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Dance Disability And Assistive Technology.Pdf, Merry L. Morris Jul 2017

Dance Disability And Assistive Technology.Pdf, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This dissertation explores the catalytic relationships between dance, disability, and assistive technology design, foregrounding the ways in which dance practice/theory can provoke a re-imagination of both disability and the assistive device design. The research delves into the ways in which dance practice is ideally situated to continue intervening in negative constructions of disability by intentionally provoking current signifiers which reify the disabled body as dependent, restricted, tragic, static, and powerless. Specifically, I investigate one powerful signifier: the assistive device (e.g., wheelchair, crutch, prosthetic). I seek a critical endeavor into how disability perceptions may be transformed through dance by ...


Chapter Vi A Prototype Intervention- Towards An Embodied Socio-Spatial Design Paradigm.Docx, Merry L. Morris Jul 2017

Chapter Vi A Prototype Intervention- Towards An Embodied Socio-Spatial Design Paradigm.Docx, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This chapter is an excerpt from my published dissertation. In the chapter, I propose a new paradigm for thinking about design: Embodied, Socio-Spatial Design (ESD) generated from a dance perspective. I use a Laban Movement Analysis framework to help flesh out this paradigm and I use these ideas to discuss and analyze a unique prototype wheelchair design for use in dance, with application outside of dance as well.


Chapter V Dance And Disability Meet Assistive Technology.Docx, Merry L. Morris Jul 2017

Chapter V Dance And Disability Meet Assistive Technology.Docx, Merry L. Morris

Merry L. Morris

This is an excerpted chapter from my published dissertation. In the chapter, I discuss the ways in which the dance context in intersection with disabled bodies revises notions of assistive technology design. By looking at what dancers and choreographers working within the disability community are doing (or attempting to do) with the assistive device, and foregrounding the agency of the device, as another “body,” new conceptions for what the device can enable rise to the surface. The words of “partnership,” “bodily extension,” and “helper,” were all themes which surfaced in my research defining the device relationship. From a dance lens ...


Lighting Design Proposal For Tom Stoppard's "Rosencratz And Guildenstern Are Dead", Nikolai Eiteneer May 2015

Lighting Design Proposal For Tom Stoppard's "Rosencratz And Guildenstern Are Dead", Nikolai Eiteneer

Nikolai B Eiteneer

Tom Stoppard’s tragicomedy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1964), earned the early popularity and the world-wide reputation that such a work deserved, booting Tom Stoppard into the limelight as an up-and-coming young writer. The play itself verges on an absurdist style, but due to the realistic nature of the title characters, the audience members find themselves sympathizing with their plight and lack of knowledge though any theatre goer acquainted with the works of Shakespeare, and Hamlet in particular, will know the final outcome of the play. For those not endowed with such knowledge, however, Stoppard gave the end away ...


The General Model Of Creative Strategy In Architectural Design, Farhad Shariatrad, Hamid Nadimi Dec 2013

The General Model Of Creative Strategy In Architectural Design, Farhad Shariatrad, Hamid Nadimi

Farhad Shariatrad

Studying behaviour and thoughts of expert designers is regarded as one of the most important areas in design research, and applying the results of it could have effective implication for design education. In one of these researches the creative approaches applied by three professional designers...


Responsive Web Design For Libraries: Beyond The Mobile Web, Matthew Reidsma Feb 2013

Responsive Web Design For Libraries: Beyond The Mobile Web, Matthew Reidsma

Matthew Reidsma

A responsive website adapts to each users' device, changing its presentation through fluid grids, scalable images, and CSS3 media queries. I give an introduction to responsive design, and then walk through converting the Grand Valley State University Libraries website to be responsive, so that looks great on every device and eliminates the need to maintain separate websites for "desktop" and "mobile" devices, while offering equal access to all.


Best Source For Patent Drawing Rules & Regulations, Bernadette Marshall Sep 2012

Best Source For Patent Drawing Rules & Regulations, Bernadette Marshall

Bernadette Marshall

It is with great pleasure that I announce something new from NBG-Drafting and Design. This is our first Newsletter - Special Edition; In this edition we will cover our preferred sources for patent drawing rules & regulations. Finding resources for information regarding patent drawing rules can be frustrating. Much of the information refers to out-of-date methods, like hand drawings using ink pens on board. It is hard to imaging creating any type of mechanical/technical drawings today without the use of CADD (software application for computer aided design and drafting). Most skilled patent draftspersons today are practicing in CADD.


Review Of Huge, Inc.'S Website, Shannon C. Kelly Dec 2011

Review Of Huge, Inc.'S Website, Shannon C. Kelly

Shannon C Kelly

A review of HUGE, Inc.'s website based on elements of good design and the concept of visual rhetoric.


Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives, Mark Dekay Jan 2011

Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives, Mark Dekay

Mark DeKay

This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders.It uses integral theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives of: behaviours; systems; experiences; cultures.It also uses human developmental theory to reframe sustainable design across four levels of complexity present in society: the Traditional, Modern, Postmodern, and Integral waves. Profuse with illustrations and examples, the book offers many conceptual tools including:twelve principles of integral sustainable ...


Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan Mar 2010

Environmental Design And Emerging Technologies: Today And The Near Future, Joseph S. Clark, Lindsay Tan

Joseph S Clark

Technological advances over the past 10 years have caused some significant changes to the design of the built environment. These developments, and others like them, promise to change more than just how we design; they will very likely change what we design as well. The authors will present the connection between these developments in a way that projects, realistically, how technology will affect, and are employed by, the design professions in the next five to ten years. Further, the authors will address the promises and pitfalls of embracing virtual environments as the domain of environmental design.


Spanish And Mamluk Carpets: Comparisons Of Decoration And Structure, Carol Bier Jan 2004

Spanish And Mamluk Carpets: Comparisons Of Decoration And Structure, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

Two recent exhibitions, Carpets of Andalusia and Mamluk Rugs from Egypt, at The Textile Museum afforded a rare opportunity to compare two radically different rug-weaving traditions from the perspectives of design and weave structure. While not often evident to the casual viewer, there is a significant relationship between design, pattern, and weave structure in all Oriental carpets. The opportunity to explore such differences warrants careful examination and critical viewing.The Mamluk rugs all probably date from the last quarter of the 15th century. They comprise a cohesive group defined by color, a geometric style, and similarity of weave characteristics.


Symmetry And Pattern: The Art Of Oriental Carpets, Carol Bier Jan 1996

Symmetry And Pattern: The Art Of Oriental Carpets, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Bukhara: Traditional Weavings From Pre-Soviet Central Asia, Carol Bier Jan 1992

Bukhara: Traditional Weavings From Pre-Soviet Central Asia, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Pyramids: Geometry And Design In The Carpets Of Egypt 1450-1750, Carol Bier Jan 1991

Beyond The Pyramids: Geometry And Design In The Carpets Of Egypt 1450-1750, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.


Visions Of Infinity: Design And Pattern In Oriental Carpets, Carol Bier Jan 1990

Visions Of Infinity: Design And Pattern In Oriental Carpets, Carol Bier

Carol Bier

No abstract provided.