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Shaping This Space Between Us: Using A Reflexive Journaling Process To Explore The Complex And Malleable Space In Which Identity Exists, Lina Mahusain Dec 2013

Shaping This Space Between Us: Using A Reflexive Journaling Process To Explore The Complex And Malleable Space In Which Identity Exists, Lina Mahusain

Theses and Dissertations

While some parts of identity remain constant throughout one’s life, many aspects of a person’s identity are subject to rapid and constant change and negotiation. Using theories regarding the role possessions play in the construction, reinforcement, and manifestation of a person’s identity, this thesis project explores the potential to facilitate meaningful insights and awareness into one’s own identity. This will be achieved by designing a reflexive journaling process. A qualitative evaluation of this prototype journal process used by a pilot group of young creative individuals will generate an assessment of the proposed process


The Contribution To And Affect Of Design And Architecture On Health & Activity Promotion (H&Ap) In The Workplace, Krystal L. Schumacher Dec 2013

The Contribution To And Affect Of Design And Architecture On Health & Activity Promotion (H&Ap) In The Workplace, Krystal L. Schumacher

Theses from the Architecture Program

Expanding the research and awareness on the contribution to and affect of design and architecture on health and activity promotion in the workplace (h&ap) is essential in moving forward in the design of working environments. As humans, we spend the majority of our time indoors, for an average American adult he or she spends the majority of the day in a working environment. The impact that our spaces have is much deeper than the aesthetic. Our environments can depict how we act, feel and operate based on the design of our surroundings. Through this research, the goal was to ...


Introduction To Creativity: A Lecture And Curriculum Framework For Students Who Identify Themselves As Creative, Miriam Kelley Dec 2013

Introduction To Creativity: A Lecture And Curriculum Framework For Students Who Identify Themselves As Creative, Miriam Kelley

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project focuses on the creative person, process, product and press- the 4Ps of creativity as articulated by Rhodes (1961). A curricular framework was developed with an emphasis on enhancing the abilities of those who already identify themselves as creative, specifically undergraduate Freshmen and Sophomores looking to study various fields of Design at the university level. The objective of the framework is to not only identify the innate processes that may have led these students to identify themselves as creative- thereby choosing their major- but also to allow them to recognize, improve and be deliberate in those processes, to enhance ...


Benefits Of Video Presentations In Product Design, Alex Lobos Dec 2013

Benefits Of Video Presentations In Product Design, Alex Lobos

Articles

Product Design uses a human-centered process to develop solutions that solve unmet user needs. Because of the sequential nature of this activity, final designs are often presented in printed process books or digital slideshows, which visually communicate the development of the solution from start to finish rather than focusing just on the final result. Storytelling is a key element to consider when creating these process books in order to communicate the design solution as well as where it came from. An alternative to these presentations is the use of short videos, which offer the advantage of communicating the design process ...


Reflections On The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training In Chicago, Todd Barsanti Oct 2013

Reflections On The Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training In Chicago, Todd Barsanti

Faculty Publications and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Merging Creative Design And Cad Learning Activities In A Product Design Programme, Pearl O'Rourke, Colm O'Kane, Leslie Smith, Michael Ring Sep 2013

Merging Creative Design And Cad Learning Activities In A Product Design Programme, Pearl O'Rourke, Colm O'Kane, Leslie Smith, Michael Ring

Conference Papers

Traditional learning and teaching methods for creativity differ from those used in a scientific context. Although the creative process can benefit from a certain level of prescription and structural constraint - with time allocated to research, problem definition, conceptualisation and idea development - flexibility and fluidity are necessary for creative innovation. In contrast, the more linear and rigid pedagogies associated with science and engineering education facilitate efficient learning of subjects such as those based on software packages, manufacturing and materials theory or mechanics. This paper describes the development of a project which aims to establish constructive links between the learning outcomes of ...


Is Retro Packaging Making A Comeback? Is Old The New “New”?, Andrea Hodgson Jun 2013

Is Retro Packaging Making A Comeback? Is Old The New “New”?, Andrea Hodgson

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was to investigate consumer perceptions of retro packaging vs. modern packaging. A survey was administered to different groups of people around Cal Poly asking participants which packages they preferred in terms of design and perceived quality. The participants indicated their preferences and then expressed their views freely with an open-ended question.

The results of this study indicated that consumers had a strikingly high favor to modern packaging design over retro in terms of design and perceived quality. There was no difference across generations.

Although retro packaging may look appealing, customers are not likely to purchase ...


Creating Pixel Luxury: Research And Design Of A High Quality Resource Website, Kendall Dea Jun 2013

Creating Pixel Luxury: Research And Design Of A High Quality Resource Website, Kendall Dea

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was ultimately to create a website featuring useful resources for designers and creative individuals. This paper examines past studies dealing with user interface and design fundamentals of web design, and then applies their results when planning the basic layout of the final website. The website was then coded and uploaded online with the name, Pixel Luxury. After finishing and uploading the first version of the website, some of the primary challenges that arose during the creation process were documented, as well as many of the useful tools that aided the overall design and coding process ...


