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CAROLYN EMBRY 2012-2013 PORTFOLIO


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AUTHORIT Y: X YLOPHONE

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Q UAD ENERGY CHALLENG E

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MODU L AR STAM P SE T

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HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

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M E ASU RING WE ATH ER

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AUTHORIT Y: X YLOPHONE


JETT BUTLER // IMAGES IN COMMUNICATION // FALL 2012 a collaboration with Scott Eshbaugh OBJECTIVE: Document a single subject (chosen by the student), then combine that image with a specific word (also chosen by the student) and phrases (given by the professor) to create a series of five posters. Scott and I chose “xylophone” as our word and “where things end” as our subject. Through this exercise, we took away all possible meaning that could be derived from the content. This made me focus solely on the formal decisions based on the image and typography. These limited options also made me push my composition farther than I normally would. Through this project I’ve learned that formal decisions could create authority just as much as the meaning of the words. Additionally, I was able to develop an iterative process to create more interesting compositions.


AUTHORITY: XYLOPHONE

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JETT BUTLER // IMAGES IN COMMUNICATION // FALL 2012

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AUTHORITY: XYLOPHONE

look at the order in which you do things

xylophone

XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE XYLOPHONE

XYLO PHONE think about the order in which you do things

XYL OPH ONE

humanize something free of error

Is there something missing?

Xylophone

think about the order in which you do things

XYLO PHONE

X Y L

X Y L O P H O N E

O P H DO THE WORDS NEED CHANGING?

think about the order in which you do things

XYLO PHONE think about the order in which you do things

HUMANIZE SOMETHING FREE OF ERROR

O N E

XYLO PHONE think about the order in which you do things

DO TH E WORDS N EED C HANG ING?

xylophone

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JETT BUTLER // IMAGES IN COMMUNICATION // FALL 2012

Is there something missing?

IS THERE

XYLOPHONE

XYLOPHONE

SOMETHING

MISSING?

IS THERE SOMETHING MISSING?

XYLOPHONE

X Y LO P H O N E

think about the order in which you do things

XYLOPHONE

humanize something free of error

XYLO PHONE

XYLOPHONE

LOOK AT THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU DO THINGS

XYLOPHONE

Humanize something free of error.

XYLOPHONE

XYLOPHONE

IS THERE SOMETHING MISSING?

Is there something missing?

IS THERE SOMETHING MISSING?

X YLOPHONE

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AUTHORITY: XYLOPHONE

XYLOPHONE

Xylophone is there something missing?

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LOOK AT THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU DO THINGS


JETT BUTLER // IMAGES IN COMMUNICATION // FALL 2012

HUMANIZE SOMETHING FREE OF ERROR x ylophone

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THE QUAD ENERGY CHALLENGE


RILEY TRIGGS // DESIGN AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT // FALL 2012 a collaboration with Eden Lew, Janet Shim, and Linda Tsai OBJECTIVE: Create visuals to show energy consumption and promote energy conservation for Carothers dormitory in the Quad Energy Challenge amongst the dorms in the honors quad. Our group created a three-dimensional graph to show each floor’s energy consumption. The challenge in this project was to create a graph that kept a record, didn’t get too technical, and could be updated easily. To support the information in our graph, we also created a series of posters to be posted around the dorm in order to provide energy tips promote energy conservation. While working in this group, I was able to use my strengths in graphic design while supporting my teammates when they needed help in other areas.


THE QUAD ENERGY CHALLENGE

CAROTHERS

CAROTHERS

AVERAGE ENERGY SAVINGS FLOOR 2

FLOOR 3

OCT 7

OCT 14

OCT 21

WASTE

WASTE OCT 1

BASEMENT & FLOOR 1

SAVING

SAVING

AVERAGE ENERGY SAVINGS

OCT 1

7

14

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Our first plan was to use graphs on the sidewalk using chalk. However, about a week away from the launch date our plan was deined by the university. We quickly had to switch gears and create a 3D graph.

