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

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,

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

How might designers create data visualizations for low-vision users?

How might designers create data visualizations for low-vision users? Undergraduate graphic design students at NC State University collaborated with SAS Analytics to answer this question as they explored how SAS

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

Designing an Intelligent, Self-Learning Data Management System: A SAS Collaboration

Designing an Intelligent, Self-Learning Data Management System: A SAS Collaboration NCSU graphic design seniors collaborated with SAS last semester on a 9-week project. The design challenge: design the user experience