Coming Soon: Big Data. Big Design

I’ve been working on a new book: Big Data. Big Design: Why Designers Should Care about A.I. On shelves in 2021. What does this topic have to do with you?

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

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.

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

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

Exploring Conversational Interface with SAS Analytics

Exploring Conversational Interface with SAS Analytics What is the role of Natural Language in SAS products? This year’s NCSU graphic design seniors took on this question through an 8-week collaboration

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

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,

Critique Prompt Project

Hello Designers and Educators! We want to improve the graphic design critique through a new  flickr project. We’re collecting critique prompts from awesome people like you, and we’d love for