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Integrating Sustainability Into Design Education, Todd Barsanti Oct 2011

Integrating Sustainability Into Design Education, Todd Barsanti

Faculty Publications and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


The Designer Who Started A Print Revolution. Remembering Steve Jobs., John O'Connor Oct 2011

The Designer Who Started A Print Revolution. Remembering Steve Jobs., John O'Connor

Articles

Article commissioned by Irish Printer to commemorate Steve Jobs.


Appropriateness In Design, Wing Man, Karen Ma Sep 2011

Appropriateness In Design, Wing Man, Karen Ma

Theses & Dissertations

When the term ‘design object’ is used to refer to artifacts, we presuppose that they can serve mundane functions and provide aesthetic pleasure. In many cases, the visual form of a design object is a result of achieving aesthetic function and practical function. What is the relation between these two functions? In the design process, designers also strike a balance between aesthetic pursuit, utilitarian purpose and other factors, such as environmental protection. What is the balance of these aims (aesthetic aim and the non-aesthetic aims)? My research on this topic suggests that it may be useful to conceive it in ...


Defining Sustainability For Designers, Todd Barsanti Aug 2011

Defining Sustainability For Designers, Todd Barsanti

Faculty Publications and Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Trends In Logo Design Among Fortune 100 Companies, Juliane Bone Aug 2011

Trends In Logo Design Among Fortune 100 Companies, Juliane Bone

Graphic Communication

Using ten different criteria to rigorously inspect ten logo designs, this paper concludes that conceptuality is perhaps the most important component of a brand’s identity. Graphic Communication students, who are the future of the industry, offered up their conclusions of these logos and the success of the design. With the incorporation of articles and opinions of those in the field, trends in the latest logos are found.


Coco Chanel : De La Rue À La Haute Couture – Adaptant La Nouvelle Femme, Shannon R. Funkhouser Jun 2011

Coco Chanel : De La Rue À La Haute Couture – Adaptant La Nouvelle Femme, Shannon R. Funkhouser

Honors Theses

The current project sought to analyze the life and work of the designer Coco Chanel. Through investigation into her life course, values, contributions to art, theater, dance, fashion, and women’s rights, it is argued that Chanel embodied the time period in which she lived ; she both influenced, and was influenced by the cultural forces that predominated. Particular attention is paid to the time periods following World War I and World War II, two events that drastically changed artistic aesthetics, social norms, and life values. The post-war eras provided the fuel for the women’s liberation movement, ushering in the ...


Evolution Of Flow In Games, Paul J. Tunison Jun 2011

Evolution Of Flow In Games, Paul J. Tunison

Honors Theses

Every one wants to play a fun game, but ”fun” is a subjective quality. Flow, a psychological theory to define what ”fun” is, states that, for an activity to be considered fun, the chal-lenge it presents must correlate with that participant’s abilities such that the activity is neither too easy or too difficult. One of the biggest problems for game designers is balancing the difficulty of its content in such a way that it appeals to the largest audience possible. In order to broaden audiences, de-velopers need to invest effort into creating numerous, discrete balances that are aligned to ...


A Taste Of Design: Incorporating Semiotics Into Flavor Of Slo 2011, Michael B. Leibovich Jun 2011

A Taste Of Design: Incorporating Semiotics Into Flavor Of Slo 2011, Michael B. Leibovich

Communication Studies

This paper explores the use of semiotics in designing a logo, brand, and website for Flavor of SLO 2011: a non-profit food, wine, and beer tasting event benefiting United Way of San Luis Obispo County.


Bleach, Kim E. Alexander Jr. May 2011

Bleach, Kim E. Alexander Jr.

CGU MFA Theses

The work in this exhibition investigates the unique potential for drawing to articulate the ideas and attitudes of architecture and objects. Accepting drawing as operating in conceptual space, I explore experimental loops within the visual logic of that territory. The work asserts the material fact of drawing and its connection to forms of fabrication in other materials like wood, paint, metal, and plastic. Like painting and sculpting, the drawings occupy an intangible state between objects and ideas. I embrace this irresolution. Please see Download button in top right corner for the full statement.


