09 Jan 2013

hauber's work selected for department chair's traveling exhibition

Selected work from across the Graphic and Industrial Design programs is on display outside of Burns Auditorium in Kamphoefner Hall.

Selected work from across the Graphic and Industrial Design programs is on display outside of Burns Auditorium in Kamphoefner Hall.

In conjunction with the start of the spring semester, an exhibition of work from across the Graphic and Industrial Design Department's curriculum opened on Monday at the College of Design. Erin Hauber's remote conversation system designed for the distance learning course Insects and Human Disease is included in the show. 

The panel features just a few screen designs of the web-based application prototype.

The panel features just a few screen designs of the web-based application prototype.

Hauber's piece is among three projects chosen from Professor Meredith Davis' "Design as a Cognitive Artifact" studio where graduate students designed technologically-supported learning activities that encourage critical and creative thinking in courses and co-curricular programs at North Carolina State University.

Her project focuses specifically on critical and creative thinking behaviors related to reading and science and incorporates design thinking methods such as affinity mapping and critique into the learning activity. Using the web-based application, students find, post and compare current news articles on how insects spread human disease. Students find connections to course content and among published articles, then author their own critical reviews and video news broadcasts.

Other outcomes selected from the course are Robin Vuchnich's interactive comment wall for contemporary art museums and Will Walkington's critical listening tool for student newspaper journalists. The exhibition is on view in Kamphoefner Hall for a short time before traveling with Department Chair Professor Tsai Lu Liu to conferences and presentations.