Graphic Design studio
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Graphic Design Faculty At-A-Glance

Helen Armstrong, Associate Professor
Research/Scholarship: Inclusive design; Design and computation; Participatory design; Author/Designer: Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009); Participate: Designing with User-Generated Content, with Zvezdana Stojmirovic (PAP, 2011); Digital Design Theory: Readings from the Field (PAP, 2016).

Kermit Bailey, Associate Professor
Research/Practice: Graphic design for community engagement and collaborative design processes (e.g. Mapping a Cultural Legacy in South Park East Raleigh knowledge maps) and “On Place, a Framework for Multidisciplinary Place-based Narratives,” (Co-investigator).

Dr. Russell Flinchum, Associate Professor
Research/Scholarship: Design history from the Industrial Revolution to present; 19th & 20th Century European and American architecture; 19th & 20th Century European and American painting and sculpture. Author: Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit (Rizzoli, 1997); American Design (5 Continents/MoMA, 2008).

Denise Gonzales Crisp, Professor
Scholarship/Creative Production: Typography and typographic tools; Improvisational pedagogy; Situational curation; Ornament in graphic design (DecoRational); Alternative design writing. Author/Designer: Graphic Design in Context: Typography (Thames & Hudson, 2012); Co-curator: Deep Surface: Contemporary Ornament and Pattern, (CAM Raleigh NC, 2012), and DesignInquiry: Futurespective (ICA MECA, Portland ME, 2019).

Dr. Derek Ham, Assistant Professor
Research: Emerging technology (virtual and augmented reality); Visual programming languages and tactile coding environments; K-12 STEM and design education; Computational thinking in design; Games and play systems. See “How Designers Play: The Ludic Modalities of the Creative Process,” Design Issues (Vol. 32, No. 4).

Dr. Deborah Littlejohn, Assistant Professor
Research: Design pedagogy and curriculum, especially within online learning environments; Interdisciplinary collaboration; Multidimensional (2D, 3D, 4D) interface strategies for visualizing multivariate data, including the visual translation of scientific research for non-specialists; Design-based teaching and learning. Founding Editorial Board Member: Dialectic (AIGA); Review Editor: Communication Design (Taylor & Francis).

Dr. Matthew Peterson, Assistant Professor
Research: Learning with visual media (interface, typographic variables, and the integration of text and image); Visual metaphor, visual narrative, and other cognitive functions of imagery and data visualization; Design-based learning; Design curriculum and pedagogy. Work is empirical and philosophical, to date affiliated with science education, communication, advertising, and medieval studies.

Scott Townsend, Associate Professor
Creative Production: Audience interaction and visual storytelling on issues of borders, traditional culture, diaspora, and effects on communities in transition. Scholarship: Participatory design, design and social innovation, public sociology. Essays and presentations: Design Philosophy Papers, Design and Culture, European Sociological Association, A4 Museum (Chengdu), TU Delft, Chicago Art Institute.

Administration:

Tsai Lu Liu, Professor and Head, Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design

Denise Gonzales Crisp, Professor and Director of Graduate Program, Graphic Design