XD: MFA MUArt 650 Core Studio

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Offered collaboratively by Graphic Design and Interactive Media Studies, our new MFA in Experience Design stands at the intersection of design and technology. Human-centered, technology-fueled, collaboratively-crafted, research-driven—our program explores the full gamut of user experience. Read more about our curriculum here.


Visiting Artists for 2014-2015

Aggie Toppins
Richard Elaver
John Foster
Kate Creason and Megan Deal
—Ron Hall
—Bob DeSchutter
Laurie Haycock-Makela
—Silas Munro


As Graduate Director of the Experience Design Program, I lead the Grad Core Studio. Below is a sampling of this semester’s projects:

A Procedural Zine (workshop with visiting designer Aggie Toppins)

zine1  zinecover


Modular Systems (workshop with visiting designer Richard Elaver)

mod121mod8-300x200 mod16-300x200 mod13-300x200  img_6940



A Community-Building Project for the Studio



A Group WordBuild

xd wordbuild from Helen Armstrong on Vimeo.


Participatory Projects: Find a commonality. Build a community.

[Projects to come in December]