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    • FURTHERING THE RECLAIMED MATERIALS EXPERIENCE 

      Bartels, Robert A. (University of Kansas, 2012-08-31)
      A comprehensive study of the reclaimed materials industry and ways it could be improved from a management standpoint by working through a Design Management problem solving approach. Project Objectives: To improve the ...
    • Designing Brand Evolution Strategies: Co-creating sustained brand value and holistic experience with consumers. 

      Monfort, Anne-Louise (University of Kansas, 2012-08-31)
      In a progressively digitally interactive society, the relationship consumers have with brands is shifting, requiring a deeper understanding of how to co-create brand meanings with consumers. Consumers are utilizing social ...
    • A Case Study of American Bicycle Culture: How Cycling to Work Works in a Small Town in Kansas 

      Rodriguez, Carolina (2011-08-31)
      Small communities, like big cities, are trying to figure out what to do about bicycling. Especially when used for transportation, bicycling offers benefits to individuals such as increased physical activity and decreased ...
    • E-Participation In Transportation Planning: T-Link Calculator Case Study 

      Heckler, Ariel Laura (University of Kansas, 2011-08-31)
      Throughout the world, people travel from point A to point B every day via one or multiples modes of transportation and for a variety of reasons. Even though transportation is vital, most people seem to take it for granted. ...
    • Social Capital and Community Connections: What Matters in the Lives of Youth? 

      Hart, Mary Beth (2009-05-31)
      Social capital is seen as promoting youth success. This study analyzes all 115 counties in Missouri using correlation to determine if youth centered community connections (youth organizations, high school activities, and ...
    • Changes in Community Rhetoric and Imagery of Rural Land Uses at the Urban Fringe: Douglas County from Strong to Slow Growth 

      Cowan, Kristen Michele (University of Kansas, 2011-08-30)
      Growth and change at the rural-urban fringe of any urbanizing area creates heated debate. The way in which people talk about change is oftentimes through stories, using rhetoric and imagery to paint a picture of what is ...
    • Awakenings 

      Ortiz, Eugenia Maria (University of Kansas, 2011-04-11)
      In my Thesis, Awakenings, my goal is to capture our internal resistance to change that keep so many of us trapped in negative or harmful situations and the process of releasing destructive patterns and beliefs. These ...
    • Core Topography 

      Carter-Thompson, Safiya (University of Kansas, 2011-04-20)
      My vivid memory of landscape strongly influences the patterns that I use in my creative art work. I employ various dots and layering of line and color to create my own personal, abstracted maps of California's landscape ...
    • Encoding [quiet memories] 

      Brebenel, Elena (University of Kansas, 2011-04-20)
      I go along the tramway. I am the eternal traveler throughout my own past. Each time the rails are going somewhere else. I am now in Iasi: my grandparents' city, the city where my school was, the city of the evergreen parks. ...
    • Futilitarian 

      Yakle, Danielle Nicole (University of Kansas, 2010-04-29)
      Futilitarian, an MFA Thesis Exhibition, explores the conceptualization of the body as a factory. In particular it focuses on bodily cycles related to human reproduction and presents them as absurd parodies of industrial ...
    • Omphalos 

      Lenharth, Amy Lynn (University of Kansas, 2010-04-21)
      Amy Lenharth "Omphalos" Abstract Several years of research into technique and personal experience have resulted in the thesis exhibition called "Omphalos". The central concept of the thesis is the axis mundi, the unseen ...
    • IMPROVING THE USER EXPERIENCE OF THE LAWRENCE TRANSIT SYSTEM: A FOCUS ON MAP USABILITY AND ROUTE PLANNING 

      Berkman, Eric (University of Kansas, 2009-07-21)
      The purpose of the Lawrence Transit System thesis is to design a route system with improved coverage and convenience, and to improve the usability of the route map. I use a user-centered, participatory approach to generate ...
    • Idle Spots 

      Eddings, James Richard (University of Kansas, 2009-06-02)
      This thesis is written in support of "Idle Spots". The objects I make as a ceramic artist are based on my observations and interaction with the natural world. In nature and within my creative process there is a sense of ...
    • Entelechy: Potentiality has become an actuality 

      Howard, Aimee M. (University of Kansas, 2009-06-02)
      This body of artwork entitled Entelechy: potentiality has become an actuality, consists of two interrelated series of object based sculptures addressing different facets of medicine and healing. The first series comments ...
    • King Lear: A Gilded Age Tragedy 

      Kostner, Nicholas Gene (University of Kansas, 2009-06-02)
      KING LEAR A GILDED AGE TRAGEDY Master of Fine Arts in Scenography Thesis under the direction of Delbert Unruh, M.A., Professor of Theatre and Film This theatre design for Shakespeare's King Lear sets the play in late ...
    • Creak: The Last Living Terror Bird 

      McGee, Jeffrey Robert (University of Kansas, 2009-06-02)
      As a metalsmith, I use animals to represent an idea, an emotion, a specific person, or even to metaphorically describe friends, enemies, or relatives. Employing my knowledge of natural history and the fossil record, my ...
    • A Quantitative Exploration of the Existentialist Urban Planner and Work Engagement 

      Montgomery, Justin Anton (University of Kansas, 2008-05-14)
      The purpose of this study is to explore existentialism synthesized with urban planning theory and develop a measure for the "existentialist urban planner." For existentialists, existence precedes essence, and the profession ...
    • Innovation Transformation: A Guidebook for Small Business Development: Inform, Expand, and Deliver 

      Fitzgerald, Ann K. (University of Kansas, 2008-01-01)
      Innovation Transformation Guidebook, ITG, is a collection of flash cards designed to help small businesses innovate by strategically improving their current offerings. ITG methodologies are inspired from research in an ...
    • Successful Collaboration in an Agile framework 

      Carpenter, Charles Robert (University of Kansas, 2008-01-01)
      Agile is an iterative and incremental framework for developing software. The core values of Agile foster collaboration. This study focuses on experiences of Agile practicioners to understand the core values in practice settings.
    • Effects of Design Features on Visitors' Behavior in a Museum Setting 

      Chang, Ting-Jui (University of Kansas, 2008-05-13)
      Effects of Design Features on Visitors' Behavior in a Museum Setting Ting-Jui Chang, M.A. in Interaction Design The study aims to define possible interplay between display design and visitors' behavior in a museum setting. ...