Spring 2020

LMC 3705: Principles of Information Design

In this course we will study and explore the principles, practices and genres of contemporary information design. Specifically, this course emphasizes the design and use of computational media to organize and communicate complex data in forms such as interactive kiosks, animated visualizations, interactive maps, and large-scale displays in public space. In addition to studio-based projects, this course will include discussions of readings and projects from the fields of art, design, human-computer interaction, and science and technology studies.

LMC 6320: Globalization and New Media

This course is a theoretical exploration of the material and social impacts of intelligent systems. We will read broadly from HCI, STS, Sociology, Anthropology and Design in order to interrogate systems that shape civic participation and activism, as well as those that support surveillance and authoritarianism. The class will be structured around exploring the challenges in interaction and information design when the design material is no longer bits on a screen, but instead data, algorithms, and automation. We will work through the the conflicting goals of designing interactive systems (and processes) that are data reliant while resisting the authoritarianism such systems of surveillance enable.

VIP: VoterTech

The goal of the VoterTech VIP team is to investigate factors that affect voter turnout among college students and developing technologies to support students as they seek information about how to vote while at school. This includes understanding school policies on voting, absentee and early voting, voter registration, and transportation to and from polling places.

Fall 2019

LMC 6399: Discovery and Invention

A graduate-level course to introduce a suite of design research methods that can be used to discover opportunities for inventive new computational products and services. This course provides a deep introduction to the topic through readings and projects that will allow you to understand both theory and praxis in design research.

LMC 3705: Principles of Information Design

In this course we will study and explore the principles, practices and genres of contemporary information design. Specifically, this course emphasizes the design and use of computational media to organize and communicate complex data in forms such as interactive kiosks, animated visualizations, interactive maps, and large-scale displays in public space. In addition to studio-based projects, this course will include discussions of readings and projects from the fields of art, design, human-computer interaction, and science and technology studies.