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In Bold: A Digital Publication, Marlena Ahearn Aug 2017

In Bold: A Digital Publication, Marlena Ahearn

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

In Bold is a millennial-targeted digital publication that discusses and critiques body positivity, fat activism, and how mainstream media presents and talks about bodies. The website is a destination for women seeking resources, inspiration, and entertain


Designing For Humanity's Growing Disconnect From Nature, Hadley Allen Aug 2017

Designing For Humanity's Growing Disconnect From Nature, Hadley Allen

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The Industrial & Interaction Design 5th year thesis project process began with an exploration of our personal passions. I started by researching mental health and outdoor activity. After realizing the fact that the two have been very closely connected in


Girls Inc. Of Syracuse And Onondaga County: A Career Readiness Center On The Nearwest Side, Jourdann Borski Aug 2017

Girls Inc. Of Syracuse And Onondaga County: A Career Readiness Center On The Nearwest Side, Jourdann Borski

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

"In Syracuse, New York, there is a need to help young women develop skills that will prepare them for the workforce and help create an emotional, physical and financial independent lifestyle. Girls Inc. of Syracuse and Onondaga County is an affiliate non-p"


Our Food Story: Examining The Relationship Between Food And The Community, Joan Kao May 2017

Our Food Story: Examining The Relationship Between Food And The Community, Joan Kao

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Our Food Story is a project that critiques, analyzes and intercepts the cycle of concentrated poverty in the Near Westside through a look into the neighborhoods’ history and present day conditions. The project aims to offer a solution to the observed issues through interior design. Our Food Story is a casual eatery and a community food workshop as well as a source of employment to address the low employment rate in the area. Through biomorphic and biophilic design, Our Food Story hopes to engage all in and out of the community to bring back food, jobs and a community space ...


Letters To Lindbergh: An Illustrated Children’S Book, Samantha Gottwalt May 2017

Letters To Lindbergh: An Illustrated Children’S Book, Samantha Gottwalt

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Letters to Lindbergh is an illustrated children’s book offering a new perspective on the relationship between the aviator Charles Lindbergh and his father, while also bringing a visual component to historical documents. Illustrated by Samantha Gottwalt, the book’s art explores collage media techniques and the story is told through letters that Lindbergh exchanged with his father during his adolescence (1909-1924.) It aims to explore a facet of Lindbergh’s life that has little exposure and invited the reader to step into a vividly colored collaged world created with paint and cut paper. Through the new perspective of Lindbergh ...


Uncontrollable Color: Street Art Meets Street Style, Laura Fidati May 2017

Uncontrollable Color: Street Art Meets Street Style, Laura Fidati

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Uncontrollable Color: Street Art Meets Street Style is the title of my senior Capstone thesis project for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design at Syracuse University. For this project, I designed a collection of six complete outfits that explore the theme of London street art. The thesis project will be presented in a public fashion show at Syracuse University at the end of April. In this critical statement, I will explore a brief history of fashion design, fabric dyes, and street style. Chapter two explains the origins of my inspiration for the collection. The last portion of ...


Stillwater: An Exhibition That Explores Touch And The Everyday Through Ceramic Objects And Photography, Lily Fein May 2016

Stillwater: An Exhibition That Explores Touch And The Everyday Through Ceramic Objects And Photography, Lily Fein

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The exhibition, stillwater, is a Capstone Project that showcases ceramic-based installations in addition to photographs by Ian Sherlock. Both Ian and myself use material and process in its raw form. The work that Sherlock exhibits in stillwater is a series of pinhole camera exposures of the sun passing. He sees this simple yet profound passing of time as an opportunity to gain tacit knowledge of the sun. In my work, I gain parallel knowledge in the medium of clay, as I am physically invested in every mark that I make. There is no smoothing over or correcting; every moment is ...


The Artist, The Workhorse: Labor In The Sculpture Of Anna Hyatt Huntington, Brooke Baerman May 2015

The Artist, The Workhorse: Labor In The Sculpture Of Anna Hyatt Huntington, Brooke Baerman

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973) was an American sculptor of animals who founded the nation’s first sculpture garden, Brookgreen Gardens, in 1932. Hyatt Huntington, whose personal papers are housed at Syracuse University, is an important yet understudied artist. Focusing on Hyatt Huntington’s sculptures in Brookgreen Gardens and on the gardens themselves, which also included a zoo, this paper will examine themes of labor in the artist’s oeuvre.