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WASTE

SAVINGS

RILEY TRIGGS // DESIGN AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT // FALL 2012

UT DESIGN

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THE QUAD ENERGY CHALLENGE

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RILEY TRIGGS // DESIGN AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT // FALL 2012

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THE QUAD ENERGY CHALLENGE

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RILEY TRIGGS // DESIGN AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT // FALL 2012

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THE QUAD ENERGY CHALLENGE

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

QUAD ENERGY

QUAD ENERGY

QUAD ENERGY

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

POWER STRIP IT. THE MEASURE OF A MAN IS WHAT HE DOES WITH POWER

CHALLENGE

OCTOBER 1- 21

OCTOBER 1- 21

OCTOBER 1- 21

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR TURN OFF MULTIPLE DEVICES WITH EASE

UT DESIGN

PLATO

UT DESIGN

quadenergychallenge.com

quadenergychallenge.com

KEEP IT SHORT

QUAD ENERGY

CHALLENGE

QUAD ENERGY

hot water uses energy too

CHALLENGE

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

QUAD ENERGY

CHALLENGE

OCTOBER 1- 21

OCTOBER 1- 21

OCTOBER 1- 21

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

DORM vs DORM FLOOR vs FLOOR

Check your progress at www.quadenergychallenge.com Or outside on the terrace

QUAD ENERGY

CHALLENGE OCTOBER 1- 21

QUAD ENERGY

QUAD ENERGY

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE

OCTOBER 1- 21

OCTOBER 1- 21

QUAD ENERGY

CHALLENGE

LESS IS MORE LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE

OCTOBER 1- 21 UT DESIGN

quadenergychallenge.com

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RILEY TRIGGS // DESIGN AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT // FALL 2012

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TAKE THE STAIRS TAKE THE STAIRS THE QUAD ENERGY CHALLENGE

TAKE THE STAIRS YOU NEED THE EXERCISE

YOU NEED THE EXERCISE

I BET YOU TAKECOULD THE STAIRS EXERCISE IS GOOD BEAT THE FOR YOU ELEVATOR

EXERCISE IS GOOD FOR YOU

I BET YOU COULD BEAT THE ELEVATOR CAROTHERS HELLO! 2012 UNPLUG IF THE DEVICE IS NOT IN USE

I BET YOU COULD BEAT THE ELEVATOR

I BET YOU COULD BEAT THE ELEVATOR

HELLO! UNPLUG IF THE DEVICE IS NOT IN USE

OUCH!

OUCH!

UNPLUG DEVICES WHEN FULLY CHARGED

UNPLUG DEVICES WHEN FULLY CHARGED

OVER HERE!

OVER HERE!

REMEMBER TO TURN OFF LIGHTS TO SAVE ENERGY

REMEMBER TO TURN OFF LIGHTS TO SAVE ENERGY

UNPLUG

UNPLUG D

CAROTHERS 2012

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HEY THERE!

HEY THERE!

TURN OFF THE LIGHT WHEN YOU LEAVE

TURN OFF THE LIGHT WHEN YOU LEAVE

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R L

H

TURN OF


RILEY TRIGGS // DESIGN AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT // FALL 2012

One of the best things that happened during the three weeks of competition was having the residents create their own promotions.

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MODUL AR STAMP SE T


LINDSEY CULPEPPER // DESIGN SYSTEMS // SPRING 2013

OBJECTIVE: Create a series of limited components utilizing modularity in order to create a complex system. I wanted to make a modular, interactive object that promoted play and creativity. After struggling with a concept, I decided to create a simple modular typeface as it could create interesting and unique shapes. The system also allows for the user to make letters or other iconographic compositions as well. While creating shapes for my typeface, I found that other interesting shapes could be made by allowing them to overlap. Creating a stamp set allowed the user to utilize transparency, easily create new and interesting compositions, and keep a record of what users have made.


MODULAR STAMP SET

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LINDSEY CULPEPPER // DESIGN SYSTEMS // SPRING 2013

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MODULAR STAMP SET

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LINDSEY CULPEPPER // DESIGN SYSTEMS // SPRING 2013

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MODULAR STAMP SET

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LINDSEY CULPEPPER // DESIGN SYSTEMS // SPRING 2013

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MODULAR STAMP SET

This was my first prototype and plan.

