Interested in discussing machine learning & design with your class? Here’s a two part lecture.

Here is a two part lecture series to initiate a discussion of machine learning with your design students. I’m happy to lead a Q&A followup if you contact me. Please

“Who’s Afraid of Machine Learning” Cards

Who’s Afraid of Machine Learning? This semester I created a set of cards to help design students explore the potential functionality of machine learning, while considering the ethical implications of

What Role Might Machine Learning Ethically Play in Retail Spaces?

What Role Might Machine Learning Ethically Play in Retail Spaces? Last spring, grad students in the Master’s in Graphic Design Program at North Carolina State University partnered with an auto

Lowering Barriers to Access with ML

How can we use computation to augment our mental abilities? This was Vannevar Bush’s query in 1945 when he wrote  “As We May Think.” Two of his ideas: the Memex: (also

What Do Design Educators Need? The AIGA DEC has Data.

The AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC) set aside time during the fall to collect data around the needs of design educators and better articulate the value proposition of the DEC.

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 worked with Sealed Air to reimagine the secondary packaging unboxing experience. As part of their user-centered research process,

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