Archive for March, 2021

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…

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

The title sequence for my film, Superman/Batman Public Enemies, is an all-digital sequence for an animated movie. It uses lots of bright, primary, flat colors. It focuses mainly on the colors most heavily associated with its two main characters; red, blue, white, black, and yellow. The sequence uses iconography associated with the characters that appear…

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…

FOXBLOOD: For babes that wear black.

FOXBLOOD is a clothing company created by Lindsey Hearts for those who have dark tastes and also desire to be comfortable and confident in what they wear. The majority of the clothing items have a minimalist feel which I think is greatly represented by their logo. The logo is shown with a simple font in…

“On Love”

Cover design for On Love by Alain de Botton This book cover design, made for Alain de Botton’s “On Love”, strikes first with vibrant red and second with a typographic layout that almost feels like it will float off the page. I love the simplicity achieved by relatively complex methods of layout design; the composition…

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…