Hyatt Huntington placed an emphasis on hard work as she fought to distinguish herself as a sculptor in a male-dominated field. The products of her labor often venerate the work of ...


Gustave Doré: The Magic Illustrations Of Charles Perrault’S Contes De Fées, Stephanie Breed May 2015

Gustave Doré: The Magic Illustrations Of Charles Perrault’S Contes De Fées, Stephanie Breed

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Gustave Doré: artist, creator, dreamer. In 1862, Doré illustrated “Les Contes de Perrault,” an anthology of fairy tales by Charles Perrault including familiar stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, and Puss in Boots. Doré’s intricate engravings accompanying each story include picturesque landscapes, expansive forests, and grand cathedrals. In his time, Doré did not feel appreciated or understood by his contemporaries in France and he therefore reverted to the spaces of his childhood for inspiration. Returning to the multi-layered landscapes of the forest and the Gothic cathedral, he re-discovered the sublime and grotesque, enfolding them in turn into ...


What Floor?, Claire Rose Pedulla May 2014

What Floor?, Claire Rose Pedulla

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

What Floor? was the title of my capstone project, which was a temporary installation located in the Comstock Art Building (Comart) at Syracuse University. Comart, one of the university’s art facilities, is located a mile away from the main campus. What Floor? was built within the elevator of the building. For my installation, I transformed the elevator into a living room. I did this by installing carpet, constructing and painting wooden walls to fit within the space, installing those walls, and then furnishing and decorating the space until I felt it was complete. In its finished state, it looked ...


Empowered Pursuit: A Reflective Essay On Using Creative Learning In The Syracuse City School District, Danielle Mae Lewis May 2014

Empowered Pursuit: A Reflective Essay On Using Creative Learning In The Syracuse City School District, Danielle Mae Lewis

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Within the Syracuse City School District, students have been struggling to thrive in an educational environment that focuses on standardization. In 2012, only 48% of high school seniors graduated with a high school diploma in the city of Syracuse. Numerous theories have been discussed as to why students have failed to succeed, with a large portion of these centered on the problems created by the No Child Left Behind Act.

This reflective essay constructs and deconstructs the research and conceptual work produced surrounding the topic of creative learning within the Syracuse City School District. Initial research, summarized in this paper ...


The Design Of Compelling Narratives, Miasha K. Vicino May 2014

The Design Of Compelling Narratives, Miasha K. Vicino

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

While storytelling is an essential form of communication and has been used to help humans make sense of the world and prepare for the future for thousands of years, compelling narratives are designed storytelling systems that encourage the audience to get involved and make active thought and behavioral change. Another significant aspect of compelling narrative design is that they are not resolute. While stories have definite endings, the end of a compelling narrative should be a “call to action”, an opportunity to engage further and invest time, effort, or aid back into the narrative’s cause. The challenge for designers ...


Motivation And Learning: Toward An Intrinsic Approach, Wÿnanda Armas May 2014

Motivation And Learning: Toward An Intrinsic Approach, Wÿnanda Armas

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Having always been fascinated by students’ attitudes towards learning, for my Honors Capstone and for my Industrial and Interaction Design Thesis, I took the opportunity to research motivation in education. Everyone is born intrinsically motivated but this can be conditioned out of us by extrinsic motivation. Despite the known benefits of intrinsic motivation and perils of extras at motivation, extrinsic motivation is continually used, devaluing intrinsic motivation in all kinds of settings, including our schools. While intrinsic motivation cannot be taught, it can be fostered by removing the obstacles that prevent someone from motivating him or herself.

Reading is the ...


Wayward Nosh, Alexandra Marin O'Neil May 2014

Wayward Nosh, Alexandra Marin O'Neil

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Design Challenge How do you get 4-8 year olds to understand their food allergy well enough to communicate it to others? When parents learn their child has a food allergy, for them, it is a stressful, life-changing discovery. For the child, this knowledge has no meaning, yet. Here, there is the opportunity to break down connotations associated with allergies. Through design intervention, this book explores the possibilities of transforming food from problems into assets. For instance, Superman might be “allergic” to kryptonite, but he also has superpowers. Rather than label the child with allergies, why not rebrand allergies to turn ...


Millennial Rust, John Mcgowan May 2014

Millennial Rust, John Mcgowan

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Millennial Rust is a one-artist anthology comic, consisting of the first chapter of a serialized story, The Turkey Avenger, a series of autobiographical comic strips, and a collection of developmental material from the two projects.

