Herron School of Art and Design: Recent submissions

  • Knapp, Kaitlin; Shaikh, Alex (2017)
    This quantitative study explores the differences in cortical activation patterns when subjects create art versus when they engage in a rote motor task. It is hypothesized that a statistically significant difference occurs ...
  • Paavola, Julie (2017)
    This paper presents a case study about the potential of dreams to mediate traumatic experience using art therapy. It presents the theoretical foundations of dream work according to S. Freud and C. Jung, and art therapy ...
  • Kelley, E'lisa (2017)
    This human-subject study used a quantitative research design to identify if participation in individual art therapy sessions designed to explore life review through a narrative approach would increase mood in older adults. ...
  • Holdren, Erica (2017)
    An integrative literature review was used to understand how an open studio approach in art therapy is used with at-risk youth to increase empowerment. The following concepts were explored: risk and protective factors in ...
  • Penzenik, Christopher (2017)
    I have always been deeply invested in the genre of science fiction and the technology created for and from it. Understanding that the role of science fiction is first and foremost to invent the future, I seek to marry the ...
  • Petrofsky, Jinny (2017)
    What is a good choice? Ideally it is a choice made deliberately and consciously based upon a full spectrum of reliable information, sound reasoning and with a firm commitment to action by all interested stakeholders. ...
  • Riddle, Maria (2017)
    This study is a mixed-method approach for evaluating a new Art Therapy in Neuroscience and Medicine (ATNM) program within an outpatient academic medical center that provides a range of medical and psychiatric services to ...
  • Semidey, Lisa M. (2017)
    This research focuses on how hypoglycemia episodes -- low blood sugar events -- spark specific communication needs in Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) patients. As a 22 year T1D veteran, I've personally faced challenges when needing, ...
  • Rong, Jiacheng (2017)
    This thesis intends to explore what the user needs of personal collection function are in social apps. This thesis will use design thinking process and human-centered design methods to collect qualitative data from personal ...
  • Sciore-Jones, Elizabeth J. (2017)
    The tectonic plates of earth are in constant movement, floating on magma. The earth cracks and presses, creating mountain ranges and valleys. Water rushes in filling the crevasses, changing jagged bedrock into smooth curves, ...
  • Sieferd, Edward (2017)
    This research aims to explore how user involvement in software development can contribute to innovation in interfaces and system functionality as well as create supporting literature for human-centered design in the software ...
  • Chen, Linjun (2017)
    This research focuses on building a platform to support Chinese students in acquiring necessary information for making a successful application to a U.S. art and design school. The methodological framework of the proposed ...
  • Eicher, Stefan (2017)
    Violence, whether physical or psychological, is sustained by the act of 'naming' -- placing people into categories of 'the other' based on a singular difference in socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, or religious identity. ...
  • Bennett, Emily (2017)
    My work strives to create catharsis through the construction of shared experiences rooted in identity and place. I do this by creating engaging sculptural works that viewers can interact with both mentally and physically. ...
  • Campbell, Hannah (2017)
    My research seeks to capture the tactile satisfaction of solving physical puzzles with the excitement of exploring new technologies by reimagining traditional carpentry techniques in a digital context. As is common with ...
  • Harney, Tarja (2017)
    My work is responding to social issues and their negative effects onto the environment. Bringing attention to the effects of hydraulic fracturing and other social issues I am voicing my concern and searching for a dialogue ...
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    Bielicki, Kevin (2017)
    Kevin Bielicki's work investigates intersections and boundaries between painting and sculpture. His work often exists on the wall, but maintains a visual and physical connection to the space occupied by the viewer. ...
  • Wagoner, Liz (2017)
    Currently, there are no art therapy programs in central Indiana that address the mental health needs of inmates in the county jails. It is estimated that approximately 70% or more of inmates in Indiana demonstrate a need ...
  • Stevens, Madison (2017)
    Design Leadership provides the needed skill set to thrive in this quickly changing world. The core competencies of a Design Leader enable strategy to become tangible, and also offer a way to look to the future and quickly ...
  • Sneath, Jake (2017)
    Photography is dead and that’s okay. Photography has always had a rather anxious relationship to the world due to its connection to both the commercial and fine art worlds; the latter with greater suspect and criticism, ...

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