As a design researcher and writer, I include design principles into the discussions of other disciplines and participate in holistic conversations about communication, policy and access to usable information. My decisions to present papers and choose to publish are consistent with this philosophy. I continually promote open exchanges and transparency in order to deconstruct the perception of what design is, what it can do and what it already does. The invitation and inter-connectivity that design has in humanities, government, social sciences and sciences has been inviting and welcoming.
As a Life Research Fellow for Communication Research Institute (CRI), I have the opportunity to extend my design interests, research and practice as part of an international community. CRI undertakes practical research that leads to the highest quality communication between organizations and people, and makes the results of research widely available for the common good. The Institute analyzes, tests, designs, prescribes, disseminates and publishes knowledge towards its mission including issues in electoral communication, medicine information, financial information and document design. www.communication.org.au
I am an Associate Professor in graphic design at Chapman University in Orange, California. Courses I teach include Typography, Packaging Design, Advertising Design, Information Design, Visual Literacy (Honors Program) and Design Research Methods (TBA). www.chapman.edu (BFA Graphic Design)
recent student-driven projects
Prof. Claudine Jaenichen, MA.UK FCRI
Information Design | Graphic Design
Life Research Fellow | Wayfinding for Disaster Planning