The Turkey Avenger follows the exploits of the Turkey Avenger, a self-styled superhero with no discernable superpowers who hopes to “do good” in the best way he knows how: fighting crime. Unfortunely for him, the Turkey Avenger has no idea where to begin his quest for justice, stumbles into what appears to be a kidnapping, and is soon drawn into a conspiracy that’s clearly ...


Bernard: An Illustrated Children’S Book, Hansol Kim May 2013

Bernard: An Illustrated Children’S Book, Hansol Kim

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Capstone Project is an illustrated children’s book titled, Bernard, that I authored and illustrated. It is a 32-page full color illustrated book following the adventures of a bear named Bernard, as he explores what it is like to spend a day in a human town. The idea behind the story was imagined during a serendipitous moment and expanded into a full narrative.

During the creation of the Bernard, I learned the importance of elements such as the rhythm and structure of the children’s book. Wielding a pencil and paper, I explored how little or how much was ...


The Cartoon Lady, Laura Jungreis May 2013

The Cartoon Lady, Laura Jungreis

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

“The Cartoon Lady” is the biography of Bunny Hoest, a longtime cartoonist. The biography aims to tell the story of Bunny’s life and how she entered the cartooning world, as well as the history of cartooning and its future. Bunny’s story is used as an example and a vehicle to explore issues in cartooning, such as ownership and advancing technology.

This project preserves a history. Bunny is the subject of the biography because she is a pioneer in the industry as a strong, female figure. The text demonstrates her significant role in cartooning history as well as the ...


Carrying Oxygen, Jaimie Gerst May 2013

Carrying Oxygen, Jaimie Gerst

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Carrying oxygen is a daily struggle for many who are constant oxygen users. From the moment of prescription to continuous portable oxygen therapy, ones life has changed. Every time an individual has to leave their home, they depend on having their form of portable oxygen therapy with them, in addition to other necessary items needed throughout the day.

Currently, many oxygen carriers do not fit the needs of their user. After talking to people using oxygen, doctors, distributers, and therapists, it became clear that there are several issues with current oxygen tanks and carriers. Oxygen cylinders are predominantly used because ...


Suitcase Magazine, Victoria Wolk May 2013

Suitcase Magazine, Victoria Wolk

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

For my Honors Capstone Project, I chose to create an original magazine. Our campus has many publications, but there is no travel magazine for students to contribute to. I decided to create a campus travel magazine, one that would focus on trips in the general area of Syracuse. I want to be a magazine writer and editor in the future, so this project was a great way for me to gain experience in the field.

I asked friends to help with writing some of the articles, taking photographs, creating original artwork, and helping me to design and layout the magazine ...


Red Rope Magazine: A Sustainable And Creative Model For A Magazine For Chinese Students In The U.S., Kexin Zheng May 2013

Red Rope Magazine: A Sustainable And Creative Model For A Magazine For Chinese Students In The U.S., Kexin Zheng

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Last year, China surpassed India for the first time and became the leading country of origin of all international students studying in the United States. With the increasing number of students from China, American students are getting used to the amount of Chinese faces on campus, and the growing Chinese community has created a comfort zone for the newcomers to live a familiar life within their native language. However, the fundamental issue lies in the need for a stronger sense of empowerment.

Red Rope magazine, with red symbolizing happiness and rope symbolizing binding, will be the first general-interest magazine in ...


The Jump Magazine, Victoria Troxler May 2013

The Jump Magazine, Victoria Troxler

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The Jump is an online life stage magazine for women, focused on the transition from college life to the real world. The magazine’s target audience is women ages 19 and 25 who have recently graduated from college or will soon graduate. These women are interested in a luxury lifestyle and current trends, but also value budgeting and their careers. They are also newcomers to real world. The Jump answers the questions about home décor, cooking, fashion, beauty, and budgeting in a simple way that is tailored to their stage in life.

Each department of The Jump – musings, home, eat ...


The Light Princess: An Illustrated Fairy Tale, Amanda Shaffer May 2013

The Light Princess: An Illustrated Fairy Tale, Amanda Shaffer

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Fairy tales teach children important life lessons, and The Light Princess by George MacDonald is no exception. The main lesson taught by this story is that one needs a balance between gravity and levity, or that there can be no true happiness without knowing sadness as well. This fairy tale is aimed at slightly older children, around age ten, so they might begin to understand this lesson. Younger children would not be able to understand this as well, but it may stick with the older kids. I feel that this is a particularly important life lesson, and my illustrations try ...