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LINDSEY CULPEPPER // DESIGN SYSTEMS // SPRING 2013

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MODULAR STAMP SET

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LINDSEY CULPEPPER // DESIGN SYSTEMS // SPRING 2013

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HOW TO MAKE A DECISION


DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013 OBJECTIVE: Communicate a how-to process using a rational and idiosyncratic methodology. I chose to develop a system showing how to make a decision because I personally tend to be indecisive and the decision making process is something people do everyday. I chose to make a mobile app as it allows for immediate user input and is easily accessible for everyday use. It also allowed for a step-by-step approach to presenting the order in which a user would make a decision The rational app walks the user through the steps of making a decision and offers the option to include factors that would weigh into decision-making. The idiosyncratic app diverged from the first concept by illustrating what it’s like personally making a decision while walking someone through the process.


HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

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DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

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HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

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DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

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HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

interactive version available on CD

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DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

HOME

New Decision

Name Decision / List Options

Chance

Analytical

Past Decisions

Reminder to Evaluate Choice

Decsion Summary

Edit (Evaluation Criteria)

Chance

Decision Reviews

List Weighing Factors

Evaluate Factors for Each Option

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HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

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DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

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HOW TO MAKE A DECISION

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DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

interactive version available on CD

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ME ASURING WE ATHER


DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013 OBJECTIVE: Design a measuring device that is specific to one measuring task while challenging what a measuring device can be After brainstorming measuring devices, I decided to measure the weather in a new way. When looking up the weather a user is presented with a variety of numbers and symbols that all mean different things, but they don’t relate to what we’re trying to do: dressing correctly for the weather. My measuring device is a website that shows what is appropriate to wear along with the current weather information. My goal is to provide someone with immediate information about what to wear but also teach what’s appropriate when this tool isn’t accessible. The most challenging part of this project was trying to make this website gender-neutral and non-specific without it becoming completely generic and lacking personality.


MEASURING WEATHER

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DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

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MEASURING WEATHER

weather website

login

settings

80˚F

weather website

login

AUSTIN, TX Right now it feels like

80˚F

RAIN WIND SUN

7am

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12pm

5pm

10pm

settings


DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

website title

LOGIN

SETTINGS

weather wear

LOGIN

OPTIONS

AUSTIN, TX

AUSTIN, TX Right now it feels like

80˚F

Right now it feels like

short-sleeved cotton shirt

actually: 82

80˚ F

RAIN WIND SUN

high: 95 low: 75 10 pants

5 mph 0% 7am

12pm

5pm

7am

10pm

12pm

5pm

10pm

sandals

weather wear

LOGIN

OPTIONS

AUSTIN, TX Right now it feels like

80˚ F

weather wear AUSTIN,EMAIL TX

ABOUT

actually: 82

short-sleeved cotton shirt

LOGIN

80˚ F

low: 75 female -or- male

wind factor

10 celcius farenheit -or-

precipitation

pants

5pm

I usually feel... HOT

COLD pants

5 mph 0%

0% 12pm

-or-short-sleeved cotton shirt auto-locate

high: 95

heat index

5 mph

7am

Austin, Texas

Right now it feels like PASSWORD actually: 82

low: 75 10

default location:

Weather wear is a device that measures temperature and weather information for the day and displays them with appropriate clothing to wear for the day.

high: 95

OPTIONS

7am

10pm

sandals

12pm

5pm

10pm

sandals

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MEASURING WEATHER

weather wear

LOGIN

OPTIONS

weather wear

Wednesday, April 10

90˚

LOGIN

Wednesday, April 10

80˚

10 5 mph

5 mph

0% 7am

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12pm

5pm

10pm

10

0% 7am

12pm

5pm

10pm

OPTIONS


DAN OLSEN // ADVANCED ISSUES IN VISUAL SYNTAX // SPRING 2013

weather wear

LOGIN

Wednesday, April 10

70˚

OPTIONS

weather wear

LOGIN LOGIN

ABOUT

EMAIL

wind factor

10

precipitation

70˚

5pm

10pm

-orauto-locate

female -or- male

farenheit -or- celcius 10

I usually feel... HOT

COLD

5 mph

0% 12pm

Austin, Texas

PASSWORD

5 mph

7am

default location:

Weather wear is a device that measures temperature and weather information for the day and displays them with appropriate clothing to wear for the day.

heat index

OPTIONS OPTIONS

0% 7am

12pm

5pm

10pm

interactive version available on CD

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