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Lighting Design Proposal For Tom Stoppard's "Rosencratz And Guildenstern Are Dead", Nikolai Eiteneer Dec 2014

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

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

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 ...


Experiences In Embroidery: Stories From The High Fashion Embroidery Industry, Theresa Christine Alexander Dec 2014

Experiences In Embroidery: Stories From The High Fashion Embroidery Industry, Theresa Christine Alexander

Theses & Dissertations

Fashion embroidery has been an integral part of high fashion since before King Louis XV of France in the 18th century. Upon the development of haute couture in France, a professional fashion embroidery industry arose to serve the needs of the new high fashion designers. Despite significance of professional embroidery in high fashion, there is little documentation of the history of the fashion embroidery industry. Particularly scarce is information about the professional embroiderers working in the industry. The purpose of this qualitative study was to capture the life stories of the people working in the modern fashion embroidery industry in ...


Timelessness In Sustainable Product Design, Alex Lobos Oct 2014

Timelessness In Sustainable Product Design, Alex Lobos

Presentations and other scholarship

Shorter product lifespan driven by reduced durability and planned obsolescence is causing severe environmental issues and diminishing user experience. Sustainable Design is addressing this problem with strategies that improve a product’s lifecycle and address important areas of impact in manufacturing, use, and end of life. This article explores how the concept of ‘timelessness’ can be used as an effective strategy for creating products that are cherished and enjoyed by their users, last longer, are easier to repair and have better options for end-of-life. A series of case studies found in commercial products as well as in student projects illustrate ...


Bilingual Typography: Study Of The Linguistic Landscape Of Jeddah, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Shayna Tova Blum Oct 2014

Bilingual Typography: Study Of The Linguistic Landscape Of Jeddah, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Shayna Tova Blum

Faculty and Staff Publications

Abstract: With the rise of globalization and the spread of Western culture across the globe, the use of English as an “international” language is often represented in bilingual and multilingual typographic signage. Throughout the Middle East North Africa and the Gulf region, the integration of Arabic and Latin letterforms is commonly viewed within the signage of storefronts, street signs, advertising billboards, and informational materials. This paper explores the use of bilingual/multilingual typography within the linguistic landscape of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent Aug 2014

Interpreting, Stephanie Jo Kent

Doctoral Dissertations

What do community interpreting for the Deaf in western societies, conference interpreting for the European Parliament, and language brokering in international management have in common? Academic research and professional training have historically emphasized the linguistic and cognitive challenges of interpreting, neglecting or ignoring the social aspects that structure communication. All forms of interpreting are inherently social; they involve relationships among at least three people and two languages. The contexts explored here, American Sign Language/English interpreting and spoken language interpreting within the European Parliament, show that simultaneous interpreting involves attitudes, norms and values about intercultural communication that overemphasize information and ...


Creativity And Web Design: Designing And Producing A Successful Site On Creativity And Leadership, Travis N. Turner Aug 2014

Creativity And Web Design: Designing And Producing A Successful Site On Creativity And Leadership, Travis N. Turner

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project explores the connection between design, website development and creativity. As the Internet plays an increasing role in every day life, the ability to produce a high-quality website showcasing one’s personal and professional writing becomes essential to personal and career success. This project features a literature review as well as an analysis of successful website to determine what makes for a good site. The project then implements these findings with a complete re-design of www.creativeleader.com as well adding and improving the content already on the site.


Human Centered Design Applied To Perceptual Paradigms, Jonathan T. Fancher Aug 2014

Human Centered Design Applied To Perceptual Paradigms, Jonathan T. Fancher

All NMU Master's Theses

This thesis gives three examples of projects that apply knowledge from areas such as human centered design, computer science, and psychology to study sensation and perception. All three of these projects were created to gather information on how humans interact with their surrounding environment and the world. For instance the first area of discovery included the way humans interact within their perceptual and personal space through an interactive table. The second project looks at exploring the neural mechanisms that affect Haptic Hallucinations by creating a device that can give the feeling of bugs crawling on or below the surface of ...


Designing For Behavior And Culture In Local Food Systems, Christiana Lackner, J. P. Pellicciaro Jun 2014

Designing For Behavior And Culture In Local Food Systems, Christiana Lackner, J. P. Pellicciaro

Food Systems Summit 2014

Although food systems and design may seem like they do not have much in common, design is as essential to the human experience as food. Herbert Simon is quoted as saying, "Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones."

This view positions design to help address current issues around behavior and culture in local food systems. In this paper, we analyze the approaches of various common and emerging models in the local food movement through several design lenses. We highlight opportunities for innovation in local food initiatives by using design-based thinking tools that ...


Brand Identity For New Artists In The Music Industry, Drea Achacoso Jun 2014

Brand Identity For New Artists In The Music Industry, Drea Achacoso

Graphic Communication

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the aspects of brand identity and apply it to new artists in the music industry. The research from this study was applied to Hills & Strongholds, an aspiring alternative rock band. Designs were created for the band’s brand identity on multiple platforms that attempted to portray the band’s musical vision. A survey was conducted to determine which logo and album artwork designs were able to effectively transport the bands genre and vision based on the audience’s perception. The results of this study can be used to develop Hills & Strongholds into ...


