Latest from the Space & Environmental Design category

NC State’s Hangout Spot

I chose this hangout spot because it is not only very calming, it is also a great place to hang out with friends and relieve stress. To be out there was very relaxing and fun mainly because I was able to get my mind off of school, off life in general, and hang with my…

Navigating Trunk Show

For my assignment I decided to look at a physical spatial environment. The physical spatial environment I chose was the antique store, “Trunk Show” in Raleigh, NC. The front of the shop puts out a very “retro” vibe. The type writer font and color choices of burnt orange, teal, red, pink, and black and white…

Navigating Through Balboa Park

Stepping foot in Balboa Park in San Diego, California brings a sense of awe to it. Immediately, you are met with gardens expanding what seems like endlessly. It is an open space of acres and acres of land, filled with museums, interesting architecture, ponds, and gardens of all types. Traveling right before the start of…

Geocaching – S. Ferris

I thought that taking a look at the spatial navigation of geocaching would be incredibly interesting because of how it differs from normal digital navigation. Most digital navigation has the goal of getting a human to a particular location with ease, comfort, and quickness. However, the geocaching app is very different. I bring this up…

IKEA Edition

    This weekend, my friends and I took a spontaneous road trip to the IKEA in Charlotte. Wellness day gave us a much needed day, and we all needed to find some furniture for our apartments anyway. I have never been to an IKEA before, and all I knew of the store is hearsay.…

The Question Of A 3D User Interface

Virtual Reality as an emerging field is a practice in answering questions never asked before. It’s an industry of “hows” to the truest form, and nowhere is this more indicative than in the design of user interfaces for Virtual Reality. Interface design has traditionally been a two-dimensional industry. Sure, overeager designers with a point to…

Navigating Tous Les Jours

The first thing I felt when I stepped into this coffee shop/bakery was a sense of comfort and warmth. The lighting created a welcoming atmosphere.  There wasn’t a lot of light, but many windows which allowed the bakery to be filled with natural light. It was mostly the small details that communicated a certain vibe…

Food Court 2.0

   The physical environment I chose for this writing assignment is Morgan Food Hall in downtown Raleigh. Morgan Food Hall is a space that features local eateries and restaurants with shared seating. Similar to a mall food court, but with hipper vibes.    When you first walk in, you notice the concrete floors, industrial open…

NCSU On Campus App

  The NC State On Campus App is an app used by NC State students to navigate campus efficiently, locate dining halls and other campus buildings, and find bus routes for the Wolfline in and around Raleigh. Using this app is fairly convenient for students, as it provides multiple services under a single app. I…

Flavor-Town

I decided to highlight the restaurant Zaxby’s for this assignment. The first thing you notice when pulling up to Zaxby’s are the giant blue letters that is spelling the name of the establishment. At night, the sign turns on and projects a powerful blue light that pulls the customers inside the door. In addition to…

Exploration of NC Museum of Natural Sciences

    The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is located in downtown Raleigh. It was established in 1887 and has grown to be the largest museum in the southeastern United States with the establishment of its new building. The museum itself is separated into two different categories, natural sciences and technology. The museum establishes its…

Rick Valicenti – Fluidity Design Consultant

Fluidity Design Consultant was founded by Rick Valicenti in 2002. This firm is based in Los Angeles and centers around engineer water features in design. This coalition was inspired by the search to integrate various elements of water as an expression in design. Through this quest, a great number of projects have been initiated and…

Peter Max Statue of Liberty

One of the biggest milestones for Peter Max, personally, would be his Statue of Liberty paintings. After the publication of Peter Max Paints America, Max began a tradition where he would paint the Statue of Liberty annually for July 4th. Upon emigrating to America, the Statue of Liberty held a wonder and had always held…

The Eames House

The Eames House, officially named Case Study House No. 8, was designed and built in 1949 in Los Angeles. The house was designed by Ray and Charles Eames to be their home and a testament to their skill as designers and architects. The home was built with modernism in mind, placing value on efficient design…