Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection

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2013 2017

Social media is an industry that is rapidly growing and is affecting our society, our health, and our social environments. Emerging research suggests that Social Media has been linked to Poor Body Image, Cyberbullying, Depression, Internet Addiction, and Loneliness among other things. This paper looks at the research and discusses the designer’s role in the matter. Is it possible that poor design is the cause of these problems? Can design solve these problems? Are there ethical standards that digital product designers in particular can abide by?

Contributors
Davis, Nicole Angela, Sanft, Alfred, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Last Hymn was created by the team of Tyler Pinho, Jefferson Le, and Curtis Spence with the desire to create an eccentric Role Playing Game focused on the exploration of a strange, dying world. Battles in the game are based off of rhythm games like Dance Dance Revolution using a procedural generation algorithm that makes every encounter unique. This is then complemented with the path system where each enemy has unique rhythm patterns to give them different types of combat opportunities. In Last Hymn, the player arrives on a train at the World’s End Train Station where they are greeted ...

Contributors
Pinho, Tyler, Le, Jefferson, Spence, Curtis, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

Big Red Rooster is an national architecture and design firm. A comprehensive marketing analysis of Big Red Rooster (BRR) was completed. The company history was reviewed, along with its current strategies and goals for the future. The analysis contained the purpose of the marketing plan, a situation analysis, a SWOT analysis, marketing strategy and recommendations, and the marketing mix. Inclusive situation analysis was an examination of BRR itself, its customers, clients, competitors, the industry climate and its collaborators. The SWOT analysis investigated BRR’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, while the marketing strategy and recommendations describes Big Red Rooster’s segmentation, targeting ...

Contributors
Erickson, Daniel Patrick, Hutt, Michael, Ostrom, Amy, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The sole purpose of this innovative thesis is to produce and provide strategic recommendations for one of Arizona’s premier Asian Supermarkets, that is, Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket. These strategic recommendations will then be utilized and integrated with Lee Lee’s current marketing consultant company’s marketing components, by Air Marketing, for Lee Lee. These recommendations will aim to serve four main purposes. These four main purposes will be to (1) create exchanges, which will create, deliver, and communicate value, (2) assist to continue developing the identity of Lee Lee, (3) establish relationships to grow Lee Lee’s network, and (4) to help solve ...

Contributors
Rodriguez, Elindoro Joseph, Brooks, Dan, Eaton, John, et al.
Created Date
2013-05

The objective for Under the Camper Shell was to build a prototype of a full living environment within the confines of a pickup truck bed and camper shell. The total volume available to work with is approximately 85ft3. This full living environment entails functioning systems for essential modern living, providing shelter and spaces for cooking, sleeping, eating, and sanitation. The project proved to be very challenging from the start. First, the livable space is extremely small, being only tall enough for one to sit up straight. The truck and camper shell were both borrowed items, so no modifications were allowed ...

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Limsirichai, Pimwadee, Foy, Joseph, Parrish, Kristen, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Fueled by fear in the post-9/11 United States, American intelligence agencies conduct dragnet data collection on global communication. Despite the intention of surveillance as preventative counter-terrorism action, the default search and seizure of global communication poses a threat to our constitutional rights and individual autonomy. This is the case especially for people who may be thought of as in opposition to our current political climate, such as immigrants, people of color, women, people practicing non-western religions, people living outside of the United States, activists, persons engaging in political dissent, and people with intersecting identities. Throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, ...

Contributors
Bailey, Lauren Nicole, Sanft, Alfred, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

The paper presents a new exhaust header design to replace the current design on Arizona State University’s Formula SAE car. Also, the thought process of the design was presented as well as a method of analysis for tuning the exhaust headers. The equation presented was then compared with a computational fluid dynamics model using ANSYS Fluent. It was found that the equation did not match the timing of the CFD model. However, the design does allow for simple changes to be made in order to reduce the length of the exhaust and allow for the correct tuning. Also, the design ...

Contributors
Kaashoek, Kevin Jason, Huang, Huei-Ping, Trimble, Steven, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

The main objective of this project was to continue research and development of a building integrated solar thermoelectric generator (BISTEG). BISTEG is a promising renewable energy technology that is capable of generating electrical energy from the heat of concentrated sunlight. In order to perform R&D, the performance of different TEG cells and TEG setups were tested and analyzed, proof-of-concepts and prototypes were built. and the performance of the proof-of-concepts and prototypes were tested and analyzed as well. In order to test different TEG cells and TEG setups, a TEG testing apparatus was designed and fabricated. The apparatus is capable of ...

Contributors
Park, Andrew, Seager, Thomas, Margaret, Hinrichs, et al.
Created Date
2017-05

With the increasing popularity of video games and the emergence of game streaming brought about by platforms such as Youtube and Twitch, combined with the multitude of ways to learn how to code from schools and online resources including Codecademy and Treehouse, game development has become incredibly approachable. Yet that does not mean it is simple. Developing a game requires a substantial amount of work, even before a design is considered worth making into a complete game. Over the course of this thesis, I created eight designs with accompanying prototypes. Only one was made into a fully functional release. I ...

Contributors
Charnell, Zachary Andrew, Olson, Loren, Amresh, Ashish, et al.
Created Date
2015-12

In this study, the packaging and labeling of milk and coffee was compared between Walmart and Sprouts. The pricing, the sourcing, the certifications and the overall shelf presence of the items was taken under consideration. After studying the packaging of both, a new design incorporating the applicable labels, customer appeal and appropriate green marketing was created for both the commodities.

Contributors
Bhatt, Rashi Hitesh, Collins, Shari, Keahey, Jennifer, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.