Jewelry Inspired By Stem Cells, Nina Matsumoto May 2013

Jewelry Inspired By Stem Cells, Nina Matsumoto

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The representation of living organisms has a long history in jewelry. Since jewelry is intended to be worn on the body, it has the faculty to materialize what typically remains unseen below our skin. Creating this body of work aims to entice public curiosity and educate them in current stem cell research, as it is a promising avenue of medicine that could cure many diseases, rather than treat their symptoms.

The jewelry I made is a glimpse into the body revealing microscopic stem cells, which are essential to our existence. Current research has shown the potential for immense advancement in ...


Branding And Web Design For Inkululeko: With Freedom Comes Hope, Allison Clark May 2013

Branding And Web Design For Inkululeko: With Freedom Comes Hope, Allison Clark

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Honors Capstone Project is entitled “Branding and Web Design for Inkululeko: With Freedom Comes Hope.” I worked with a Syracuse native, Jason Torreano, who recently started up an education nonprofit in Grahamstown, South Africa. This program is called Inkululeko, which, in the local Xhosa language, means “freedom.” The organization seeks to combat the inequalities in education that are a result of Apartheid in South Africa. They operate under the belief that anyone deserves a quality education, and that education is the key to success in a place where people have been denied it for so long.

This project allowed ...


The Small Overlooked Hindu Street Temples Of Madurai, Elina Berzins May 2013

The Small Overlooked Hindu Street Temples Of Madurai, Elina Berzins

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

When I first walked around downtown Madurai, down its narrow and dusty streets that led into more lanes and alleys, I noticed a trend of small street temples that were usually built outside stores and apartment houses. When I asked an older man who sat next to a one of these temples that was modest in size and consisted of a Ganesha, Hindu elephant god statue, he told me that as a Western woman, I shouldn’t waste my time studying these small insignificant temples. He insisted that I focus on the grand and large Meenakshi Temple, which Madurai is ...


Precious Objects: Manufactured Stories, Strata Serving Set, Evan Alton Hutker May 2012

Precious Objects: Manufactured Stories, Strata Serving Set, Evan Alton Hutker

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

My Capstone work explores the way an object can capture the essences of the people and events that it experiences, thereby creating sentimental value for the user. The project is composed of a research phase and a design phase; these two phases cumulated in a research document and a product design. My research phase began by exploring the value created in the relationship between users and their precious objects. At the core of this relationship is the importance of an object’s provenance. Substances can be duplicated but history cannot. We will always value and desire to be in contact ...


Mouth's Cradle Presents: Wisdom Teeth, Kevin Hegedus May 2012

Mouth's Cradle Presents: Wisdom Teeth, Kevin Hegedus

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

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Designing And Producing Citrine: A Reflective Essay On Designing A Fashion Collection And My Personal Fashion Philosophy, Samantha E. Davis May 2012

Designing And Producing Citrine: A Reflective Essay On Designing A Fashion Collection And My Personal Fashion Philosophy, Samantha E. Davis

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

After four months of extensive creative research and material sourcing, a 6-piece spring/summer ready-to-wear fashion collection came into creation to celebrate the modern woman. Bold, graphic, versatile, and feminine describe both the collection and the woman of today who balances discipline and a vivacious passion for life and humanity. All-natural textile fibers of silk, cotton, and various laser cut leathers were utilized to create the collection of day-to-evening wear constructed by Samantha Davis.


- Inter - An Examination Of Potential, John Cardone May 2012

- Inter - An Examination Of Potential, John Cardone

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

Nothing exists that we cannot perceive, nothing is ours that we have not made, and nothing has meaning that we have not given. In order to foster a more active participation in the collaborative act of creation in which mankind engages every day, we must engage in art practices that are completely dependent on interaction and investment. The value of artwork is not derived from its original material but from the energy invested in it and the significance that it gathers from each hand through which it passes. None of us exists in vacuum; instead, all creation relies on collaboration ...


Hue Magazine, Sadé Khadijah Muhammed May 2012

Hue Magazine, Sadé Khadijah Muhammed

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

HUE magazine is a print title dedicated toward the uplift and synergy of women of color in America. At present, there is no publication that makes a conscious effort to not single out women of color in specific ethnic groups, but instead to talk to all of them simultaneously.

At its core, HUE’s target audience is first generation women of color between the ages of 18-25. It is a lifestyle magazine with stories in fashion, beauty, love, culture, health, entrepreneurship, and more. The goal is for the magazine to appeal to the girl in us all who loves fashion ...