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    • Game Design Concepts 

      Bishop, Orin (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      The term “game design” is not well defined; it is used to mean many different things which oftentimes are only peripherally related to the actual design process, and many books purportedly on the subject do not adequately ...
    • I Don't Care Whose Fault It Is! Or, An Introduction to the Short-Term Forecasting Theory, Implementing Fuzzy-logic and Neural Networks 

      Bernstein, Jordan (University of Waterloo, 2006)
      In contradiction with much conventional economic theory, this thesis argues that successful short-term forecasting is both possible and practicable. Beginning with the assumption, and widely-held belief, that there are ...
    • Imagination: A Tool with Potential 

      Vukovich, Heidrun (University of Waterloo, 2012)
      This thesis deals with imagination as a tool in light of two academic disciplines: philosophy and education. In the history of philosophy, imagination appears as an intentional tool for cognizing, and in education, the ...
    • Justice that is Healing: Responding to Domestic Violence in Aboriginal Communities 

      Workman, Gloria (University of Waterloo, 2011)
      All Aboriginal communities are dealing with the effects of domestic violence. This thesis includes an exploration of the magnitude, outcomes and conditions that have been exacerbated by domestic violence with the goal of ...
    • Leveraging Transmedia Communication Strategies to Improve Engagement and Foster Collaboration in Citizen-Science Projects 

      Zoll, Charmian L. (University of Waterloo, 2017)
      Citizen science is the term used for the practice of harnessing non-expert, volunteer efforts to further scientific research using a crowdsourcing approach to collect, record, and analyze data and to fulfill other task ...
    • Maps of Human Communication: Science and the Arts 

      Bandyopadhyay, Sujoy (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      The purpose of this thesis is to examine the function of language as a map that navigates the perception of human reality. In the thesis, attention is paid to the structure of speech, and whether or not it accurately ...
    • Mending the Broken Telephone: Moving Forward from Theory to Practice in Supporting the Well-being of Sensitive Children 

      Ly, Stefanie (University of Waterloo, 2016)
      This project examines current and historical research in developmental psychology and neuroscience to support the idea that nurturing familial and school relationships will create empathic, compassionate and creative future ...
    • Performimg Education: The Utopian Potential of Creative Peer-to-peer Sexual Health Education for Queer Youth 

      Ligate, Ashling (University of Waterloo, 2012)
      In this cultural moment, young queers are struggling to imagine themselves and find community. A significant component of enabling a youth's self-discovery is providing access to inclusive and culturally-relevant education ...
    • Positive Materialsim: How Does Money Shape Family Happiness? 

      Leslie, Trevor (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      Why do some families let money shape their happiness in a negative way while others control their money and shape their happiness in a positive way? Maslow (1943) described his first two levels in his Hierarchy of Needs ...
    • A Prototype Web Platform to Facilitate Public Engagement with Medical Evidence about Rheumatoid Arthtritis Medications 

      Baker, Adam (University of Waterloo, 2016)
      Contemporary technologies and user interface design enable people to routinely interact with data in their everyday lives. While consumer applications for shopping and travel often feature data-driven user interfaces, health ...
    • Quantum Indefinite Spacetime 

      Jia, Ding (University of Waterloo, 2017)
      We combine the principle of superposition from quantum theory and the principle of dynamical causal structure from general relativity to attack fundamental questions in quantum gravity. We generalize the concept ...
    • Realism in Contemporary Fine Art 

      Newman, Yoni (University of Waterloo, 2010)
      Usually I start out with a technical concept. I try to get as detailed as possible in regards to the logistics of how I'll carry out the work. The ideas themselves are quite intricate and so an intuitive approach to process ...
    • Salacious Sade and Perverted Poe: Perversity and the quest for knowledge from 1740 to 1895 

      Baldwin, Brittney (University of Waterloo, 2014)
      The purpose of this thesis is to examine the role of perversity within the Self as a quest for individual knowledge. Libertine and Gothic literature will be characterized as an individualized reflection on society’s ...
    • Second-Generation Stack Computer Architecture 

      LaForest, Charles Eric (University of Waterloo, 2007)
      It is commonly held in current computer architecture literature that stack-based computers were entirely superseded by the combination of pipelined, integrated microprocessors and improved compilers. While correct, the ...
    • What's in a Subtitle Anyway? 

      Ellis, Katherine (University of Waterloo, 2016)
      This paper is a critical examination of the subtitling process. The film that is the subject of this paper is Rurouni Kenshin (2012), a film adapted from the previous media of manga and anime. The examination of subtitles ...
    • The Write Choice 

      Rupert, Spencer (University of Waterloo, 2009)
      This paper compares and contrasts movies, television, and video games from the perspective of the writer. This is done in order to determine which is the superior story telling medium. It is accomplished by examining how ...
    • Writing to Tell, Telling to Live: Reading the Storyteller in Alistair MacLeod's Short Fiction 

      Barclay, S. Vaughn (University of Waterloo, 2008)
      This essay examines the way Alistair MacLeod‘s short fiction formally and thematically invokes the presence of Walter Benjamin‘s oral "Storyteller" figure/and culture, elaborated in his 1936 essay, in order to ask broader ...


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