Baye Fadioul Niang: A Brief Biography Of An Ebeniste In Senegal, Katie J. Niang May 2013

Baye Fadioul Niang: A Brief Biography Of An Ebeniste In Senegal, Katie J. Niang

Interior Design: Student Creative Activity

Baye Fadioul Niang described himself as a traditional European designer of wood furniture, doors, and trim. In 1945, at age 22, Fadioul began designing furniture as an apprentice in the state labor department of Kaolack. He settled in Dakar, where Fadioul not only designed and constructed furniture, but was a popular informal educator in the business. His furniture shop became a center for education in Menuserie and Ebenisterie, which is the art of furniture making. In 2005 Fadioul retired from furniture making because of deteriorating eyesight.

Includes photos taken in February 2013 in Dakar, Senegal.


Beyond The Stated Function: Showcasing, Through Everyday Objects, Social Obstacles Imposed On Qatari Female Youth, Kazem Esra May 2013

Beyond The Stated Function: Showcasing, Through Everyday Objects, Social Obstacles Imposed On Qatari Female Youth, Kazem Esra

Theses and Dissertations

This critical design project showcases obstacles that the Qatari culture and society impose on their female youth, hindering them from becoming independent individuals. It critiques the society and its social pressures. The project stimulates people to think by challenging their assumptions and perceptions, specifically social perception and judgment, family authority, and gender favoritism. This is achieved through hybridized accessories that are embedded with a meta-meaning that arouses curiosity, invites questions, and stimulates thoughts. Through the design of these appealing, high quality, and functionally viable everyday accessories, the project aims to communicate the social and cultural forces which impede Qatari female ...


Lashes To Ashes, Exploring The Hidden Dimensions Of Human Hair, Rania Chamsine May 2013

Lashes To Ashes, Exploring The Hidden Dimensions Of Human Hair, Rania Chamsine

Theses and Dissertations

Hair is power, beauty and seduction: a reflection of ethnicity and religion, and even a canvas for self-expression. A key feature in defining identity and social status, it holds the essence of our individuality. However, once removed from its original and natural setting—the epidermis—hair is seen as waste, and often evokes disgust. The objective of this thesis is to explore human hair, which particularly in the Arabic-Islamic region, carries great significance and raises many religious, cultural, and gender issues. Through design, and informed by critical design theory, I explore how this corporeal material can be reused and re-presented ...


Classification Of Biological Phenomena To Aid In Search And Retrieval For Biomimicry, Kevin Murray May 2013

Classification Of Biological Phenomena To Aid In Search And Retrieval For Biomimicry, Kevin Murray

All Theses

Biomimetic design offers an avenue for designers to expand the solution realm by offering surface dissimilar analogies. However, a significant challenge within biomimetic design has been offering a suitable method for discovery and retrieval of inspiring biological phenomena to aid in conceptual design. This research proposes an approach for classifying both biological systems and engineering products into the type of problem being addressed. This allows designers to search for inspirational phenomena based on the type of problem that they are trying to solve. Initially this classification is performed with product-phenomenon pairings that have already been attributed to biomimetic design from ...


Opportunities For The Sustainable Use Of The Camel In Qatar, Corby Jayne Elford May 2013

Opportunities For The Sustainable Use Of The Camel In Qatar, Corby Jayne Elford

Theses and Dissertations

In the course of the modernization of Qatar, the need for camels has greatly diminished; herds have reduced in numbers and are now confined to enclosures. Overall, neglect of this valuable resource means that the camel is threatened with extinction. Currently, there is a need to address problems about sustainable development in Qatar by taking actions such as investing in the existing natural heritage to develop the use of indigenous animals like the camel. Through a review of past and present use of the native dromedary, a new type of sustainable agritourism will be developed that will provide a type ...


Variations On A Porch, Jillian Chapin Apr 2013

Variations On A Porch, Jillian Chapin

Theses and Dissertations

Davida Rochlin said, “Nobody thought much about the front porch when most Americans had them and used them. The great American front porch was just there, open and sociable, an unassigned part of the house that belonged to everyone and no one, a place for family and friends to pass the time.” The landscape in which those porches existed has changed. Our traditional views of housing and neighborhoods (single family homes with a cul-de-sac at the end) really aren’t the norm anymore. In the last 10 years more Americans have moved to, and are living in cities than in ...


2314 West Main Street: A Place For Engagement, Annie Thompson Apr 2013

2314 West Main Street: A Place For Engagement, Annie Thompson

Theses and Dissertations

The design intent of this thesis is to deconstruct the elements of the beer brewing process to allow the public to engage, enjoy, and appreciate the process while dining. It is to create a site for a craft brewery that is local to the neighborhood of The Fan. Allowing the public to engage, cultivate and create enthusiasm for the brewing process. To deconstruct the industrial process of brewing beer to allow accessibility for the public to enjoy the process while eating, drinking, and learning.


