Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Car Navigation System and a Trip to Asheville

Recently I attended a wedding in Asheville North Carolina giving me an opportunity to drive my wife’s car and utilize the GPS system. The system as a whole is functional and relatively easy to use. With this particular unit, we were able to reach our destination without much trouble. That being said, the system had…

Waze

Everyone uses navigation systems, whether it’s on your phone, a map, a directory, a GPS, or something else. For the most part, everyone can say they’ve used some type of navigation tool to help them get to their desired location. If you have a smartphone, Waze is by far the most superior navigation system to…

Streets of Southpoint

The Streets of Southpoint focuses on the idea of community as it is a gathering place in Durham. This is showcased through even the smallest details including signage choices. The mall uses hanging signs throughout the mall with directions towards Main Street and Fork in the Road. Using this and the compass logo shows how…

Talley Student Union Directory

Talley Student Union is a hub for student activity on North Carolina State University’s Central Campus. It houses anything and everything related to student life from restaurants, the campus book store, and hundreds of hidden spots for students to sit and hang out or study for their upcoming tests. With a building as large as…

Anthropologie’s Spring Displays

Last summer, I got the opportunity to intern at Anthropologie as a Display Design Intern. I spent my summer creating various installation pieces that were featured within the store. From my experience working at Anthropologie, I am aware that the company puts a large emphasis on display design. I knew that it would be a…

Google Maps

With the Google Maps app, I am able to go just about anywhere with the app telling me a variety of things on the way. Google Maps asks you for the option of tracking your location in order to help out in this instance. The home page is a map of where you currently are.…

A Target Retail Store

If I had to define the initial experience of a Target retail store I would say it is a blitz on the senses. The bright lighting bounces off the mostly white interior making the store seem overly bright: contrasting red accents do little to help with the sensory overload. The Target sits right off NCSU’s…

The bright and well-arranged Harris Teeter

Two days ago, I went to a Harris Teeter that is near my apartment to get milk and other snakes. The main shape of this Harris Teeter is like a giant cube or a rectangle, and it’s divided into small cubes and squares (different sections for food and other supplies). The total experience and feeling…

A Silver Tree All Alone

For this assignment, I chose to visit a spatial environment. One of my favorite places to visit in Raleigh is the North Carolina Museum of Art. There are a lot of personal memories here for my family and every time I visit, it is a great taste of home that I know I can always…

A spatial environment: “Arcadia Earth”

The subject of this exhibition was “Journey through our planet and notice the critical environmental impact human make and how can we as a human work out to reduce our negative impact on our planet.” I think the space design of this exhibition worked very well to deliver the message of the exhibition. As shown…

Navigating Space with the “Maps” App

The navigation system that I chose to review is the “Maps” app on the iPhone.  One of the major conveniences is that the app comes pre-downloaded on all iPhones.  Because people generally take their phones everywhere, a physical map isn’t needed, and the user doesn’t even have to go through the work of downloading another…

The Triumphs and Failures of an Agile Work Environment

Heading to 3020 Carrington Mill Blvd. in Morrisville, North Carolina can be rather lackluster and mundane. The repetitive nature of the many business parks is emphasized by the strikingly similar features of the individual buildings. As each car of an ambitious nine-to-five’er pulls into their respective building, the car you, the reader, are in is…