We invite proposals on topics relevant to communication design research. We seek the presentation of unique, groundbreaking, significant creative work, practice of design, case studies, contemporary practice and the academic and scholarly review of creative projects. We also consider new approaches to design education and pedagogy.
Abstract are accepted and peer reviewed on a rolling basis. So submit early to be added to a scheduled colloquium.
Submit an abstract of 300 words along with title, category (design research, teaching, or service), keywords, name and affiliation. Once received, the abstract will be sent to peers for review and feedback.
Presenters of Design Incubation colloquia will be asked to peer review abstract submissions. Applicants who do not pass peer review will receive recommendations for abstract resubmission.
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”
Adam Fromme MFA Candidate Department of Design The Ohio State University Urban transportation within the United States is at a critical point. The automobile dictates our infrastructure, but there is a hunger for something else. Many mass transit solutions ignore the need to develop unique urban neighborhood identities. It seems time for a different approach. … Continue reading “The Process Of Exploring the Next Urban Condition”
Hemalatha Venkataraman MFA Candidate Design Research and Development The Ohio State University In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the way design is being approached. What once used to be a traditional form of addressing an ‘issue’ through creative problem-solving and designing artifacts has moved to a contemporary space where one seeks … Continue reading “Participatory Design Research and Social Practice: Postcard Exchange as a Generative Design Research Tool for Eliciting Stories”
Herb Vincent Peterson Associate Professor of Design: Coordinator of Graphic Design Co-Founder of Marion Design Co. Division of Art + Design Indiana Wesleyan University Wendy Puffer Assistant Professor: Coordinator of Design for Social Impact Co-Founder of Marion Design Co. Division of Art + Design Indiana Wesleyan University No larger than 30,000 people and deeply bruised … Continue reading “Reveal, Empower, Propel: Design Education for a Tenacious Community”
Jason E. Murdock Undergraduate Instructor School of Visual Communication Design Kent State University The metaphors used by designers to describe the logos they create reveal something about the technology they have at their disposal, as well as how they think these graphic devices should be applied. Brand, mark, signature, and signet are all metaphors that … Continue reading “Framing Metaphors in Visual Identity Design”
Dennis Cheatham Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Graduate Director, Experience Design MFA Miami University The multifaceted nature of design means that research activities related to it are difficult to define. For design researchers, educators, students, and practitioners, new knowledge production can look more like creative or scholarly activity than fact-finding research. In order to more … Continue reading “Science Rules: Why Design Research Needs Scientific Research Classifications”
Ian Bellomy Assistant Professor Communication Design Myron E. Ullman, Jr. School of Design University of Cincinnati This presentation covers two implications for visual communication design education that stem from an action-centric view of screen-based interaction design. Brief excerpts of two student projects will be presented in support of the main theoretical argument. The premise, which … Continue reading “Two Implications of Action-Centric Interaction Design”
Zachary Winegardner MFA Candidate The Ohio State University This research is being conducted to investigate the question of “how can digital design tools and critical making uncover and inspire the presentation of complex information in classical paintings?” This approach is practice led research, in which a process of making serves as the primary generation of … Continue reading “Uncovering Classical Painting Through Design Process and Artifacts”
Yi-Fan Chen Experience Design MFA candidate Miami University Augmented reality (AR) systems have been designed and studies for over 20 years. With smartphones and wearable information and communication technologies (ICT) are ubiquitous, mobile augmented reality systems (MARS) open various opportunities for users to experience and interact with virtual information at physical locations. A MARS, Pokémon … Continue reading “Evaluating a Socialization and Companionship Augmented Reality System”
Yoonkyung Kim Assistant Professor of Visual Communication OU School of Visual Arts University of Oklahoma Most images and informational data from historical records and databases remain unseen because there is a massive over-saturation of visual material. This material has not been thoroughly investigated or understood. Historical archives offer opportunities to discover stories that reposition history … Continue reading “Re-Inscribing History”