• PicToLife: the development of a contemporary Chinglish visual language

      Yang, Yang (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The intention of my project was to develop a contemporary ‘Chinglish’ visual language called PicToLife. PicToLife attempts to re-transform the form of Chinese characters into their original state of pictograph. The project ...
    • Simplifying Information For an Indoor Wayfinding System

      Gu, Jonathan (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      The purpose of this research was to explore how to simplify information in wayfinding systems through information design, with a focus on combining emergency evacuation procedures and an indoor wayfinding system. That focus ...
    • The Visceral Metaphor: a contemplation on the invaded self

      Miller, Leanne Margaret (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This practice-led thesis explores the disruptive metaphor in relation to ideas of loss, irresolution and the photographic. It is centred around the researcher’s experience of a home invasion. Through the process of grief, ...
    • Visual Phrasing: manifesting the power of musical expression

      Brkovic, Minja (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      Within the field of Visual Music there has been an ongoing search for visual aesthetics that possess a power of emotional expression comparable to music. This thesis focuses on exploring visual phrasing as a materialization ...
    • Vitality: a creative exploration of affection & scene

      Liang, Ivan Yuhuan (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      Affection and Scene [情景交融] is a philosophical concept in Chinese art practice which could be understood as a conceptual thought that transcends an artist’s embodiment of their emotions and internal responses to an environment. ...
    • Yi-jing Within Time: The Implication of Yi-jing Into Moving Image Medium

      Lu, Zhaohui (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      Yi-Jing [意境] is a signifi cant classic Chinese art concept that might be broadly understood as a certain conceptual and perceptual communication between artists and viewers. It was originally derived from Chinese poetry ...