Design Research

John Kleinpeter

 Associate Professor of Design teaching Environmental Communication Design courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Design Program.

John R. Kleinpeter began his professional career as a graphic designer in 1982. His professional experience includes design for identity, promotional materials, packaging, environmental graphic design, exhibit, web, television and print.

John Kleinpeter, California State University
California State University Long Beach
Los Angeles

Embedded Technology: What will it look like in 2025

in 2008 we crossed a landmark where there were more devices connected to the internet than there were people in the world and in the following 6 years, the number of devices has exploded to reach 13 billion. We are in the process of creating an intelligent environment, one which Experiential Graphic Designers will be partially responsible for creating.

Podcast | Identity and Destination Hierarchy Research

Podcast Tom Esch, Yolanda Partida, and David Middleton

 

What you will learn

This talk, planned out by Phil Garvey and delivered by Tom Esch,Yolanda Partida, and David Middleton,focuses on destination hierarchies and identity research—one of the main issues faced by environmental graphic designers. The speakers walk through what makes for successful destination hierarchy research and destination naming. A key theme in this podcast is universality—can we achieve it in naming destinations?

Podcast | Research and Design

Podcast Phil Garvey

 

What you will learn

How many feet apart should signs be? Is color truly useful in wayfinding? Ongoing research has a direct impact on EGD. This course begins with an overview of research and its impact on design and building codes. Then learn which research sources exist and where they are applicable. Also included is an overview on how to look at and interpret a specific research report.

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