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User Centered Design Evaluation Of The Grocery Store Environment:, Shelley A. Steenblock Jan 2010

User Centered Design Evaluation Of The Grocery Store Environment:, Shelley A. Steenblock

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This study identifies challenges experienced by older adults within the grocery retail

environment. Evaluation of design features is based on user input to identify areas that work well versus those that could benefit from replacement, enhancement or redesign. The objective is to promote greater independence in the task of grocery shopping. Results from this study are of interest to design professionals, retail grocery store management and developers regarding the changing needs and preferences of the aging population segment in the grocery store setting.

Data collection for this study is based on a series of focus group meetings at four different ...


Miyazaki's Graphic Novels: Patterns In Design, James Rothschild Ewald Jan 2010

Miyazaki's Graphic Novels: Patterns In Design, James Rothschild Ewald

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines patterns in the design choices of Hayao Miyazaki in Nausicay of the Valley of the Wind. It addresses a gap in the research about graphic novels by focusing on patterns that relate to comic art as a genre, patterns that recall various design principles, and patterns that reflect design strategies. The analysis recognizes that looking at these aesthetic choices involves discussion of the function of each design choice and the relationship of that function to content. Overall, patterns in the design often accounted for issues involving time, character, and change. In addition to analyzing the patterns in ...