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

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

NCSU Graphic Design Summer Studio 2016

This month I taught the NCSU Design Lab Graphic Design Summer Studio. This week-long immersive experience introduces high school students to the glories of graphic design. Over the course of

The Digital Textbook

Below are slides from a presentation that I gave at the 2016 CAA Conference in D.C. I encourage design students to work with educators to re-envision print textbooks as digital

Interested in design and technology? Apply to the Miami University MFA in Experience Design.

The application season has officially begun. Apply now for Miami University’s MFA in Experience Design. Collaboratively offered by Graphic Design and Interactive Media Studies, this degree stands at the intersection of

WordBuild: A Workshop at Pratt in Participatory Design

Participatory Design, over the last 40 years, has begun to infiltrate mainstream commerce and culture in the US. Increasingly our always-on, instant feedback society of users demands a voice in