Education Research

The focus of From Models to Install is to present a specific course of action that relies on the use of systems: grid and hierarchical structures borrowed from typographic layouts for the exhibition models and fabrication frameworks for the installations.
01/08/2020

From Models to Install

This research explores the power of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques when applied to environmental exhibitions, creating a call to action in the new generation of young adults.
09/20/2019

This research explores the power of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques when applied to environmental exhibitions, creating a call to action in the new generation of young adults.

The Re: recall, relive, remember exhibition will have six main areas, focusing on explaining the disease of dementia, providing community advice for caregivers, and presenting the main gallery space for individuals with dementia to interact with museum ob
09/20/2019

The Re: recall, relive, remember exhibition will have six main areas, focusing on explaining the disease of dementia, providing community advice for caregivers, and presenting the main gallery space for individuals with dementia to interact with museum objects, a dance floor, and a maker space.

This paper presents the results from a curricular trial which saw the modification of an existing typeface design course—within an interdisciplinary undergraduate graphic design program—to cover principals of environmental graphic design (EGD).
09/20/2019

This paper presents the results from a curricular trial which saw the modification of an existing typeface design course—within an interdisciplinary undergraduate graphic design program—to cover principals of environmental graphic design (EGD).

In order to bring attention to the e-waste issue, graphic design students from Belmont University created designs for a large electronic display built from 55 old or partially broken tablet computers. This project is designed to create a unique set of des
09/19/2019

In order to bring attention to the e-waste issue, graphic design students from Belmont University created designs for a large electronic display built from 55 old or partially broken tablet computers. This project is designed to create a unique set of design constraints, forcing students to find creative solutions to the visual problem.

Bridging EGD: Introducing Communities to the Potentials of Environmental Graphic Design
10/28/2014

Justin Molloy
The University of Oklahoma

ABSTRACT
This paper discusses the potential for environmental graphic design (EGD) in emergent and small communities where both EGD and the value of design are unknown. When designers arrive in a community for the first time, they tend to notice things other people do not. Things like how information and experiences are integrated into a cityscape or neighborhood, or how a vision of a community shapes the delivery of their identity or message. When I arrived in Oklahoma nearly a year ago, I was told that there were huge opportunities for design to make an impact. Designers in Oklahoma are aware of what could be possible, but “the bridge” to make design a community focus had to date not been completed. Leaders in these communities have not been connected to the full potential that design offers. Without this knowledge base, the users of these communities do not understand what design is. A common misunderstanding that complicates matters is that design is equated as marketing. Design is mistakenly understood as the way to “dress things up” or make something “eye catching.” The incomplete part of “the bridge” is the notion that design can be a transformative mechanism that goes beyond the surface, and has the capacity to change the way we experience our present moment and envision our future.

The Sustainable Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Graphic Design
10/02/2014

College of Design & Innovation
Tongji University

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the sustainable challenges and opportunities in environmental graphic design through the lens of two projects implemented in Shanghai. The first, a wayfinding program for the Shanghai South Railway Station, is a study in using EGD to support and enhance sustainable behavior. The second, a signage and EGD program for a practice center at Tongji University, demonstrates EGD’s ability to support cultural sustainability, particularly in the use of typography and symbols to connect users and create a unique sense of identity.

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