Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Navigating Ltd

The environment in Lidl is friendly, fresh, and clean. The most noticeable feature of the store is the floor-to-ceiling window at the front entrance. This lets natural light in, and it makes the space seem welcoming and a bit less clinical than if there were only the bright fluorescent lights. While Lidl is on the…

Waze Navigation System

  I decided to review Waze, the navigation system application for mobile phones. Relative to the normal navigation system that I use, Apple Maps, it was very difficult to first navigate through Waze. There was an excessive amount of buttons and extra clicks I had to use to get to the directions that I wanted,…

Target Run

  Target is somewhere I shop often, but I have never recognized how much spatial design it has to offer until taking this course. We all know Target from their bright red walls and bullseye circles, but we rarely think about how much it does to guide us where we need to go and give…

Hunt Library a Place full of Personality

A physical environment that I love to visit is the Hunt Library on Centennial campus.  As a high school student touring colleges, this library was always one of the coolest spots on campus, and now as a student at State, it is such a cool place to visit.  The vibe that is created is fun,…

Navigating Splatoon 2

Splatoon 2 is the second installment of Nintendo’s Splatoon franchise. First released in 2017, the game is a combination of a puzzle-solving story and a competitive first-person shooter. But what sets Splatoon apart from other first-person shooters is its unique shooting mechanic and how it relates to the environment around it. The goal is not…

Navigating The Elder Scrolls Online

To assess the map screen in the Elder Scrolls Online, I chose a location to travel to before starting the game. I settled on the city of Ebonheart as my desired location. When I opened the game, I hit the “M” key on my keyboard to access the map. The map screen showed the area…

Navigating Ark Encounter

The Ark Encounter is not just impressive architecturally, but lives up to expectations as an immersive experience. The Ark Encounter, which is located in Williamstown, Kentucky, features Noah’s life-size ark built according to the dimensions (510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high) recorded in the Bible. The ark itself is actually on…

Spatial Environment at the Chinese Lantern Festival

  I visited the North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival in Cary, North Carolina, which is a very popular attraction available to visit from around Thanksgiving to January. You enter underneath a large LED display and can find your way through decorated paths, surrounded by lighted lanterns of difference shapes and sizes. The favored time to…

Starbucks Environment

Starbucks is a coffee franchise that focuses on having a unique yet consistent experience between its multiple locations. They accomplish this by their use of color, materials, and items. The interior designs of Starbucks usually combine both modern and rustic materials to create a comforting feeling and when combined with a naturally lit interior makes…

Carmichael Gym

Navigating Space For my space I chose the NC State Carmichael Gymnasium particularly the new Wellness and Recreation Center. The designers of this gymnasium put an emphasis on creating an open space that has a balance of natural and modern design elements. When entering the space, but are greeted by an open entrance with many…

Using Maps to Raleigh

I chose to use Maps, the navigation app provided by Apple, to travel from my hometown Pfafftown, back to Raleigh after a visit home. I normally do not use a navigation app because I know my way back, but I was intrigued to see if it took me a different way. I included a screenshot…

Brecotea

Brecotea is a popular bakery cafe located in Cary, NC. Once I walked in, I noticed the fresh and modern look from their interior design. They chose to have reflective materials like metals on most objects: tables, marble walls, arms and legs of the chairs, and so on. Since the colors they used were mint,…

Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure

Map of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure I found the ability to read and use this map considerably easy. Understanding where certain rest spots, places to eat, and rides was very clear. The map creates clarity from the way they color code different areas of the park. They also varied in font type for…