VisCom MFA 2015 Exhibition
An Iconographic Wayfinding System for the Multicultural Retail Environment
Bilingual signage, primarily featuring English and Spanish languages, in the retail environment is commonly used in the United States. However, there are also large numbers of shoppers from a multitude of other linguistic and cultural backgrounds that cannot benefit from this strictly bilingual approach to signage in the retail space. This exhibit explores the viability of a universal iconographic wayfinding system in the context of a drugstore environment with the goal of making the shopping experience for non- or limited-English speaking customers easier, faster and more efficient.
Elevating the Perception of Vocational Trades in Middle Schools and High Schools
Years of waning popularity in pursuing skilled labor paths have created a void in the labor market. This exhibition will focus on developing a design-centric presentation of the merits of vocational careers that could be presented to middle school and high school students, parents, and educators. The goal of this material is to provide educators a means to propose vocational trades as viable and enviable career paths in lieu of the high level of job demand in the trade industry.
Multi-Sensory Game Utilized as a Spelling Reinforcement Tool for Elementary Students with Dyslexia
Many elementary students with dyslexia tend to struggle with spelling and word recognition. The Big Top Spelling Train game was designed and developed to be played in the classroom as a strategy to reinforce weekly spelling test words while incorporating attributes many students with dyslexia excel at such as creative storytelling. Learning games inherently challenge children and create positive experiences that encompass a unique mixture of utility and play giving them an opportunity to apply and commit new skills to memory.
Working Mothers Social Survival App
Working Momma is a proposed tool to bridge online and offline social networking by making it possible for working mothers to connect with other like-minded women via an app. This app will allow them access to build a social support network, participate in after work playgroups for their children, and to stay connected to local events and news. These relationships are typically formed by a common offline element (Boyd & Ellison, 2008) – in this instance work and family are their prevalent threads.