Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design
Master of Graphic Design
The student initiated final project is undertaken in the last two semesters of the program, and is in part a culmination of graduate study that synthesizes previous coursework and investigations. Students are responsible for defining the area of investigation, for the research that informs their investigation, for organizing the study and its methods, and for documenting the results.
Then Finally is a repository of recent final project documents and digital support files. It is part of an online student publication series from the Master of Graphic Design program at NC State University, which includes:
Collaborating with Machines Rather than Commanding Them: Interaction and Interface Design for a Human-AI Collaboration Paradigm
How can the design of a graphical user interface utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities in a context of use informed by human- computer collaboration, help designers create design artifacts that require information abundant research and dissemination?
Designing a Multi-Level Reporting System for Visualizing Glanceable and Cumulative Data to Promote Eco-Friendly Behaviors
How can the design of glanceable displays and reporting dashboards motivate individuals to engage in sustainable decision-making by visually communicating how incremental actions, taken over time, accumulate to produce meaningful contributions towards societal efforts aimed at mitigating climate change?
Designing Computer Supported Collaborative Conversations: For Online Design Communities to Prompt Tangible Action Toward Advocacy Goals
How can the design of an online community platform incorporate opportunities for collaborative conversation between recent graduates who are interested in socially responsible design strategies to address goals and coordinate actions?
TYPE2U: A Customized Service Design for People with Type 2 Diabetes that Supports Making Healthy Food Choices
How can the design of a food shopping application support dietary adherence in adults newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by assisting and integrating their food purchasing decisions related to Food Selection, Food Substitution, and Food Combination?
How can the design of an online learning platform facilitate learning to make by lowering barriers to entry for self-learning novices and support the community engagement through a contextual user interface?
Perceptions of One’s Self and Others in Virtual Reality: Designing minimal form virtual embodiments that establish social presence, reduce bias and stereotypes, and raise involvement in VR environments
What is the minimal form of individual visual representation in a virtual reality environment required to achieve social presence?
A Visual Archive for Capturing and Coordinating Dialogue in Participatory Design Research
How can graphic visualizations of version capture and version control mediate dialogue between a team of designer-researchers and co-designers?
Online Communities in the Context of Contemporary DIY
How can the design of a digital fabrication platform facilitate a sustainable and collaborative online community of contemporary shoemakers?
Interaction Design in the Context of Wholesome Eating: Facilitating the circumvention of unhealthy food decisions
How can the design of an interactive system augment worth within all facets of the personal food value system to foster healthy and sustainable wholesome food decisions in autonomous young adults?
Making Interpretations Visible: Visualization Studies for Qualitative Data
How can a digital visualization tool externalize a researcher’s interpretations of qualitative data to establish conditions for analysis in an interdisciplinary team that engages the community in the design process?
Hybrid Type: An Approach to Combining Hand and Digital Craft in Typography
How can the integration of hand and digital craft help graphic designers create typography that expresses its dual materiality as a means to reconnect the hand and the mind?
Designing an Online Platform for Understanding Cultural Heritage
How can the design of an online platform for creating Hmong Story Cloths incorporate collaborative tools that support a first generation Hmong-American diaspora community in exploring its cultural heritage?
Facilitating Collaboraton in E-learning
How can the use of visualization strategies in the design of collaborative tools support social engagement, mediation, and reflection to facilitate effective collaboration among first year college students in a Project-based online learning environment (PBOL)?
Multidimensional visualizations of programming constructs to help designers understand programming concepts
How can the design of multi dimensional visualizations of programming constructs help designers understand programming concepts to develop skills transferable to various programming languages and paradigms?
Visuospatial Strategies for Novice Fiction Writers
How can the design of customizable visuospatial tools enable novice fiction writers to capture and manipulate ideas efficiently throughout the writing process?
Design of a digital platform for helping Chinese students improve their English-speaking skills
How can the design of an online learning platform assist Chinese middle school students in practicing English by using social media and gamification to converse with different English-speaking communities?
Learning the Traditional Lakota Language through Shape Play
How can design strategies encourage Lakota college design students to apply their traditional visual language when creating artifacts that represent their tribe?
Sadie Red Wing
Building Upon Interaction Gestalt Research
How can interaction design language be expressed for graphic designers shifting their focus to interaction design, building upon “Interaction Gestalt” research to more closely articulate informative content through interactive form and behavior?
Chinese Style Variable Roman Letterform Design
How might the design of a Roman alphabet represent Chinese calligraphic tradition to avoid American clichés of “Chinese” typography, such as “chop suey type”?