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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Cultural differences in the context of fast food website design: a comparison of Taiwan and the United States, Yin-Sin Chang

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Effective movie title sequence: a challenge to Chinese designers, Bo Chen

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Collective world: interdisciplinary collaboration and communication in the visual arts, Stefanie Kim Yoshiko Dao

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Designing for interactive eBooks: an evaluation of effective interaction elements in children’s eBooks, Karen Marie Doty

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artIfacs, Nicki Dean Friess

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Touch-screen tablet navigation and older adults: an investigation into the perceptions and opinions of baby boomers on long, scrolling home pages and the "hamburger icon", Linda Litchfield Griffen

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Women in Iran: ancient history to modern times, and back, Rahele Jomepour

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Place as a positive reflection of self, Cynthia A. Kelly

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Magic masala, Rohini Kummitha

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A study for increasing reusable cup consumption in the coffee industry: focused on behavior change with motivation, Joongsup Lee

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Changing perceptions and the impact of culture, Sodam Lee

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MetaRegionalism, Lyndsay Audra Nissen

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Women in a box, Hua Pan

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The lens of empathy, Earle Howard Rock

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A lovely room of death, Tessia Laryn Rockey

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The Anthropologie effect, Nichole R. Staker

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Tensegrity, Heather Kathleen Whittlesey

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A symbolism study of expression in text-based communication, Xi Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A comparison of the covers of Elle magazine for Mainland China and U.S., Xiaohan Chen

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Safety issues of children age 3-5 years in school classrooms: a perspective of classrooms in the United States, Weiqi Chu

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Introducing transdisciplinary design thinking in early undergraduate education to facilitate collaboration and innovation, Edward Joseph Cupps

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The historic rehabilitation of the E.E. Warren Opera House in Greenfield, Iowa: Design of a café, chamber of commerce, and art gallery focused on wayfinding and adaptability, Brittany Noel Dieleman

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Influences on pedestrian bi-directional route within exhibition spaces, Jennifer Claudia Haywood

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A proposed model for designing children's health-focused serious games, Whitley R. Kemble

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Constructing realities, Wyeth Lynch

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Getting out of the kitchen and into the bedroom: The objectification of women in advertising through the use of design elements Exploring the perception of sexual imagery and objectification in advertising amongst graphic design undergraduates, Melissa McDonald

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Making healthful decisions: A redesign of the Nutrition Facts Label using principles of graphic user interface, Jessica Palo

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Tunnel vision, Celinda Marie Stamy

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Wayfinding for the blind in a retail setting, Meghana Veeramachaneni

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Teaching, connecting, and having fun: The interplay between empathy, play, and comics in graphic design higher education, Cyndi Wiley

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User experience: a review of methodology and the creation of an evaluation instrument, Ryan Graham Williams

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Curriculum & course design: preparing graphic design & visual communication students, Ryan Gary Wilson

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Public perception of sustainable interior design practices in residential settings, Stephanie Paula Wingate

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Spatial influences on socialization in preschool classrooms, Zina Alaswad

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Opportunity for success: Website evaluation and scanning by students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hannah Joy Deering

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A study comparing table-based and list-based smartphone interface usability, Patrick M. Finley

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Arable visions, Naomi Friend

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A study on academic search engines: comparison between dynamic queries and regular faceted search, Stefan Ganchev Ganchev

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Playing house: exploring domesticity gone awry, Amanda Janette Hall

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Designing visitor experience for open-ended creative engagement in art museums: A conceptual multi-touch prototype design, Kegeng Liu

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The role of photography in framing and creating personal narrative: An analysis of the 2012 presidential candidates, Britta Lynn Mennecke

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Beasts of Earth and Spirit, Molly Katherine Nagel

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The influence of the postmodern graphic design genre on contemporary graphic design as analyzed in the context of generic participation, Michael Edward Outhouse

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The developing role of the university library as a student learning commons: Implications to the interior spaces within, Nicole Kay Peterson

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Into the hinterland, Kara Marie Weyand

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Creating a better product experience in organic cereal packaging design, Lei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Creating an evaluation system for a mobile application design to enhance usability and aesthetics, Jiyoung Choi

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Analytic Hyperrealism in Photography Remodeling the study of light through computational modes of exploring image making., Matthew John Corones

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Maps of routes to destinations and their utility for direction giving, Clifford J. Gentry

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Electronic Form Design, Mikako Matsunaga

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Designing Restaurant Digital Menus to Enhance User Experience, Yun Wang

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Empathy, connectivity, authenticity, and trust: A rhetorical framework for creating and evaluating interaction design, Cyndi Wiley

