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2017 Conference Proceedings
Linking wellness to design: Creating a tool for evaluating user’s wellness experience at the main lobby of healthcare environments
This study focuses on creating and validating user-centered wellness design evaluation criteria and a tool for a healthcare facility’s main entry lobby.
MIXED-USE BUILDING FOR OFFICE WORKERS AFTER HOURS IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF RICHMOND
Focusing on after-office hours, I will be designing mixed-use interior spaces in an existing building in the Central Business District of Richmond to improve the wellness of office workers.
Multimodal Critique: VoiceThread as an online, mobile alternative to the revered design critique
VoiceThread is an online, asynchronous tool that diversifies where, when and how students can immerse in the fluid exchange of ideas, critical to design education.
Nailing the Creative Concept Statement
Conceptual abstraction is difficult for students. Creating a concept from sketch and metaphor exercises, students built aesthetically pleasing functional dog houses that exemplified their concept.
Not My Typology: A Thematic Approach to Interior Design Education
Questioning the pedagogical value of typology-based teaching, we present the structure, implementation, and benefits of a thematic teaching approach for future generations of interior designers.
Not Your Mother’s Dorm Room: Making Sense of a Place on Campus
Living in residence halls on campus can make privacy and self-expression a challenge. This research presentation examines how students overcome institutional barriers to create a sense of place.
Of Light, Space, and Form : Effects Oriented Productions
This paper explores qualities of spatial contingency and autonomy, and the simultaneous production of presence and aloofness -or shimmer- which underlie design processes, conceptual positions and actualized material effects in this set of installations.
Paper + Air
Paper + Air considers the fluctuation of inhabitation and the life of a city. It seeks to unify the past, present, and future through forms that might be found in the overlap between expansion and contraction
The is a study of systemic density, in an attempt to emulate natural conglomerations like a bamboo cluster.
Physical environmental factors for aging in place
This study aimed to explore the Person-Environment fit in elderly housing in order to promote aging in place in a home environment.
Place attachment and design features in senior cohousing in a rural community
This study examined design features that enhance place attachment for older adults residing in a rural senior cohousing community.
Place-ness or Place-less: Addressing Place in Private Residence Design
This private residence was completed in January of 2016 as a new construction project. The interior designer, Melanie Duffey worked with architect, Will Barnes to design a home inspired by Charles Voysey’s 19th century English ramblers.
POPS: Spaces of Appearance and Performance
New York City’s incentive zoning program (1961-2000) created dozens of interior privately-owned-public-spaces (POPS). These represent variable degrees of public-ness, spaces of appearance or performance dependent on those spaces’ access, configuration and features.
Practitioner information behaviors: Research utilization and information seeking
This exploratory study aimed to develop an understanding of practitioner motivations for seeking information through frameworks of research utilization strategies (Pelz, 1978) and information-seeking behaviors (Hëinstrom, 2006).
Radical Reshaping: Public Interiority in Protest Camps
This presentation documents and analyzes the interiority of protest camps—the organizational structure, surrounding context, temporary construction and enclosure. These elements create a unique, semi-public conditional interiority.
Referencing Cultural Context: The President Hotel by William Pahlmann
In the midst of growing globalization, designer William Pahlmann chose to reference cultural context in his interiors, as evidenced by the President Hotel in Hong Kong.
Remembering the Caribbean
Vintage Caribbean photographs provided the foundation for an art installation that sought to convey the migration of people, their clothing, and surrounding objects.
Second Life Furniture
The same way that a drawing or a paper collage starts with a doodle on a white paper, can we provide the context and the right conditions to start a creative process engaging a physical design without needing to have a pre-design: a plan? Second Life is not a furniture line, they are not either sculptures: they are part of a self-learning process, which makes them (somehow and unintentionally) unique pieces, which are born from three conditions: -Reject the idea of a preconceived design. -Engage with the unknown and new techniques and technologies. -Rush: the concept that would link the two previous ones: rush and anxiety of doing and rejecting the idea of designing something: just make it.
Service-Learning Projects as a Tool for Promoting Evidence-Based Design for Special Populations
This poster illustrates two different case study projects which utilize a service-oriented approach to teaching evidence-based design for special populations.
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