The Department of Design will be well represented at this year’s Hayes Research Forum, sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School and the Office of Research. Four MFA students in the Department of Design have had their research selected for presentation as part of the 31st annual research presentation event on March 3, 2017. The forum gives students an opportunity to present “innovative and exemplary research” across all disciplines. Cash prizes will be awarded as part of this unique opportunity.
Zach Winegardner will present "Virtual Painting Exploration: Oath of the Horatii as a 3-Dimensional Environment." Laura Jordan will present “Exploring How Design and Digital Interactive Technology Can Assist in Health Literacy in the Context of Oral Contraceptive Missed Pills Information.” Abel Hernandez will present “Charting ‘Deep Metaphors’ that Reveal Millennials’ Mindsets of ‘Fast’ and ‘Slow’ Fashions,” and Ece Karaca will present "Visualizing Change: Using Interactive Information Design Possibilities to reflect on the environmental effects of Syria War."
Emily Bell was accepted to present “Generational Perceptions and Preferences of Light & Color.” Emily will be unable to participate because she’s presenting her research with Assistant Professor Rebekah Matheny at the Design Principles and Practices International Conference in Toronto at that time.
It should also be noted that MFA student Adam Fromme was selected as an alternate for the Hayes event for his project "Public Space Design for an Aging Community." Fromme’s paper will be presented at the Optimal Aging Conference in Louisville this summer.