• New Methods To Manage Design Firms

      Yousaf, Mohammed (2012-05)
      As a child, I lived in a small city in Jordan called Irbid, where a lot of people knew each other, and I would wake up to my family chatting in the morning. When I was 18 years old, I left my country for the first time to visit Syria. It was very nice to get to know a different culture; it gave me a new perspective on communication. After that I started travelling a lot
    • The Other I

      Snyder, Andrew (2012-04)
      I have always been interested in the idea of duality. By this I am referring to the two sides, or personalities, of a person, the side that is presented to the world, and the side that that is hidden. The term Alter Ego, which is Latin for "other I" began being used in the nineteenth century when psychologists first started diagnosing Dissociative Identity Disorder, or Multiple Personality Disorder. This disorder has the characteristics of having two or more different personalities that can take control of an individual's character1
    • Ozonexus

      Pothumarthi, Kartheeka (2012-04-26)
      I love nature. I had a very strong connection with nature from my childhood. Most of my childhood was spent playing in the garden, staring at the water of a small pond near my house, collecting flowers and preserving them in thick sheets and arranging them into greeting cards. That was my first attempt to be creative and design something new. I cherish the moments where I tried to catch the butterflies (but failed to catch them), running behind the flying dandelion seeds and enjoying the warm sun rays. As years passed by my world started a rapid shift from garden to a pile of books, a computer and a mobile phone. I slowly stopped my usual visits to the garden and that small pond because I was busy finishing my homework, texting and chatting with friends
    • The Path To Another World

      Lu, Rio Ying-Shu (2012-08)
      I am a very ordinary girl and grew up in a very traditional Taiwanese family. We worship and pray to gods and our ancestors since our religion is Taoism. Also, we made traditional food by ourselves for some worship festivals. These are the memories of my childhood but I still can tell many details. I was standing at the side and watched when my grandparents were cooking for worship and I could try the food when they got some extra portions. The taste of the food is still on my tongue and still clear. My time with my family as a child is so sweet that I decided to create my project with those memories. Therefore, the food offerings and the worship culture in Taiwan are my original ideas for my thesis
    • Plato's Shadows

      Tice, Jackie (2012-04-27)
      Plato described reality as akin to being chained facing a cave walL Reality was behind you where you could not see and was related to you only by the shadows it cast before you. The question of what constitutes reality is a debate that has raged since Plato's time,and continues today. Bacon stated, "Those who aspire not to guess and divine, but to discover and know; who propose not to devise fabulous words of their own, but to examine and dissect the nature of this very world itself, must go to the facts themselves for everything
    • Seeking Truth

      Gibson, Ricki (2012-06-25)
      I seek to reveal truths with my art. Working with photographic portraits I try to show more than just a pretty face; I try to unveil the subjects both to themselves and to the viewer. I want to boil down their essences to the core and convey their true selves. I try to show the duality of the subjects' personalities. One side of that personality is what photographer Nelli Palomaki calls your "mirror face" 1; this is the face you choose to put out into the world and illustrates the way in which you would like to be perceived. I like to juxtapose this image, the "mirror face," with an image of the true self; the self you do not always like to show the world, the one that you only truly reveal when alone.
    • Urban Vines: The Art of the Wine Label

      Frentz, Ashley (2012-07)
      Design can be found anywhere, from the shoes on your feet to the bottle in your hand. In the past few years I have developed a growing interest in the wine industry. From the moment you decide to purchase a bottle of wine you are embarking on a journey. Selecting a bottle of wine is truly a unique experience. In most cases, the task is much more enjoyable now than it was in previous decades. The design of every bottle, cork, label, and package is truly a piece of art, which can make your experience one to remember.
    • You Love until You Don't

      Breitigam, Kari (2012-04-24)
      Desire, longing, and obsession are complex emotions. These feelings can manifest in • many forms including escapism, vicarious living, materialism, and romance. I believe that many of our most deeply ingrained desires develop in childhood and adolescence. The desires of this period often remain with us through adulthood even though we may try to hide them. We hold on to our delusions; we never really grow out of our childish fantasies. These emotions become especially complicated when that which we desire is out of our reach or perhaps doesn't even exist at all. We often have a love-hate relationship with the things we desire. A longing for something that is unattainable can be accompanied by a desire to destroy that thing. My work is an exploration of the ambivalent relationship we often have with objects of desire.