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Work by interior architecture & product design students accepted to national environmental design conference

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

       

 

MANHATTAN -- Posters and papers by 17 students from the interior architecture & product design department of the College of Architecture, Planning & Design, or APDesign, have been accepted for presentation at the 2014 Environmental Design Research Association Conference.

More than 700 submissions were considered for EDRA45NewOrleans, which will be May 28-31 in New Orleans. The Environmental Design Research Association addresses the expanding the horizon of environmental design to include concerns about people as a vital ingredient of change. The association's vision originally focused on improving the environment for humankind but is now focused heavily on organizational efficacy.

Each submission was double-blind reviewed by qualified reviewers in the domain areas identified by the authors. The projects, all under the direction of Vibhavari Jani, associate professor, will be presented at the conference and the abstract of the paper presentations will be published in the conference proceedings.

Interior architecture & product design students, with the help of Jani, who had work accepted for EDRA45NewOrleans include:

Teresa Siegele, fifth-year student, Fredonia, poster co-presentation, "The Incorporation of Technology in Design: Studying the Effect of Digital Tools on Creativity"; James Dylan Howe, fourth-year student, Gypsum, paper co-presentation, "Consideration of Sustainable Strategies in the Changing Office Environments and its Impact on the Health of its Inhabitants"; Anthony Ngo, fifth-year student, Manhattan;poster co-presentation, "Lighting and Acoustics in Design Learning and Office Environments"; Jay Marcus, fifth-year student, poster co-presentation, "Lighting and Acoustics in Design Learning and Office Environments," and Rutvik Date, fourth-year student,paper co-presentation, "The Impact of Lighting on the Employees in the Changing Workplace," both from Overland Park; Sarah Swaim, fourth-year student, Tonganoxie, poster co-presentation, "The Changing Times, Changing Needs: The Future of Effective Wayfinding in the Workplace"; Melissa Still, fifth-year student, Topeka, poster co-presentation, "The Incorporation of Technology in Design: Studying the Effect of Digital Tools on Creativity"; and Xavier Gavin, fourth-year student, Wichita, paper presentation, "Adapting Workstations to Generational Variances by Reinforcing Health Breaks through Workspace Design."

From Missouri: Anthony Dorrel, fourth-year student, Kansas City, poster co-presentation, "The Changing Times, Changing Needs: The Future of Effective Wayfinding in the Workplace"; Michael Murphy, fifth-year student, O'Fallon,poster co-presentation, "Lighting and Acoustics in Design Learning and Office Environments"; Nichole Finke, fourth-year student, St. Charles,paper co-presentation, "Designing Modern Offices: How to Prepare for Changing Needs to the Nomadic Staff"; Abby Buchmann, fourth-year student, paper co-presentation, "The Impact of Lighting on the Employees in the Changing Workplace," and Katherine Pruser, fourth-year student, paper co-presentation, "Designing Modern Offices: How to Prepare for Changing Needs to the Nomadic Staff," both from Washington; and Abigail Zohner, fourth-year student, Wildwood,paper co-presentation, "The Impact of Lighting on the Employees in the Changing Workplace."

Kurt Andre, fifth-year student, Lincoln, Neb., poster co-presentation, "The Incorporation of Technology in Design: Studying the Effect of Digital Tools on Creativity"; and Brian Davis, fourth-year student, Fishkill, N.Y., poster co-presentation, "The Changing Times, Changing Needs: The Future of Effective Wayfinding in the Workplace."

From out of country: Kunyan Wei, fourth-year student, China, paper co-presentation, "Consideration of Sustainable Strategies in the Changing Office Environments and its Impact on the Health of its Inhabitants."

Source

Vibhavari Jani
785-532-5992
vjani@k-state.edu


Pronouncer

Vibhavari is Vib-ha-var-ee and Jani is Jah-nee

Website

College of Architecture, Planning & Design

News tip

Fredonia, Gypsum, Manhattan, Overland Park, Tonganoxie, Topeka and Wichita, Kan.; Kansas City, O'Fallon, St. Charles, Washington and Wildwood, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; and Fishkill, N.Y.

Written by

Thom Jackson
785-532-1090
tjackson@k-state.edu


At a glance

Seventeen students from the interior architecture & product design department will present their papers or posters at the 2014 Environmental Design Research Association Conference. The students' work was done under the direction of Vibhavari Jani, associate professor of interior architecture & product design.