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News media design: A comparative study of digital application format, Lei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Building a community in a cultural district as a medium for creating intimacy and social affiliation with interiors: Case study of the Ames train depot as a community building, Kyoungmee Byun

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Design of a visually enhanced searchable database for exploration and application of biomimicry in interior design, Meredith Chambers

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A study of preference of form in logos between Generation X and the Cultural Revolution Generation in China's big cities, Haiqiong Che

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Developing a Method for Designing Sports Logos, Devon Elizabeth Estes

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Designing identities for "green" industries, Beverly Lynn Krumm

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Development of a logo assessment matrix in response to challenges in designing graphic identity for country tourism branding campaigns, Mariam Melkumyan

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Studying the associative properties of rhythm on the perception of emotion, Aaron Neff

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Uncovering the hidden complexities in the wayfinding user experience: Development of explanatory models, Alan Parsons

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Perceptual and emotional response to shape and color: A study for healthcare logo design, Becky Therese Popelka

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The Design of Packaging Graphics for the expansion of Ghanaian Chocolate products, Emmanuel Kwadwo Saka

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An Uncertain Stability, Larrison Wade Seidle

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Turned pages/the artist book inthe age of technology, Paula Kay Streeter

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A Content Assessment Tool for the exhibit design process, using graphic design and communication theory as a framework for generating meaningful messages., Kimberly Rene Topp

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Memory: Beauty, fragmentation and image, Anastasia Jo Whited

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Decor(um), Sarah Elizabeth Zenti

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Beyond Usability: An Alternative Usability Evaluation Method, PUT-Q2, Troy Donald Abel

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Service-learning as strategy of aging and environment: developing generations of socially responsible interior designers, Lisa Marie Bates

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Enhancing patient experience through environmental design in healthcare: A case study of privacy at Thielen Student Health Center and McFarland Clinic in Ames, Iowa, Brytton Jade Bjorngaard

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A study of how lighting can affect a guest's dining experience, Amy Elizabeth Ciani

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Miyazaki's graphic novels: patterns in design, James Rothschild Ewald

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Drawn cognitive maps of environmental perceptions and expectations in the Des Moines International Airport, Clifford J. Gentry

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Nature, culture, and emotion:Objects of wood, metal, and stone, Sunki Hong

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Nearly gone, Amanda Marie Hood

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Wayfinding in healthcare environments: A case study and proposed guidelines, Kristin Lewis

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Globalization, culture, and communication: Proposal for cultural studies integration within higher education graphic design curriculum, Brooke Scherer

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User centered design evaluation of the grocery store environment:, Shelley A. Steenblock

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Modularity: The solution for green tradeshow exhibit designs, Purnima Swaharu

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Retail branding through sensory experience: local case-study at Chocolaterie Stam, Ahmed Mohammed Alawadhi

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Using the Concept of Transvaluation in the Branding Process to Create Essential Stickiness - a case study of the launch of O, the Oprah Magazine: how embedding brand character changes the function of the product in the eyes of those who live the brand, Paula Chenchar Hanus

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The influence of design factors on trust in a bank's website, Seungyeon Ha

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A method for evaluating the design of websites for birthing hospitals in Shanghai, Fei Huang

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Alcohol with an attitude: Reducing aggression in drinking establishments through interior design, Jessica Lynn James

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Guidelines, identity and competing needs: The effect of signage design guidelines on uniformity and variety in urban retail business districts, Nanhee Kim

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State of Being ~Perpetual Motion~ beauty spreading like water, Hiromi Okumura

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Perception, understanding, and belief through woodcut and monotype prints of the parable of the sower and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ., Eric Cogu Robinson

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The development of an analysis tool to categorize, Michael Onffroy Shelley

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Design communication through model making: A taxonomy of physical models in interior design education, Elaine Steffanny

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The culture differences on web design: a study of Taiwan's and United States' websites, Wan-ting Tsai

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Sensory study in restaurant interior design, Xue Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Beyond Usability: A Rubric to Evaluate the Emotional Impact of E-commerce Homepages, Troy Donald Abel

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A recommendation for improving the sense of orientation by enhancing visual communication on wayfinding systems: a case study of Minneapolis skyway system, Sohyun Kim Chung

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Dream of the Techno-Shaman, Trent Nathaniel Grover

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Family Tools, Jon Kamrath

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Designing a nutritional packaging system for end stage renal disease patients on hemodialysis to maintain their diet and health, Min Sun Lee

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Design for aging eyes: an in-depth look at fast-food outdoor menu displays, Kimberly Marie Melhus

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Culture, context, and communication: developing a culturally sensitive curriculum in graphic design education, Renee J. Meyer

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Interior design versus interior decoration: evaluating the public's perception of design television shows, Jillissa Lynn Moorman