Ergonomically Designing Art Objects, Ambika Subramaniam May 2014

Ergonomically Designing Art Objects, Ambika Subramaniam

Undergraduate Theses—Unrestricted

The following thesis examines the work of Ambika Subramaniam, in particular her thesis installation Ergonomically Designing Art Objects, for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture at Washington University in St. Louis. Based within a discussion of semiotics, the thesis researches furniture signification and tracks its evolution through traditional form, ergonomic function, and consumed product. Major points include the ways in which objects are capable of collapsing and retaining the semiotic divide between a sign and referent, and how that signification relates to contemporary design-oriented products. Using the chair as the exemplifying object, the thesis installation questions how objects have ...


Gloria (Love Seat Design), Lia Serapiglia Apr 2014

Gloria (Love Seat Design), Lia Serapiglia

FACS Undergraduate Scholarship

My inspiration for this love seat was the beautiful mountain sunsets we see almost every day at Liberty University. I love how the dark mountains stand out against the brilliant oranges, pinks, and purples of the sky. I chose to add the curvature of the backrest to resemble the rise and fall of the mountains. While this is a fun design element it also helps to clearly define the two seats of the chair. I chose not to use legs for this piece of furniture as legs would make it easier for things to roll underneath. From my experience as ...


The Sustainability Movement And Its Effects On Package Design, Gillian Mcglynn Mar 2014

The Sustainability Movement And Its Effects On Package Design, Gillian Mcglynn

Graphic Communication

The goal of this study was to examine how the sustainability movement has affected the packaging industry and how packaging design has changed to appeal to the more environmentally-friendly consumer. Furthermore, it examined how sustainability is defined and the specific design aspects that suggest a package is “green”. Consumer price and quality perceptions of green products were analyzed. The objective of this study was to expand consumer’s knowledge of what is sustainable and find how effectively consumer product companies are marketing to the “green” consumer.


Aesthetically Designed Maps: Development And Perception, Catherine Wang Mar 2014

Aesthetically Designed Maps: Development And Perception, Catherine Wang

Graphic Communication

This research explored the creative element of subway map creation in light of its effectiveness. Printed subway maps, used often for metropolitan cities and areas, are limited in physical dimension and scale, carrying minimal information. The New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Tokyo, Paris, London and Moscow subway maps highlight similar design and abstraction that fulfill the basic necessary elements for subway patrons. Over the years since the first metro map for each city was created, maps have become more simplified by removing physical land features and reference points to make way for expanding and new subway lines, stations, and ...


Zoom In To The Layers Of Graphic Design, Paola J. Robelo Jan 2014

Zoom In To The Layers Of Graphic Design, Paola J. Robelo

University Honors Program Theses

Graphic design is a lot like languages varying from place to place. It’s a way of communication that retains its own cultural characteristics even though it shares similar design’s aesthetics. Graphic design varies from culture to culture, influenced by a country’s culture, language, traditions, history, and society. Just like art and music, graphic design’s aesthetics differs and expresses different messages across every culture. There are common graphic design’s elements found in one culture that are not found in other cultures and vice versa.

As an international student, this is a topic that has really interested ...


Colormoo: An Algorithmic Approach To Generating Color Palettes, Joshua Rael Jan 2014

Colormoo: An Algorithmic Approach To Generating Color Palettes, Joshua Rael

CMC Senior Theses

Selecting one color can be done with relative ease, but this task becomes more difficult with each subsequent color. Colormoo is an online tool aimed at solving this problem. We implement three algorithms for generating color palettes based off of a starting color. Data is collected for each palette that is generated. Our analysis reveals two of the algorithms are preferred, but under different circumstances. Furthermore, we find that users prefer palettes containing colors that are compatible, but not too similar. With refined heuristics, we believe these techniques can be extended and applied beyond the field of graphic design alone.


Flexible Branding: An Explorative Case Study On The Effectiveness Of An Adaptable Visual Identity, Adam Scott Houghton Jan 2014

Flexible Branding: An Explorative Case Study On The Effectiveness Of An Adaptable Visual Identity, Adam Scott Houghton

Graphic Communication

No abstract provided.


Designing Connection, Laurie K. Culshaw Jan 2014

Designing Connection, Laurie K. Culshaw

Theses and Dissertations

Social connection is an essential human need. Personal connections exist at a variety of depths and within different types of relationships. Small daily choices determine the strength of those connections and their impact on our well-being as individuals and as a community. Modern society and technology have altered the speed and channels of connection, increasing communication but decreasing meaningful connection. It is critical to understand how the methods of communication affect the depth of connections. Through a series of participatory graphic design projects, I analyze the strengths and weaknesses of one-on-one, small group and community connections within an established taxonomy ...


Unloosed: Designing Participatory Objects, Laura Schlifer Jan 2014

Unloosed: Designing Participatory Objects, Laura Schlifer

Theses and Dissertations

The ubiquity of technology has mediated the means of receiving content through digital networks; users have complete control over receiving, shaping, and sharing information. In contrast to the inherent elasticity of these networks, physical pieces of communication often manifest through a closed and highly controlled process. However, the increased prominence of user-interaction with media provides an opportunity to evaluate the design process as it applies to the creation of physical objects. Throughout much of my work, I investigate the potential for unloosening the control of designed objects by inviting others into the design process. By considering the audience as active ...


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.