New Ph.D. Students Present Their Research Areas
Four Ph.D. students in the College of Design Ph.D. program successfully presented their research interest areas on May 7 to over 50 members of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Design. The presentation of research interest areas is an introductory presentation for first-year students and introduces these individuals to the Ph.D. community. The students will do a second presentation in October 2020, incorporating updates from the Ph.D. faculty received at this first meeting.
The presenting students included:
- Dong-Jae Yi
Advisors: Kofi Boone Art Rice
Title: Environment Design Activism: Empowering communities through the design experience
- Rosa McDonald
Advisor: Wayne Place
Title: Expanding Architectural Materials: Integrating vegetation into Architecture
- Yanhua Lu
Advisor: Celen Pasalar
Title: Urban Design with Technology: How AR Wayfinding Applications Influence People’s Perception of Sense of Place in the Urban Settings
- Raaga Bhandari
Advisor: Robin Abrams
Title: Building Social Cohesion through Urban Design: The Efficacy of Affordances to Enable Inter-Cultural Encounters Within Public Spaces
The students presented for 10 minutes and then the faculty asked questions and shared their opinions/comments for 10-15 minutes based on the review criteria as follows:
- Is the project worth doing?
- Is the proposed scope of the project reasonable for a dissertation study?
- Is the student’s work informed by significant reading?
- Does the student have the background to undertake this study?
- Can the student suggest methodological approaches/perspectives that are appropriate to the investigation?
- Is the student organized and articulate in the presentation and writing?