Defense Date

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Graphic Design

First Advisor

Jamie Mahoney

Second Advisor

Roy McKelvey

Third Advisor

Derek Chapman

Abstract

Through research, inquiry, and an evaluation of Recovery By Design, a ‘design therapy’ program that serves people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities, it is my assertion that the practice of design has therapeutic potential and can aid in the process of recovery. To the novice, the practices of conception, shaping form, and praxis have empowering benefit especially when guided by Conditional and Transformation Design methods together with an emphasis on materiality and vernacular form.

Comments

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Rights

© Cassandra Ellison

Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-12-2017