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Retirement Reboot: A Website Redesign, Christina Gillen Dec 2016

Retirement Reboot: A Website Redesign, Christina Gillen

Honors Projects

A website could be created with the latest technology, but after a few years it will still need to be updated. This is what happened to Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center’s website. This project is designed to remedy the problem by creating an entirely new website with updated content, images, and interactive features to bring Swanton Health Care’s online presence back to life.


Pivot Dublin: A Discussion On The Bid For Dublin To Become World Design Capital, Barry Sheehan, Ali Grehan Dec 2016

Pivot Dublin: A Discussion On The Bid For Dublin To Become World Design Capital, Barry Sheehan, Ali Grehan

Articles

In this article, Barry Sheehan interviews Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan, about PIVOT Dublin, the bid for World Design Council, how and why it came about, what happened to the bid and where PIVOT Dublin is now.


The Manhattan Collection: A Study On Furniture Design, Gabriel Anderson Dec 2016

The Manhattan Collection: A Study On Furniture Design, Gabriel Anderson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

I have designed a series of pieces of furniture that all share some key similarities, not in form or even style (though my personal aesthetic will be seen in all of them), but rather in materials. All of my pieces use a combination of metal, wood, and stone. Obviously, this is not remarkable as these materials have been used to build furniture for as long as furniture has been built. However, I have endeavored to explore how these materials can interact with one another within a piece of furniture. My goal was to create furniture where the materials do not ...


Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus Nov 2016

Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

This essay explores feminism, socially-constructed norms, and the relationship between feminism and technical communication. It argues that undergraduate technical communication programs should include courses that study feminist history and theories as related to the field, claiming that studying feminist theory will improve user-centered design and broaden students' spheres of influence as professionals.


Miami A City Reborn Oct 2016

Miami A City Reborn

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

From Art Deco to Deconstructionism, Miami has long been a centre for architectural design. We look at its history and the architects planning its future.


In The Living Room Oct 2016

In The Living Room

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Salone del Mobile is the biggest event in Italy's furniture design calendar -- and now the world. We explore the great innovations from this April's packed-out fair in Milan and look forward to its exciting Shanghai debut.


Building The Revolution Oct 2016

Building The Revolution

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

A collection of pre-crafted houses and pavilions, created by the world's best architects, designers and artists, forms Revolution. We look at this epic collection and its creators.


Breaking The Sound Barrier Oct 2016

Breaking The Sound Barrier

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Known for his curves and natural shapes, emminent product designer Ross Lovegrove has returned to the audio world to create the best sounding wireless speaker.


Extreme Constructs Oct 2016

Extreme Constructs

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

A group of Master's in Architecture students experienced life in the Arctic to understand how best to design modern environmental structures that can survive extreme conditions.

https://kadk.dk/blog-architecture-and-extreme-environments


Central To Success Oct 2016

Central To Success

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

As Mexico City prepares to take on the mantle of World Design Capital in 2018, we take a look at the city's art scene and some of its successes


New To Pmq Oct 2016

New To Pmq

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Image Lab 360° is an innovative and entrepreneurial concept that combines creative savvy with business sensibility


Catalan Class Oct 2016

Catalan Class

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

This year's Business of Design Week partners with Barcelona, a city with a vibrant design heritage and one of the most community-driven architectural cities on earth


Happy Returns Oct 2016

Happy Returns

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The history of Swedish design is replete with world-beating innovations, which makes this year's Business of Design Week especially attractive. With Sweden as its partner country, the event is guaranteed to bring some of the world's most fascinating designers to Hong Kong.


Capability Town Oct 2016

Capability Town

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Patricia Moore is one of the world's most accomplished industrial designers. As Summer Cao reports, the American polymath uses socially conscious creativity to improve the lives of those who might otherwise be neglected.


So Cool So Hot Oct 2016

So Cool So Hot

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Hong Kong's SoHo, the area south of Hollywood Road, between Aberdeen Street and Queen's Road, has become a desirable destination for aspiring creative entrepreneurs and their clientele. With the new PMQ in the mix, and HKDI alumni becoming involved, the city may finally have a design district that's worth the name.


Modernist Mastermind Oct 2016

Modernist Mastermind

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Hong Kongers will get a rare insight into the life and works of trailblazing designer George Nelson when an exhibition of his work arrives in March. Alex Price looks at what all the fuss is about.


Full Stretch Oct 2016

Full Stretch

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Hong Kong's Business of Design Week had Belgium as its partner country this year, which gave Asia insights into the creative culture of a diminutive nation that has a huge reputation for innovation.


Let The Chair Speak Oct 2016

Let The Chair Speak

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Boris Berlin co-founded Komplot Design in 1987 with Poul Christiansen and in 2010 he joined with Aleksej Iskos to launch Iskos-Berlin Design. Together the two companies have focused on creating inspirational works that act as an antidote to the excessive noise of modern culture, expressing a "philosophy of silence" that Berlin explained to Summer Cao.


The Power Of One Oct 2016

The Power Of One

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Three consecutive exhibitions to celebrate the 70th birthday of legendary graphic designer Kan Tai-Keung tell the story of how he found his own Tao of art and design.


Mdocs Poster, 2016-10-03, Lib 113 Spring 2016 Workshops, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou Oct 2016

Mdocs Poster, 2016-10-03, Lib 113 Spring 2016 Workshops, Zhiyu (Michael) Zhou

MDOCS Publications

This is a poster publicizing LIB 113 workshops that are offered each semester and led by the LIB 113 student lab assistants. This poster was created for the Spring 2016 workshop offerings.

