Archive for March, 2021

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…

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…

Shigeo Fukuda

Known best for his sharp-witted posters promoting environmentalism and pacifism, Shigeo Fukuda was an artist who combined his appreciation for minimal Swiss design with his love for traditional Japanese art forms. Fukuda constantly toyed with visual illusion in his pieces, bringing a cheeky personality to his work that made it instantly recognizable. “Fukuda is not…

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…

Peter Behrens

Peter Behrens is a famous German designer who is best known for his work with the company AEG. Born in Hamburg on April 14, 1868, Behrens went on to study painting at Dusseldorf and Karlsruhe. In between his studies and when he became most influential, Behrens was considered a “mediocre” painter until he started honing…

Hollow Man (2000)

“Hollow Man” (2000) directed by Paul Verhoeven, has a title sequence that sets the movie’s ambience beautifully through music, color, typeface and motion. The music in the title sequence is composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Goldsmith’s other work includes the soundtracks for “Alien” (1979), “Total Recall” (1990) and “First Knight” (1996). The music for “Hollow Man”…