Accessibility + IBM Watson?

What’s machine learning and what can designers do with it? The NCSU 1st year Masters of Graphic Design Studio took on just this question over the course of the semester.

What Does It Mean to Put the User at the Center of Your Process?

Last week I lead a UX design workshop with the University of Georgia’s Graphic Design Program. We explored what it means to apply UX methods to understand user needs and

A Bag of Beacons: Enabling Personal Mobility

This fall, the NC State graphic design junior studio spent two weeks collaborating with the SAS accessibility team. The goal: remove barriers to independent personal mobility for people with visual

The Unboxing: A Project with Sealed Air

In my Special Topics Studio this semester, NC State graphic design seniors work with Sealed Air to reimagine the secondary packaging unboxing experience. I can’t show you the final work—hi

Making Astronomy Accessible

This week, Alexandra Grossi (NCSU MGD ’17) and I travelled to Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin. There we met with a team of researchers and educators committed to making the study

Cuba Via Typography

In certain areas of the world, one-of-a-kind hand-lettered signs are still used to communicate goods and services. As noted by Molly Woodward, creator of the digital archive and community-based initiative,

VR. No One Can Tell You, You Are Doing It Wrong. Yet

Interested in designing user interfaces for virtual reality? Take a look at my recent Design Observer article on the topic, written with NCSU senior graphic design major, Madeline Bone. In-world,

What Does That Say? A Low Vision Design Workshop at Drake

Last week I traveled to Des Moines to work with graphic design students at Drake University. We spent two days discussing, concepting, prototyping and testing data visualizations for low vision users.

Re-envisioning the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’s Acro Exhibition as an Autism Friendly Space

Last semester the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences asked NC State graphic designer seniors in my special topics studio to take on a complex problem. One of their key exhibitions—the Acrocanthosaurus Exhibition—was not

Fast Co.Design Features an Essay from Digital Design Theory!

Yay! Fast Co. Design explored the Post Human as they profiled Haakon Faste’s essay from my new book Digital Design Theory. Thanks Fast Co! Wake up people: “A Post-Human World is Coming.”