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

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

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,

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,