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Seda McKilligan: Transforming early concepts with Design Heuristics

October 29, 2018 10:41 am

Seda McKilligan : Iowa State University College of Design

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Transforming early concepts with Design Heuristics

Keelin Leahy Shanna R. Daly Jaclyn K. Murray Seda McKilligan Colleen M. Seifert Idea development in the early phases of the design process often involves the transformation of initial concepts into more feasible alternatives. However, this important component of design activity is often under-emphasized in design education, and tools to facilitate iteration of designs are limited.

Computation and Construction Lab: Think Outside the Square

October 29, 2018 10:38 am

University exhibit encourages Iowans to ‘think outside the square’ at Iowa State Fair

Posted AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University’s exhibit at the Iowa State Fair will be hard to miss. University Marketing partnered with the College of Design this year for “Think Outside the Square: Design That’s Shaping Iowa’s Future.” The 1,800-square-foot Iowa State exhibit will include a 300-square-foot pavilion designed and built by design students, faculty and staff.

Julie Irish: Can pink really pacify?

October 29, 2018 10:35 am

Can pink really pacify?

As an interior designer, I’ve long been interested in how different colors can affect our mood and behavior. For example, if you’ve recently been to a fast food restaurant, you might notice that there’s a lot of red – red chairs and red signs, red trays and red cups.

Julie Stevens, Advisor: 2018 ASLA Student Awards

October 26, 2018 9:49 am

Children’s Garden: Strengthening Mother-Child Relationships Within Prison Walls | 2018 ASLA Student Awards

Leading the design and stewardship of land and communities at this moment, over 1.7 million children in the US are victims of parental incarceration, which induces trauma on children and leads to stress and insecurity.

Sarah Hamideh: Marshalltown Tornado Impact

October 24, 2018 4:19 pm

Researchers studying Marshalltown tornado’s impact on renter, immigrant households

Posted MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – An EF3 tornado carved a path of destruction through Marshalltown this summer, leaving hundreds of damaged homes and buildings and an ongoing search for recovery assistance.

Reinaldo Correa: Ecosystem Sculpture

October 24, 2018 4:12 pm

ISU lecturer incorporates three ecosystems into sculpture for Jester Park Nature Center

Posted AMES, Iowa – You can find Polk County’s three major ecosystems – prairie, woodlands and wetlands – at Jester Park in Granger. Soon, you’ll be able to see all of those elements incorporated into a sculpture designed by an Iowa State University lecturer.

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