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    Congrats on Your Inaugural Year, AIGA Louisville!

    In December AIGA Louisville celebrated their inaugural year with a design competition: The Show 2014. I was honored to be their keynote speaker. My first reaction to the invitation: "What a great opportunity for…
  • WordBuild: A Workshop at Pratt in Participatory Design

    Participatory Design, over the last 40 years, has begun to infiltrate mainstream commerce and culture in the US. Increasingly our always-on, instant feedback society of users demands a voice in the products,…
  • Change is part of the dna: Breaking the process into short sprints makes it possible to change directions completely at many points

    Using AGILE in the Design Classroom

    Last semester I taught an Interactive Media Studies capstone course here at Miami U. The students worked as an interdisciplinary team to collaboratively develop a design solution for Coca-Cola. The project itself…
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    Cuba Via Typography

    In certain areas of the world, one-of-a-kind hand-lettered signs are still used to communicate goods and services. As noted by Molly Woodward, creator of the digital archive and community-based initiative, Vernacular Typography,…
  • AIGA DEC Proposal for the AIGA National Board

    For young graphic design students, the years spent in a classroom differ from their early years in a design studio—and that’s a good thing. Graphic Design educators craft student experiences that encourage…
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    2014 Marks the Launch of the Augmented Reality Center

    This year, the Miami University MFA in Experience Design joins with Computer Science to launch a new Miami Augmented Reality Center (ARC). The Center, the brainchild of Dr. Bo Brinkman, works to advance augmented reality…
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    The Lolita Cover Project

    What designer doesn't enjoy the challenge of creating a cover for Nabokov's Lolita? Architect John Bertram contacted me last year to contribute to an anthology that he was editing entitled Lolita: The…
  • A Participatory Design Workshop in Mainz, Germany

    In November, I travelled to Mainz, Germany, to work with graduate students at the Gutenberg-Intermedia Masters Program at the University of Applied Sciences, (www.gutenberg-intermedia.de/en/). Each incoming graduate class in this program takes on a…
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    Out Of My Hands DC

    For the second night of AIGA DC Design Week 2012, participants joined workshop leaders Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic to co-create a unique “DC” alphabet. The cool offices of Polygraph, a vibrant design studio…
  • Out Of My Hands Baltimore

    A Participatory Workshop led by Helen Armstrong and Zvezdana Stojmirovic Monday, Oct 15, 2012, Maryland Institute College of Art To launch AIGA Baltimore's Design Week 2012, Zvezdana Stojmirovic and I led a…