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Barrett, The Honors College Thesis/Creative Project Collection


Date Range
2013 2017

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

The purpose of this project was to design a new railroad crossing for pedestrians and bicyclists in mid-block or urban areas. In order to develop a successful design, the needs of the railroad, the end-users, and the city governments were researched and converted into measurable engineering requirements. For the railroad companies, the most important need was a crossing that presents an effective barrier to users while a train is in the area. For bicyclists and pedestrians (the end-users), the most important need was for the crossing to be both reliable and easily accessible. For the city governments, the most important ...

Contributors
Jones, Mitchell Drexel, Kuby, Michael, Lou, Yingyan, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

I devote my thesis to the practice of adaptive architecture and parametric design. The interactive and adaptive design would be my interest and my research thesis will be the process of exploring the architectural potentials of computer-programmed architectural design which interact with human beings. Start with the adaptive architectural theory of Neil Leach and Sou Fujimoto’s architectural theory of architecture type, I explore and test the possibilities with current tools. I did reseach on the current study and practice of adaptive and interactive architecture in 20 century. After a series of study and experiment, I decided to make the “mirror” ...

Contributors
Ju, Dewen, Diego, Garcia-Setien, Hejduk, Renata, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

The purpose of this research paper is to address the gap between programmers’ capability to develop well-designed websites and the shabby designs of the websites they actually produce. This paper will first address what constitutes a poor website design and what constitutes a good website design. I will research what academia and popular opinion state are taboo elements that condemn a website’s design choices and what they extoll as good website design choices. This includes an objective evaluation of both poorly-designed websites and well-designed websites. Following that, this paper will observe the cases of acclaimed and basic programmers and developers ...

Contributors
Pandey, Ainesh, Anderson, Dennis, Mazzola, Daniel, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

Students' health is directly affected by concussions received while playing sports. While concussions are an increasingly talked about topic in professional sports there are still millions of youth athletes who sustain concussions every year. My creative project takes a look at the education of concussions and how schools can help minimize the impact concussions can have on their students.

Contributors
Jackson, Benjamin Thomas, Fehler, Michelle, Heywood, William, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

The institutionalized environments of government aid, void of architectural creativity, are regular sights in Native American communities. Meanwhile, the community falls victim to obesity, diabetes, addiction, and many other maladies. I believe that the design of a community's buildings can greatly affect the health of the community. This thesis focuses on the social aspects of design. How might we enhance the social capital of Native communities through the built environment?

Contributors
Valenzuela, Kristina Marie, Brandt, Beverly, Shraiky, James, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

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

This project is an Industrial Design concept development using personal research from developing Southeast Asian countries. The scope of the project is from initial conception, research, ideation, computer modeling and rendering.

Contributors
Florant, Raymond G, McDermott, Lauren, Milligan, Jason, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Today, successful design is not only pleasing to the eye but may also help to manage social behaviors which can lead to increased satisfaction and increased revenue for clients. Designers function as problem solvers to provide solutions to challenges certain spaces face promoting or driving desired human interaction through effective design of the built environment. The experience-based economy of the 21st century prompts companies to attempt to stage an experience by connecting on a personal level with consumers in order to create value and support consumer needs. In experience-based design, interior design embraces social psychology by structuring the built environment ...

Contributors
Marcolla, Patrice Marie, Bernardi, Jose, Bochart, Sonja, et al.
Created Date
2016-05

The exhaust system is an integral part of any internal combustion engine. A well- designed exhaust system efficiently removes exhaust gasses expelled from the cylinders. If tuned for performance purposes, the exhaust system can also exhibit scavenging and supercharging characteristics. This project reviews the major components of an exhaust system and discusses the proper design techniques necessary to utilize the performance boosting potential of a tuned exhaust system for a four-stroke engine. These design considerations are then applied to Arizona State University’s Formula SAE vehicle by comparing the existing system to a properly tuned system. An inexpensive testing method, developed ...

Contributors
Knutsen, Jeffrey Scott, Huang, Huei-Ping, Steele, Bruce, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

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.