Original work in partial fulfillment of a graduate degree in the School of Literature, Media and Communication.

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  • Clearing the Smoke: The Changing Identities and Work in Firefighting 

    Rumsey, Alyssa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12-07)
    The impact of computing devices on the nature of work has been a long-standing topic of inquiry. Removing the boundaries of traditional corporate organizations, the evolution from fixed ICT to mobile IoT has enabled a ...
  • COHOUSING IOT: DESIGNING EDGE CASES IN THE INTERNET OF THINGS 

    Jenkins, Thomas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    Cohousing IoT is a research through design project that considers emerging domestic technologies and their relationship to alternative living arrangements, particularly cohousing communities. Cohousing is a form of ...
  • Embodied engagement with narrative: A design framework for presenting cultural heritage artifacts with digital media 

    Chu, Jean Ho (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05-18)
    This dissertation examines how digital media and physical installations can be developed and used in cultural history museums. It proposes a narrative design framework for tangible and embodied interaction to engage visitors ...
  • Digital ethics framework recommendations for social media archiving applications 

    Lucas, Christina (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-26)
    Citizen journalism performed through social media platforms is increasingly becoming a default means of communication networking and information consumption for local and global audiences. This increase in social media ...
  • Japanese independent game development 

    Vogel, Michael William (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-05-17)
    This thesis examines independent game development in Japan, studied through tool-use and through the rhetorics and practices of the two main modes of independent game development in Japan: doujin and indie. I aim to ...
  • Spatial cognition based design of embodied interfaces for supporting spatial cognition 

    Clifton, Paul Gordon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-20)
    In this dissertation, I apply research from cognitive science that describes the roles that people’s bodies play in their perceptions and mental representations of spaces to the design of tangible and embodied interactive ...
  • Storied numbers: Enhancing public opinion practices using digital media affordances 

    Robinson, Susan J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-27)
    This dissertation investigates how digital media affordances may be used to enhance public opinion practices by altering the ways in which opinions are gathered and represented in the media. Digital media affordances include ...
  • Design agency: Dissecting the layers of tabletop role-playing game campaign design 

    Gasque, Travis M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-27)
    In the field of digital media, the study of interactive narratives holds the aesthetics of agency and dramatic agency as core to digital design. These principles hold that users must reliably be able to navigate the interface ...
  • Storyscape, a new medium of media 

    Blumenthal, Henry (Hank) (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-31)
    A storyscape is the new medium of storytelling. It originates in the model of transmedia storytelling defined by Henry Jenkins (2006a) in Convergence Culture and applied to The Matrix franchise. The storyscape medium is ...
  • Digital naturalism: Designing a digital media framework to support ethological exploration 

    Quitmeyer, Andrew J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-08-19)
    This research aims to develop and evaluate a design framework for creating digital devices that support the exploration of animal behaviors in the wild. In order to carry out this work, it both studies ethology’s foundational ...
  • The work of user experience design: materiality and cultures in designing 

    Lodato, Thomas James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-07-22)
    At a computational technology company called LTC, a large array of employees worked together to design the user experience (UX) of a variety of products. The empirical case study explores the relationship amongst the work ...
  • Thinking in stories 

    Anderson, Tory S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-15)
    This thesis considers cognitive narrative a component of intelligence that specializes in generality. In exploring the ubiquitous external (mediated) and internal (cognitive) functions of narrative it provides two contributions ...
  • Making gender: technologists and crafters in online makerspaces 

    Godfrey, Elizabeth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-27)
    The Maker Movement is a rapidly moving development towards non-traditional education through hands-on creation of technological artifacts, indicating tremendous potential for attracting previously marginalized groups ...
  • Cybernetic autonomy: an analysis and critique of adaptive learning systems 

    Madaio, Michael Adam (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-27)
    There has recently been great promise and interest in the use of adaptive learning systems to provide personalized course content, tailored to the ability levels and pace of individual students. Yet, not all the technologies ...
  • Portrait of an anonymous image board: the board-tans of 4chan 

    Shedd, Jesse Bernard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-04-23)
    Compared to other online communities, relatively little is written academically about 4chan. This is likely because of the widespread use of politically incorrect language and images, the ephemerality of its content and ...
  • The dilution of avant-garde subcultural boundaries in network society 

    Jimison, David M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-01-12)
    This dissertation identifies the diluting effects that network society has had on the avant-garde subcultures, by first building a framework through which to understand the social structure and spatial production of the ...
  • Techno-vernacular creativity, innovation and learning in underrepresented ethnic communities of practice 

    Gaskins, Nettrice (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12)
    A model for ‘techno-vernacular’ creative production as an area of practice that investigates the characteristics of this production and its application in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) learning ...
  • From role play to behavior: How cultural background influences Western and Eastern MMOG players in world of warcraft 

    Feng, Jihan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-21)
    Researchers have been studying virtual world culture for decades. However, little attention has been devoted to the intersection of virtual world culture and real world culture. Even less attention has been given to the ...
  • Interactive installations as performance 

    Nam, Hye Yeon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-16)
    This thesis clarifies the interdisciplinary field of interactive installations in digital media and digital art. As an interdisciplinary field, interactive installations emphasize three dimension; bodily interaction beyond ...
  • Videogame cities in motion 

    Schweizer, Robert Thomas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-05-14)
    Videogame cities are 'real-and-imagined' spaces whose ubiquity as a setting for games illustrates the persistent fascination with the opportunities for play in urban space. In order to describe these videogame cities, we ...

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