Interior Design College of Design

Graduate Student Profiles

Graduate students’ work is an important resource in building the body of knowledge for the profession of interior design. To develop an awareness of the research being onducted at the graduate level in interior design at the University of Minnesota, the following sampling of the focus of current graduate students as well as a listing of completed theses and dissertations appear below.

 

Degree

Thesis or Dissertation Title

Student

Adviser

PhD

The Relationship Between Sustainable Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Employees' Satisfaction with Their Office Environments – 2012.

Kara Freihoefer

Guerin

PhD

Environmental Sensory Cues and Their Impact on Falls within Assisted Living Facilities – 2012.

Beverly J. Wood-Nartker

Guerin

PhD

The Relationships Among Indoor Environmental Quality, Occupant Satisfaction, Work Performance, and Sustainability Ethic in Sustainable Buildings – 2011.

SeonMi Choi

Guerin

PhD

Cultural Meaning of Color in Healthcare Environments: A Symbolic Interaction Approach – 2010.

JaIn Kwon

Guerin

PhD

The Net-Generation Interior Design Student: An Exploratory Study Assessing Learning and Engagement Within a Computer Simulation Environment – 2009.

Julie Peterson

Zollinger

PhD

An Exploration of the Relationship between the Designed Environment and the Quality of Life of People with HIV/AIDS – 2008.

Theresa Zborowsky

Guerin

PhD

Identifying the Factors of Meaning in the Home – 2007.

Richard Gibbs

Guerin

PhD

The Relationship Between Indoor Environmental Quality and Worker Satisfaction and Performance in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) Certified Buildings – 2007.

Young-Sook Lee

Guerin

PhD

Identifying and Evaluating Critical Environmental Wayfinding Factors for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – 2007.

Patricia Salmi

Guerin

PhD

The Effect of Light on the Movement of People - 2004.

Ji Hyun Kang

Guerin

PhD

The Analysis of Environmentally Sustainable Interior Design Practice -2004.

Mihyun Kang

Guerin

MS

My School and Me: Exploring the relationship between school environment and student identity – 2012.

Aileen Strickland

Hadjiyanni

MS

Building place attachment in assisted living facilities through the designed environment. Plan B Project – 2010.

Julie Torelli

Hadjiyanni

MS

An Examination of the Impact of Medical-Surgical Nursing Unit Configuration on Nurses' Communication Using Space Syntax Theory – 2010.

Stefnee Trzpuc

Martin

MS

Gregorc Learning Style Preferences of Selected Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota Interior Design Practitioners – 2006.

Julie Peterson

Zollinger

MA

Thermal Comfort and Window Proximity as They Related to Perceived Employee Performance and Satisfaction – 2010.

Kari Ihle

Guerin

 

 

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