Ameliorate Alkek

alkek-illuminate-mu

An exercise in
human-centered design.

The Alkek Library at Texas State University, is seen by many students as a very cold, unwelcoming place. This proposal aims to change this perception with a solution that is enlightening, entertaining and most importantly — effortless.

Note: Downloading the book is recommended, as this is a rather deep project. noe-egd-book-final-web.pdf

alkek-front
alkek_observations_spread
alkek_process2
alkek_diagram
alkek_typography
alkek_mockup_spread
alkek_wordlist

The system

Each sign has a word, followed by a relevant quote. In an effort to persuade students to use the library as a library, curious students can look up the call number to be treated to whichever piece of literature inspired the quote. And yes, every single sign used in this proposal has a working call number.

disseminate
alkek-disseminate-mu

Placement

Each sign is location specific as well.

alkek-collaborate-mu
alkek-rejuvenate-mu
alkek-sanitate-mu
alkek-hydrate-mu
alkek-private-mu

Credits

Project from Michelle Hays’ Typographic Design class at Texas State University