.


Rusted, Sarah Corlett Jan 2014

Rusted, Sarah Corlett

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The goal of this ensemble was to transform an element that represents deterioration into an element that is part of something new.


Soda Pop Punk, Tenzi Chacha, Matalie M. Howard Jan 2014

Soda Pop Punk, Tenzi Chacha, Matalie M. Howard

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

It has been said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The inspiration for this piece was drawn from my travels to Africa. After a long hot day nothing was more refreshing than drinking soda from a cold glass bottle.


Hanbok And Polka Dots, Alice Kim Jan 2014

Hanbok And Polka Dots, Alice Kim

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This gown celebrates the use of polka dots, which was inspired by the collections of Geoffrey Beene, and by Hanbok, the traditional Korean dress. The body of the dress is stretch, sheer, mesh.


Destruction From The Flames, Stephanie Brannam Jan 2014

Destruction From The Flames, Stephanie Brannam

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

I chose natural disasters to be my inspiration because of the impact they have on the world. They bring chaos and destruction and escalation to the already uncontrollable weather. The purpose of this dress was to make the flowers look like they were on fire, indicating such natural disaster as a forest fire.