Steam...Now!, John Eger Mar 2013

Steam...Now!, John Eger

The STEAM Journal

With America slowly awakening to the need to turn out creative and innovative workers who can join the 21st century (its already 2012) workplace -- because they have the new thinking skills --we have to change the current emphasis on STEM, for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to STEAM, by insuring that the whole brain is nurtured through the arts: thus STEAM.


Getting Real About The E In Steam, James Catterall Mar 2013

Getting Real About The E In Steam, James Catterall

The STEAM Journal

STEM and STEAM are in the news. Researchers and educators in my field (cognition, art, and creativity) argue reasons for adding the A to STEM. While I visit this below, my focus is elsewhere. In this brief essay, I want to explore the meaning and importance of the E appearing in both STEM and STEAM. What’s engineering doing in this mix? And what are some reasons for affirming the arts when the role of engineering is clarified?


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.


The Overgrowth, Kori Waldrup, Kate Carroll Feb 2013

The Overgrowth, Kori Waldrup, Kate Carroll

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This piece was created as an outcome of research on vertical gardening in fashion design for an undergraduate research project. The idea for the topic arose after observation of the growing trend of vertical gardening in home décor and urban landscaping. The purpose of this piece was to apply the research on vertical gardening and to observe the effect of different species of plants when planted on the body.


Eco Blossom, Jenna Sato Feb 2013

Eco Blossom, Jenna Sato

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

To follow Akihiko Izukura’s zero waste philosophy and all natural dyeing process.


Art Deco Delight, Paula B. Sampson Feb 2013

Art Deco Delight, Paula B. Sampson

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The Chrysler Building was analyzed for elements to be incorporated into the design. The distinctive crown of the building had many strong visual elements that could be translated into a garment. The notable elements were arches that repeated in diminishing sizes, the triangular windows inset into the arches, and the reflective surfaces. These were the selected elements.


Suit For Magritte, Brianna Plummer Feb 2013

Suit For Magritte, Brianna Plummer

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In spring 2012 the Fashion Design and Retailing faculty at Framingham State University and the MetroWest Medical Center, a teaching hospital in Framingham and Natick, Massachusetts, sponsored a student/alumni/faculty competition.


Pixie Flower, Lisa Parrillo-Chapman Feb 2013

Pixie Flower, Lisa Parrillo-Chapman

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The objective when designing this fully-fashioned garment, titled Pixie Flower, was to explore visual color mixing in electronic jacquard knitting. Visual color mixing was employed in this research to optimize the amount of colors that can be achieved with a four yarn color machine set up. In jacquard knitting, each additional yarn color adds time and cost to the product development process, due in part to yarn dyeing and the need for an additional yarn carrier for the knitting machine set-up.


Business Or Craft, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel Feb 2013

Business Or Craft, Linda Ohrn-Mcdaniel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

Where is the fashion industry going? While the mountains of trash are piling up the fashion industy is focused on producing more at lower costs to make higher profits. This dress is done as a commentary on this industry where the craft is close to lost and the business is in focus. There are many reasons why the craft could be a way to a more sustainable fashion industry.


Báthory, Greta Ohaus Feb 2013

Báthory, Greta Ohaus

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

The title to this piece references Countess Elizabeth Báthory, known as the Blood Countess, who was rumored to bathe in the blood of virgins to remain beautiful and youthful, the epitome of the sin of vanity.


Modern Zen, Breanne Lee Jan 2013

Modern Zen, Breanne Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This garment was inspired by the concept of Zen and asymmetry. The Enso, or Zen circle, brush painting illustrates the concept of imperfection and dynamic beauty that generates interest. This garment attempts to capture a balance of asymmetrical incompleteness.


Magnetism, Breanne Lee Jan 2013

Magnetism, Breanne Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This garment was inspired by the concept of magnetism and symmetry. Magnetism, defined by the Merriam Webster dictionary, is the ability to attract or charm.


Catamaran, Breanne Lee Jan 2013

Catamaran, Breanne Lee

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

This garment was inspired by the traditional origami catamaran; a basic boat often used as a child’s toy. I wanted to create a garment that captures the simple elegance found in origami. The garment features an hourglass silhouette, accented with notches in the neckline and two asymmetric peplums.


Peace, Jasmine Kornel Jan 2013

Peace, Jasmine Kornel

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

I began with the idea of attempting to create a pattern in the neighborhood of an ikat with no visible pictorials through crocheting wool roving. The goal was to fabricate a semi-consistent pattern that wouldn't compete with the effect of the natural texture of the roving after it has been crocheted.


Power, Justice And Faith: Using Environmental And Autobiographical Design Psychology In Garment Creation, Laura Kane Jan 2013

Power, Justice And Faith: Using Environmental And Autobiographical Design Psychology In Garment Creation, Laura Kane

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

In her book “Some Place like Home” Dr. Toby Israel (2003) writes of adapting environmental design psychology to include autobiographically designed interiors. “Environmental psychology combines the study of the psych with that of environmental components.” (Kopec, 2006, p. xv)