Archive for March, 2021

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…

The Politician (2019)

“The Politician” (2019) created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, has a title sequence that captures the picture-perfect nature of the TV show through its musical clues, detailed motion, and color choices.  The title sequence starts off with the display of several intricate objects that each have specific purposes, then glides into the…

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…

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…