• Autobiographical memories and design 

    Pecha, Shelley Marie (2004)
    As a designer who has frequent emotional bonds with objects and places, I became curious as to how and why these things captivate me. Why do we cherish what we do? Is it possible to design with this in mind and make ...
  • Design pro-action : the development of a process 

    Nityananda, Ajay (2002)
    In the course of this report I discuss the route that I took to come to an understanding of Design and its societal role, the development of a context for my work, and the nature of my design process. I thereby hope to lay ...
  • Design toward dialogue : a graphic design methodology 

    Paredes, Xochitl Angela (2004)
    This report emphasizes the social design aspect possible in graphic design. It focuses on creating a dialectical environment where critical thinking can begin and flourish. A methodology of graphic design is presented as ...
  • Development of a design methodology and application to advance the field of highly mobile robotics 

    Pace, Patrick Wayne (2011-05)
    Developing innovative ideas as part of engineering design can be limited by the field of technology and the engineer's or design team's understanding of the field. Without sufficient understanding of an emerging technical ...
  • Experiences of rupture 

    Carroll, Ledia Pearl (2005)
    I am interested in a mode of inquiry that reveals existing conditions to people through direct experience of an artifact or phenomena. My work ranges from objects, to overt experience, to the documentation of observed ...
  • Foundations of a reverse engineering methodology 

    Guillory, Jeremy Barrett (2011-05)
    Reverse engineering is broadly defined as the process of analyzing existing products to learn how to create better products in the future. Including reverse engineering as part of the engineering design process can provide ...
  • Lifestreaming as a life design methodology 

    Mullen, Jessica E. (2010-05)
    My research explores the potential of lifestreaming as a life design methodology. Life design is the design of one’s daily activities, habits and relationships. Like graphic or industrial design, life design can be ...
  • Methodology for creating human-centered robots : design and system integration of a compliant mobile base 

    Wong, Pius Duc-min (2012-05)
    Robots have growing potential to enter the daily lives of people at home, at work, and in cities, for a variety of service, care, and entertainment tasks. However, several challenges currently prevent widespread production ...
  • Using the FRDPARRC design methodology to drive innovation in the HETDEX PFIP support adjustable strut assembly 

    Molina, Homar (2010-12)
    This thesis provides background information on the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET), HET Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX), Gough-Stewart platforms (GSP), the Prime Focus Instrument Package (PFIP) support structure, and the ...