Running is one of the simplest forms of physical activity that a person can take part in, but can still seem daunting to someone who has never done it before. whyRun is a website that guides interested beginners, through a simple and easy user interface design, in the basics of the sport: Why they should get started, how to take those first steps, the different types of running, equipment needed, and how to stay safe and motivated.

I believe that running can genuinely change not only how a person

appears physically by getting a sedentary body into motion, but also helps individuals mentally by giving them an outlet for built up stress and a place to release negative energy.

By creating a design identity and a means of access through website design, whyRun, will be targeted at beginners and will help share my love of running to a group of people who have started to believe that this is something they can take on, conquer, and enjoy.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Running--Interactive multimedia--Design; Web sites--Design

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Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Computer Graphics Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)


Chris Jackson

Advisor/Committee Member

Marla Schweppe

Advisor/Committee Member

Donna Rubin


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at GV1061 .M493 2013


RIT – Main Campus

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