Built Environment Analysis

Georgia State University is one of the most up and coming universities of our time. Our campus is tremendously diverse, ranging from students who are right here in Atlanta, to overseas. The diversity of Georgia State has been nationally recognized in recent years bringing more popularity to the campus which encourage many people to attend this school. I’ve personally spoken to people who wanted to attend Georgia State because they knew the campus is engulfed of people from all walks of life. The university, until recent years was mainly a commuter school and owned no dorms for students. Today we have University Lofts, University Commons, Piedmont North, Patton Hall, and now a new dorm right across from University Commons, Piedmont Central. This is quite a rapid expansion for the University as well as the city of Atlanta. In 2014 the crime rates for Atlanta were around 513 robberies and 661 Aggravated Assaults. Downtown can be very dangerous especially for a college campus, since many freshman are still 17 about to turn 18. Our campus should be at least a haven from the dangers of downtown life. The University Library has recently been hit with a few unexpected robberies toward students. I believe the openness of Georgia State University’s campus makes it more prone to crime than other campus. The first reason why I believe our campus is more prone to crime is because we are an open campus who serves the community and is spread out over downtown Atlanta. Georgia State is located around Grady Hospital, Hurt Park, 5 Points, Woodruff Park, Peachtree Street, Auburn Ave, Edgewood Ave, and...

Digital Built Environment Decription

The digital built environment that I’m describing is te women’s Atlanta Dream. The layout of the site is very blocked and segmented instead of having a feminine touch to it being that it is a women’s basketball team. I believe the NBA tried to equalize the sites by having a neutral color, those colors being the team colors. The website of the Atlanta Dream is very informative instead of commercialized like the men’s basketball team website. It gives information on college players and their dealings in the WNBA. Unlike the Atlanta Hawks website, the Atlanta Dream has lots of drop down menus that stay at the top. On the Hawks’s website these drop down menus travel as you’re scrolling. The word ticket is significantly bigger on the site for the men’s basketball team than for the women’s. This might shed some light on the popularity of the team. In my opinion, the Hawk’s are by far the more popular team in basketball. The Atlanta Dream plays other WNBA teams but they are more in the background supporting and teaching young women of adolescent age. Their goals are to educate about health and wellness, the benefits of education and insipire young women. By the looks of their site it looks like they do a pretty good job of giving back to their community and inspiring the young women around the city. Comparing the men’s and women’s basketball sites in Atlanta really let me know the lack of national popularity for the team but the local pride that it...

Digital Record 5

From this portion on the website I get the feeling that this women’s basketball team gives back to the community in a lot of ways. There are lots of children in groups on the site with descriptions of group tickets and how they also participate in fundraisers. I feel like on a mass scale Atlanta Dream is working in the background by giving back to their community and partnering with schools to change children’s lives and inspire young girls. On a mass scale they aren’t as popular as the Atlanta Hawks but they are noticeable and relevant through these children and all of their...

Digital Record 4

Looking a little closer into the website I see that this team’s main focus is “Health & Wellness, Education & Inspiring Women”. This website does a good job of capturing strong, independent, self-sustaining women.  Atlanta Dream is an excellent example of a basketball team displaying strong educated women who inspire other youth girls aspiring to be in their place or even to just...

Digital Record 3

In this portion of the Atlanta Dream’s website I see a lot of women. Not only the players but the fans. I see young girls. This may be to have the website market to young girls who are basketball fans. The website is very block formatted and segmented. Its background is white instead of the regular girly color of pink, in fact it’s blue borders to represent the color of the team not just the gender.  I think the pictures are to show that they have a lot of fans who are young girls with their...
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