Classic Tailoring For Women's Wear, Michelle Mccarthy May 2011

Classic Tailoring For Women's Wear, Michelle Mccarthy

Senior Honors Projects

A well-tailored jacket is considered to be a staple item in a working-woman’s wardrobe. Generally characterized as a garment with notched collar and lapels and a lining, these “tailored” garments are expected to fit appropriately and be constructed to a high level of quality. Classic tailoring, also known as bespoke tailoring in the UK, refers to the methods and techniques used to build a completely original and unique suit for your client.

For this project, each of my clients are members of my family: my younger cousin, myself, my mother, and my grandmother. Presenting four generations in my family ...


The Fabrication Of Gender: Concept To Catwalk, Emily J. Pascoe May 2011

The Fabrication Of Gender: Concept To Catwalk, Emily J. Pascoe

Senior Honors Projects

Gender, as I have come to understand it, is a vast, variable and personal response to one’s society and culture. As an interpretation of one’s biological sex it is a prominent aspect in our lives. Because of this prominence, attributes of gender are revealed in many forms. In relevance to fashion gender is manifested visually. Traits of femininity, androgyny and masculinity are rendered in dress and appearance.

I have portrayed these traits by using editorial fashion images to create a visual gender continuum. Using images from a compilation of current fashion magazines, whose target consumers are either men ...


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 ...


A Lexicon Of Drawing Problems And Solutions, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg Jan 2011

A Lexicon Of Drawing Problems And Solutions, Johannes H. Von Gumppenberg

Johannes von Gumppenberg Books

Not so much a "how-to" on drawing, this book of unique art plates adds new insights to modern concepts of composition and design. Its beautiful presentation seeks to please the art collector as well as the student.

A single theme, whose nuggets are scattered throughout, unifies these varied and original drawings done over a period of ten years: Understanding fundamentals enables the modern artist to present "all things in all ways," making the most of both observation and inventiveness.

This volume consists only of images. While including "teaching text" handwritten into the illustrations, at the same time the artist crafted ...


A Process Of Design: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dennis R. Berfield Mr. Jan 2011

A Process Of Design: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dennis R. Berfield Mr.

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

A collaborative process, when implemented for a theatrical production, not only reinforces a design team's ability to tell a story, it supports a artistically unified design that can be communicated easily to all members of a production team regardless of their production role. The information within this thesis is documentation of a collaborative process between the Scenic Designer and the production team for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. Preliminary design images, model photographs, Autodesk AutoCAD ...


Design Of A Visually Enhanced Searchable Database For Exploration And Application Of Biomimicry In Interior Design, Meredith Chambers Jan 2011

Design Of A Visually Enhanced Searchable Database For Exploration And Application Of Biomimicry In Interior Design, Meredith Chambers

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Biomimetics in Design

Biomimicry is an approach to design that extracts design inspiration and principles from natural systems and organisms. When effectively integrated into the design process, this approach can yield products and systems that offer a variety of potential economic and environmental benefits. The research presented here examines some strategies and methods that can assist designers with the successful incorporation of biomimetics into the design process. These include approaches to integrating biomimicry into the design process, strategies to improve the exploration and identification of biological sources of inspiration, and methods to assist with the productive application of biomimetics to ...


In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan Jan 2011

In The Eye Of The Beholder? An Investigation Of Student Assessment In The Creative Arts In Universities, Christopher John Morgan

Theses

This thesis addresses the question of how university academics in the creative arts might assess students’ creative works fairly and appropriately. Specifically, it considers how these academics conceptualise and approach the task of student assessment, what tensions and dilemmas are experienced in student assessment, and how student assessment practices in the creative arts might be made more transparent and robust. The complexities of student assessment in the creative arts, and the uncertainties and vulnerabilities that beleaguer academics when making judgements about the quality of their students’ creative works are widely recognised, but not well understood. This investigation employed Naturalistic Inquiry ...


Developing A Method For Designing Sports Logos, Devon Elizabeth Estes Jan 2011

Developing A Method For Designing Sports Logos, Devon Elizabeth Estes

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Sports are a central part of American culture. Because of this, sports leagues like the NFL and WNBA have profited and continue to profit from fan attendance and loyalty. Americans spend billions of dollars every year on NFL football game attendance and merchandise. An essential aspect of these successful sports organizations is a successful brand and logo design. While establishing any new sports team has many challenges, women's sports teams face additional hurdles. Preconceived ideas of femininity held by American society are sometimes challenged by female athletes, and a traditional sports audience might not be the best market for ...