Date

2012

Degree Name

BS in Graphic Communication

Department

Graphic Communication Department

Advisor(s)

Xiaoying Rong

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to get a better understanding of the different ways printed circuits could be constructed and then implemented into creative, visual designs for printed electroluminescent displays. A variety of circuit design variables, such as area and length, were tested that will help create solutions for printed electronics.

This study tested different variables of circuit design, such as length of silver traces and the size of the image area, to help optimize ways to build a printed circuit. Then, findings were implemented into a segmented graphic display in order to analyze innovative ways to utilize multiple displays in a small area. Results found that there are a variety of recommendations that can be considered when designing an electroluminescent segment display. However, future testing can be done to develop wiring the power supply to the design.