Making the Machine Human: Embracing Printing Technologies in Crafting a Present-Day Moveable Typeface

Peter P. Bella, Jr Assistant Professor Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne How human can the machine become in relation to the craft of moveable type and modern printing technologies? The letterpress has been an instrumental aspect of typography for centuries. The mechanical process of raised letterforms transferring ink to paper has a humanistic quality that … Continue reading “Making the Machine Human: Embracing Printing Technologies in Crafting a Present-Day Moveable Typeface”

Unforeseen Structures: Chaos, Materials, and Emergent Process

Mitch Goldstein Assistant Professor School of Design Rochester Institute of Technology  My research focuses on the examination of form and methodology using darkroom photography techniques, specifically the photogram. Photograms use no cameras or lenses — instead, objects are placed on or near unexposed photographic paper and briefly exposed to light. This process results in abstract … Continue reading “Unforeseen Structures: Chaos, Materials, and Emergent Process”

Zika and Public Health Guidelines: Prototyping Models for Different Personas

Courtney Marchese Assistant Professor of Interactive Media + Design School of Communications Quinnipiac University : In graphic design, models are material prototypes that help synthesize research into testable forms. Through experimentation and testing, many rounds of revisions are made to culminate in a visual that can effectively speak to its audience. In an age of … Continue reading “Zika and Public Health Guidelines: Prototyping Models for Different Personas”

Racism Untaught

John O’Neill Assistant Professor of Graphic Design University of Minnesota Duluth My presentation will speak to the legacy of how the graphic design industry throughout history has reflected racism in mass communication, shaping the attitudes and behaviors of the general public. Teaching graphic design students the racial impact of design is as important as instructing … Continue reading “Racism Untaught”

Drawing Type, Drawing Connections

Joel Mason Professor Emeritus Department of Communication Design New York City College of Technology, CUNY In 1979, as a full-time member of the Communication Design department at NYC College of Technology, I was assigned Lettering and Typography, a first semester course teaching students to draw three basic alphabets: Caslon, Bodoni and Helvetica using the “built-up” … Continue reading “Drawing Type, Drawing Connections”

Visualizing Mental Models

Joshua Korenblat Assistant Professor Graphic Design State University of New York at New Paltz Visual communicators can work at the center of ideas by understanding mental models. A mental model is an abstract representation of reality that enables thinking, understanding, and knowledge sharing. In his book Visual Complexity, Mapping Patterns of Information, researcher Manuel Lima … Continue reading “Visualizing Mental Models”

Multi-modal Interface Design: Communicating Design Through Presentation and Review

Peter Lusch Assistant Professor of Graphic Design College of Arts and Architecture Penn State Danielle Oprean Post-Doctoral Research Scholar Stuckeman Center for Design Computing Penn State Multi-modal visualization has long been considered important for design communication through representation and presentation, yet it has not been explored through an interface. In this presentation we discuss the … Continue reading “Multi-modal Interface Design: Communicating Design Through Presentation and Review”