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The Arts Engagement Project: Describing And Understanding Student Learning Through The Arts In The College Years, Deb Mexicotte Nov 2014

The Arts Engagement Project: Describing And Understanding Student Learning Through The Arts In The College Years, Deb Mexicotte

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This session focuses on initial findings from a 4-year IRB reviewed longitudinal study designed to capture students’ co-curricular arts engagement at the University of Michigan, and the effects that engagement may have on their personal development and learning.


At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken Nov 2014

At The Edges Of Performance, New Media, And World Affairs, Robert Swedberg, Alan Macvey, Christopher Merrill, Leslie Finken

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

These presentations explore how technology has and can impact theatre and performing arts initiatives, from Green Opera at the University of Michigan--a collaborative result of the departments of Physics, Environmental Science, and Engineering with the School of Theatre, Music and Dance; to Book Wings at the University of Iowa--a groundbreaking collaborative theatre initiative that uses the latest media technologies to bring together actors, writers, directors, translators, and stage spaces across the world to produce one unified theatre experience.


From Commission To Social Movement: Research-Led Design In Action, Haneen Al Sharif, Hadeer Omar, Patricia Duignan Nov 2014

From Commission To Social Movement: Research-Led Design In Action, Haneen Al Sharif, Hadeer Omar, Patricia Duignan

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

In May 2013 the Center for Research Design and Entrepreneurship received a commission from the company Maersk Oil Qatar to design a brochure about the proper installation and use of child car seats. The team tasked with creating the brochure began with a question: how can design change peoples’ behavior? This question was the first step toward the quick evolution and exponential expansion of the project from a single brochure on child car seats to a nation-wide campaign and social movement encompassing all aspects of road safety.

In Qatar traffic accidents account for one out of every eight deaths, and ...


Researching Ideation Across Disciplines And Universities, Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna Daly, Kathryn Jablokow, Eli Silk, Christian Wehr Nov 2014

Researching Ideation Across Disciplines And Universities, Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Seda Yilmaz, Shanna Daly, Kathryn Jablokow, Eli Silk, Christian Wehr

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

This panel discusses methods and findings of an NSF-funded, multidisciplinary project examining ideation flexibility, performance, teaming, tools and problem framing among students from both research and educational perspectives. They highlight the integration of three disciplines (engineering, industrial design, and education) and facilitate an in-depth discussion of how each discipline complements the others in contributing to the project.


Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson, Alliance For The Arts In Research Universities Nov 2014

Conference Program, Lauren Fretz Thompson, Alliance For The Arts In Research Universities

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

With over 50 sessions and nearly 150 guest speakers, Edge Effects spotlights curricular, co-curricular, research, and community-focused arts-integrated interdisciplinary collaborations developing nationwide. Plenary conversations explore sustainability, funding, and university public-private partnerships for this important work.


Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson Apr 2014

Partner – Translate – Impact: A Method For Public Interest Design In Architectural Education, Nadia M. Anderson

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Global financial systems, increased human mobility, and climate change are contemporary forces creating historic disparities between rich and poor, increased rural-to-urban migration, and frequent natural disasters. These conditions demand that architecture rethink its relationship with natural and built environments and the people who occupy them.


Predicting Success Of Interior Design Alumni As An Assessment Of The Curriculum: Post Graduation Years 1-10, Lori B. Stone, Allison Reich, Nora M. Ladjahasan, Lee W. Cagley, Abigail E. Lundquist Mar 2014

Predicting Success Of Interior Design Alumni As An Assessment Of The Curriculum: Post Graduation Years 1-10, Lori B. Stone, Allison Reich, Nora M. Ladjahasan, Lee W. Cagley, Abigail E. Lundquist

Interior Design Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

The main question being explored in this research study is “does what we teach in the Interior Design Department make students successful in industry.” The measure of success in this study used two different variables, which include annual salary and job satisfaction.


Creatist: Connecting Creatives Across Campuses, Odyssey Team 1, Trevor Myrick, Dani Powers, Sadah Proctor, Sarah Rozman, Bruno Tambusco, Sara Tanner Feb 2014

Creatist: Connecting Creatives Across Campuses, Odyssey Team 1, Trevor Myrick, Dani Powers, Sadah Proctor, Sarah Rozman, Bruno Tambusco, Sara Tanner

Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities Conference Proceedings

In the traditional university system, departments and majors often limit the opportunity for students to network, share ideas and collaborate. Specifically related to the arts, many students’ projects or ideas need collaborating partners with varying skill-sets to assist in realizing these projects. This team’s project is called “Creatist,” a digital forum that provides space for collaboration, creativity, community and workflow. This responsive, mobile-ready website would provide a structured and problem-based networking forum for students who are creatively inclined. Students could create a profile that would include their creative portfolio, interests and skills, lists of projects completed, and other customizable ...