The workshops offered in Spring 2016:

Final Cut ProX (video)

Intro to GoPro (video)

Poster Design 101 (design)

Photoshop 101 (photo)

Interviewing 101 (audio)

Audacity (audio)


Beyond Death: Using Design To Transcend Life, Memories And Traditions, Alex Lobos Sep 2016

Beyond Death: Using Design To Transcend Life, Memories And Traditions, Alex Lobos

Presentations and other scholarship

Sustainable design provides benefits across a product’s lifecycle, particularly for end of life. Designers and end users are aware that as much as product lifetime can be extended, no artifact can last forever. But when looking at end of life in human beings, most people are not comfortable with dealing with death whether is their own or of someone else’s. Sustainability can provide initial strategies for designing for human death but in order to make a significant contribution to this area, designers need to address a wider set of needs that also include social, emotional and psychological issues ...


History Of Visual Communication Design: The Bezelel Academy Of Art, Jerusalem, Shayna Tova Blum Aug 2016

History Of Visual Communication Design: The Bezelel Academy Of Art, Jerusalem, Shayna Tova Blum

Faculty and Staff Publications

Supported by the modern European Zionist movement, the Bezelel Academy of Art, Jerusalem, was founded in 1906 by Lithuanian artist and Zionist Boris Schatz. In the early years of the academy, work produced by students exhibited the political complexities presented in the Jewish return to Eretz Israel. The expression of concepts addressed in modern Jewish identity and Zionist ideologies were utilized in creative processes of visual communication and design. As most faculty and students were immigrating to Mandatory Palestine from Europe, the academy’s curriculum was developed through the culmination of styles and materials reflective of both European art and ...


Wanderlust, Jen Bracy May 2016

Wanderlust, Jen Bracy

PURE Insights

A collage of images found by Jen Bracy. This design uses a wide variety of objects, from cellular to geologic structures and patterns, to reference the earth. There are numerous ways to travel to other cultures, literally or metaphorically through stories and research. One who is curious and open truly experiences the richness and diversity of life on this planet.


Rapid Response, James Chae May 2016

Rapid Response, James Chae

Masters Theses

Rapid Response is a design practice that responds to the accelerating speed of consumption. It holds a reflective and responsive mirror to our culture of overconsumption. With an informed critical eye and kleptocratic hand, I consume, sample, and render the visual energy of commerce and respond directly in the stream on available platforms and on a number of scales.

Central to this research-based practice is a desire to expand discourse. Through a close examination of commercial language, the visual techniques of corporate branding, and the aesthetic narratives of commercial spaces, I study the persuasive forces of advertising, subvert the myths ...


The Artist And The "Information" Machine: Conceptualism, Technology, And Design In 1970, Jeremiah William Mccarthy May 2016

The Artist And The "Information" Machine: Conceptualism, Technology, And Design In 1970, Jeremiah William Mccarthy

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis explores the dialectical relationship between conceptualism and design in the year 1970, by focusing on Kynaston McShine’s landmark exhibition Information, held at the Museum of Modern Art. Specifically, it centers on the understudied “information machine,” a film apparatus designed by Ettore Sottsass, Jr., for use within the exhibition.


Geological Bodies, Savannah Fulmer May 2016

Geological Bodies, Savannah Fulmer

Honors Projects

‘Geological Bodies’ is a series of character designs that were developed to personify the traits of nine different rocks. The artwork is accompanied with written documentation of the research and execution.


Usability Simplified: A Basic Guide To Undertaking Effective Usability Testing, Garrison Reeves Apr 2016

Usability Simplified: A Basic Guide To Undertaking Effective Usability Testing, Garrison Reeves

Professional Writing and Information Design Capstone Projects

Usability can be complicated but I provide simple guidelines to effective usability. Every product has an intended purpose, and the scope and aim of usability testing is measuring if a product meets this purpose with regards to a user. Testing is used in many fields, but I intend to focus on user-centered interaction design and how to test when designing and developing such a product. I provide a simple head-start to usability testing based off of my research. Usability testing is a technique used for evaluating a product by testing the product on users who are part of the respective ...


Faith Shapes My Design, Mark Volkers Apr 2016

Faith Shapes My Design, Mark Volkers

Faculty Work Comprehensive List

"Make art that's so good, the world can't ignore you."

Posting about true Christian art from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/faith-shapes-my-design/


Threshold, Kristin King Apr 2016

Threshold, Kristin King

CGU MFA Theses

My work explores the nature of interiority and exteriority, the relationship between the centered inner self and the peripheral, the physicality of occupying the inside of a space or viewing that space from the outside.


Seeking Solace: Regret, Grief, Anxiety, Rebecca Schroeder Mar 2016

Seeking Solace: Regret, Grief, Anxiety, Rebecca Schroeder

Honors Projects

Seeking Solace: Regret, Grief, Anxiety is a triptych video and artifact piece inspired by the abstract analysis of my dreams. It recognizes worries held within my subconscious and brings them to life through graphic design, photography, and video. The process of creating provides a new perspective of looking at both art and occupational therapy as methods of solving emotional distress.

I have recorded over 80 of my dreams in the past year. In these dreams, regret, grief, and anxiety are common themes. These themes are represented in three triptychs that cycle through past, present, and future problems. The cycling of ...