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MDes Thesis Presentations
WhenFriday, June 2, 2017, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Campus locationStudent Union Building (HUB)
Campus roomRoom 214
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars, Student Activities…

Join graduating Master of Design (MDes) students for presentations on their theses. Below are the presenters and their topics. Feel free to RSVP through the Sign Up button or via the Facebook link above.

Richelle Dumond
"Police Accountability in the Seattle Police Department"
By leveraging participatory design practices, this thesis will engage community stakeholders in shaping ideal policy and practice for community policing at the Seattle Police Department. It will function as a commentary on the department’s reform efforts and hopefully act as an inspiration for how community input should serve as the basis for patterns of practice. The conclusions will have broader implications for the role of community input in democratic policing.

Sarah Reitz
"The Evolving Memorial Narrative"
This thesis will explore how new, interactive visuals might be integrated into existing memorials to divorce the exhibits from static interpretations, ultimately encouraging visitors to draw connections between historic events and reflect on their implications for the future.

Tate Strickland
"Envisioning the Museum Voice: Gaze and Voice as Modes of Interacting with Art"
This thesis explores ways in which art museum visitors can interact with a work of art using speech and gaze. It will use the traditional audio guide as a point of departure for envisioning and prototyping an audio-centric augmented reality experience that is educational and engaging, yet still appropriate to context.

Scott Tsukamaki
"Semantics of Control Systems"
Today, products have multiple functions and on-screen interfaces which allow users to customize how they control and interact with products, whereas traditional physical objects have a fixed control topology. This thesis examines users’ understanding of semantics of control systems in order to create a design where the benefits of analog and virtual objects can be combined. While digital control systems can be buttons or inputs on a screen, connected devices and tangible user interfaces (TUI) have changed how users interact, think, and use products. I will study connected devices and tangible interactions in order to better understand how these technologies can be applied to the dental field.

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