Graphic Design

Design Innovations through Collaborative Research Methods

University of Cincinnati

ABSTRACT
Technology is presenting new opportunities for designers and educators to collaborate in developing tools for reading instruction. This paper shares a collaborative research study that leveraged visual communication design, reading literacy, and educational psychology research to help teach early reading skills through a multi-sensory experiential learning tool. This study demonstrates how collaboration and design problem-solving can contribute to addressing communication design problems and developing experiential learning methods.

Full Immersion: Beyond the Page + Screen

New Media
University of Idaho College of Art & Architecture

ABSTRACT
This paper examines the potential for integrating Experiential Graphic Design (XGD) within the context of a traditional graphic design/visual communication curriculum. This shift will better prepare students to work in a constantly evolving, competitive, and expanding field of design. Through documented student projects, we explored the development of XGD strategies and methodologies through the blending of traditional graphic design foundations, interactive, and time-based media that transform a user experience beyond the page and screen. The success of this type of new curriculum model is made possible by the co-location of art, design, new media, and architecture in an interdisciplinary college.

Chrissy Davey

I am a creative professional with a diverse educational and experiential background in graphic design, photography and marketing.

My passion is discovering unique stories in all aspects of life, and then creating compelling and relatable written and visual content. Design, photography, and writing all have a cozy place in my heart (though each battles it out for a piece of my time. It's a delicate balance).

Chrissy Davey, SmartDesign Group
SmartDesign Group
Vancouver

Alicia Cheng

Alicia Cheng is a founding partner of MGMT. and has extensive exhibition design experience as well as brand and interactive design. She has worked as a senior designer for Method, New York and was the co-design director at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She served as a lecturer and visiting critic at Yale University and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Cooper Union. Alicia is now serving on the Board of the AIGA/NY chapter. She received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University.

Alicia Cheng, MGMT. Design
Brooklyn, NY

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