Hand To Mouse: Integrated Technology Laboratory In Undergraduate Architectural Education, Ulrike Passe, Kristin M. Nelson Jan 2014

Hand To Mouse: Integrated Technology Laboratory In Undergraduate Architectural Education, Ulrike Passe, Kristin M. Nelson

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The undergraduate building technology sequence (uBTS) seeks to impart a broad understanding of environmental systems through a variety of research and simulation techniques including direct observation, traditional calculations and scientific method, and advanced modeling and evaluation software. The integration of the uBTS sequence with studio project work and engagement with the larger inter-institutional research efforts encourages strong student engagement and early mastery of advanced skills. This paper will discuss the above general themes through specific laboratory case studies which are tied to key points in the three year uBTS.


Chicken And Egg? Hentagon, Icosa-Coop, And Two Types Of Experience, Mikesch Muecke, Peter M. Evans Jan 2014

Chicken And Egg? Hentagon, Icosa-Coop, And Two Types Of Experience, Mikesch Muecke, Peter M. Evans

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In an essay with the title Experience and Poverty,1 Walter Benjamin writes about the lack of traditional experience (Erfahrung)—a kind of acquired knowledge—that could be handed down to younger generations through story-telling and hands-on instruction. Benjamin reads this experience as a cipher for modern architecture where one material—steel—stands in for a cultural perspective toward traditions, while glass represents a new virtual existence expressed in a short-term event-based experience—in German the word is Erlebnis—both of which, we think, can be transmitted through contemporary pedagogy. In our paper we argue that effective teaching of beginning- ...


A Machine For Learning: Materials And Construction In The Beginning Design Studio, James E. Leach, James M. Spiller Jan 2014

A Machine For Learning: Materials And Construction In The Beginning Design Studio, James E. Leach, James M. Spiller

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

An ongoing effort, begun nearly a decade ago by the building technology faculty, seeks to increase integration of the concepts and content taught within the technical courses into design studio work. This has primarily been implemented through lab assignments in the technical courses devised to apply developing technical knowledge to current, or recently-completed design studio projects. This approach has met with considerable success in the later years of the architectural education, after students have acquired a strong foundation of technical knowledge. There is greater difficulty, however, in fluently integrating building technology content in early studios, particularly given a greater fluidity ...


Brick By Brick: Improved Outcomes Through Linked Learning Objectives In Beginning Technology Labs, Kris Nelson, Rob Whitehead Jan 2014

Brick By Brick: Improved Outcomes Through Linked Learning Objectives In Beginning Technology Labs, Kris Nelson, Rob Whitehead

Architecture Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The practice of designing high-performing, technically proficient buildings in an integrated manner has increased in importance (and frequency) in step with elevated expectations for measurable building performance standards. However, traditional pedagogical models for building technology education have done little to adjust in response relying instead upon outdated modes for the classroom structure, content, and teaching methods.


Curriculum & Course Design: Preparing Graphic Design & Visual Communication Students, Ryan Gary Wilson Jan 2014

Curriculum & Course Design: Preparing Graphic Design & Visual Communication Students, Ryan Gary Wilson

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

For a majority of undergraduate design students, their education will lead them to a professional career in professional design practice. It is important to understand how that outcome is connected with a design education. Graphic design and visual communication students are taught differently from university to university, college to college. The intent of this thesis is to fully understand curriculum and course design and how each can be best modified to allow for changing practices in the industry as well as constantly changing technology. There is great importance in understanding the needs for a design education as well as the ...


Does Categorical Perception Interfere With Drawing Accuracy?, Larissa F. Arnold Jan 2014

Does Categorical Perception Interfere With Drawing Accuracy?, Larissa F. Arnold

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Drawing is a medium of expression engaged in by humans for centuries. However, very little research has been done on the drawing abilities of average adults. Some researchers (Cohen & Bennet, 1997; Thouless, 1931; Cohen & Jones, 2008) suggest that the way an object is perceived influences and disrupts a person's ability to draw that object accurately. The current experiments investigated whether participants are influenced by categorical coding of relations among the parts of an object and whether this categorical perception interfered with participants' drawing abilities. In experiment 1, we found that participants are influenced by categorical coding of the relative size of ...