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The Live Fashion Show in Mediatized Consumer Culture
This dissertation examines the fashion show and its mediatization as a microcosm of online medias impact on consumer culture. The contemporary fashion show is a brief, one-off live performance that presents a fashion house ...
Design in Motion: The Everyday Object and the Global Division of Design Labour
The practice of design has become obscured by global networks of production, circulation, and consumption. Traditional design studies tend to focus on high-profile products, presenting heroic designers as the primary authors ...
Visualization as Assemblage: How Modesty, Ethics, and Attachment Inform a Critical Design Practice
Visualization is a form of design practice that deploys representational processes of enormous rhetorical and analytical power. What is often left out of the picture is the network of processes which it assembles and the ...
Augmented Reality as a new Medium: Remediation and Novel Form
This dissertation is a pioneering exploration and mapping of the vast terrain of Augmented Reality (AR) as a new medium experienced from the unique perspective of being both a practitioner and academic researcher working ...
Left Out: A Revealing Look Into the Everyday Fashion Choices of Individuals With Mobility Disabilities
Based on interviews with individuals with mobility disabilities, this thesis argues the lack of mainstream clothing available and the geriatric style of clothing often associated with physical disability is largely a result ...
Me, Myself, and Interface: The Role of Affordances in Digital Visual Self-Representational Practices
A growing number of digital games and virtual worlds allow users to create a virtual self, commonly referred to as an ‘avatar.’ Essentially, the avatar is a digital entity which is controlled by the user to attain agency ...