Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

Navigating FL Studio

FL Studio is a software used to navigate through different sound samples and arrange them into what many would call music. It can be used for many other things, not just music. It can be used for audio editing, Audio creation, and audio mixing. It is one of many DAWs found on the internet (digital…

Fresh Market

The experience of shopping in the Fresh Market is exactly like you would expect. It’s a small grocery store in Chapel Hill (there’s one in Cameron Village, too) founded in Greensboro. Several features in the design and layout of the store create a more intimate grocery shopping experience than other stores like Food Lion or…

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Cindered Shadows)

Fire Emblem, a name that greatly predates my own birth. It is an RPG turn-based strategy game that dates back all the way to 1990 with the first release of its franchise, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. For the purpose of this project, we are going to fast forward to its…

Apple Maps Review

The digital space that I am reviewing is Apple Maps, as it is what I most commonly use. When you first open the app you immediately see a local street map of where the app thinks you are. The app is usually fairly accurate with your location but it isn’t always perfect. The pre-routing map is…

Navigating Coco Bongo

Coco Bongo is something that most students would consider an NC State staple. Every Tuesday between the times of 7:30pm to 9pm I can be found within the walls of Coco Bongo accompanied by around 4 to 5 other girls. The environment inside Coco Bongo is full of culture, life, and excitement, I wouldn’t consider…

Target

As I navigated through the popular store Target, I came across several realizations involving its design. The vibe that it gives off is a fun and welcoming one. The red and white theme and the fun dog mascot compels shoppers to want to spend time at this store. The fact that the store also has…

NC Zoo Bird Exhibit

The designers of the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro offers an interactive tropical bird exhibit where visitors can enter an enclosed tropical space to learn about, view, and photograph a variety of different exotic bird species. The space is catered to all ages, with clear signage and opportunities to learn more about the birds. The…

Google Maps

Google Maps, the most used mobile navigation app in the world (Statista), is robust, detail-oriented, and crowd-sourced. It balances a rich feature set with easy-to-use of use and user-friendly UX, which makes its top position a no-brainer. On startup, the app places the user’s focus on what matters, which is your current location, a search…

World of Warcraft

One of the biggest open world (MMO-RPG) games is World of Warcraft. This open world fantasy game allows a player to explore to no limits the world around them and choose their own path of how they want to play the game. There are multiple worlds and areas in the game and this can be…

Navigating Rocky Gap State Park

Going to Rocky Gap State Park in Maryland was a brand new experience to me in 2020 and let me say the views were stunning (however, a fatal flaw is that this a natural location, but it was the only public space that I had pictures of). The park in itself is made up of…

Waze Application

The Waze application is a navigation system that you can download to your phone and it will be able to guide you to your destination and calculate how long it will take. When you are using the application, it will give you multiple ways to get to your destination and it also has a speedometer…

Google Maps

The social and working world today is heavily reliant on smartphone usage. This includes finding our way to unfamiliar places using navigation apps. There are several different navigation apps for smart phones, however none are visually appealing and user friendly as Google Maps. Google Maps design style can be described as simplistic and simultaneously detailed…

Genshin Impact

Entering the game of Genshin Impact, you will find yourself surrounded by fairytale-like features with eurocentric views and settings. However, as the game progresses, the focus will also shift to an Eastern Asia feature that is as beautiful as the eurocentric feature presented at the beginning of the game. The colors displayed throughout the game…

Reedy Creek Nature Center

The journey to the Reedy Creek Nature Center itself took me down a long, winding road where my surroundings changed from suburban to heavily wooded and almost isolated from the rest of the park. Everything is surrounded by dense forest, and that is present from the moment I walked out of the parking lot and…

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019)

From your everyday casual gamer to those who play for a living, the Call of Duty franchise is one of the most well-known and influential first-person shooters of the 21st century. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) is no exception to this. Developers Infinity Ward and Treyarch gloriously encapsulated the grittiness of war, while intertwining…