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Design Research Blogs and Websites by Academics, Researchers, Practitioners

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Design researchers, academics, and practitioners almost always have a website or blog that showcases their work, insights, activities, or research... In many cases, they might look like teaching or academic research blogs, but often they look like design company/firm/agency websites. Please share those go-to websites you visit regularly, or your own design research website. 

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http://www.alphabettes.org/

Alphabettes.org is a showcase for work, commentary, and research on lettering, typography, and type design. Our loose network is here to support and promote the work of all women in our fields. 

This blog was originally assembled on a whim in August 2015 by Amy Papaelias and Indra Kupferschmid. One year later, the site underwent a refresh, thanks in huge part to Nicole Dotin. 

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http://scratchingthesurface.fm/

Scratching the Surface is a design podcast about the intersection of criticism and practice hosted by Jarrett Fuller. Each week, Jarrett interviews designers, writers, critics, educators and those that operate between these fields about how writing, criticism, and theory informs individual practice and the graphic design profession at large. Previous guests have included Michael Beirut, Jessica Helfand, Michael Rock, Steven Heller, and Alexandra Lange.

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Works in Process

Works In Process is a podcast series exploring the evolution and techniques behind the lastest/ongoing projects of creative individuals by designer and educator, George Garrastegui, Jr. — This podcast is a way to discover, and uncover the creative process that goes behind the work that creatives do. I speak to designers, artists, writers, and other types of creative individuals to discuss their process. Through hopeful candid conversations, I want to highlight the guests that I talk to and possibly demystifying their creative process.

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https://catnormoyle.com/

Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Memphis College of Art, Normoyle is a Boston-native designer, artist, and educator. Her research and creative works explore the intersections of design and art in public spaces and the role of creative intervention in social contexts.

Especially interested in the human experience and social dynamics of place, Normoyle considers how interventions can impact underdeveloped communities and inspire placemaking. Specific areas of interest include typography, technology, speculative theory, whole systems thinking, and the ongoing pursuit of design shifts in practice, pedagogy, and academia.

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http://comdesres.com/

Jasso Lamberg is a specialist in communication, design, and research. He deals with issues connected to visual communication, the connections between text and images.

His PhD thesis discusses how visual design communicates imagined personalities of newspapers.

He is a lecturer in visual culture.

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http://mauricio-mejia.com/info/

G. Mauricio Mejía is a design-oriented researcher and a research-oriented designer. He is an associate professor at the Department of Design, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, at the University of Caldas, Colombia. He is currently the program director of the PhD in Design and Creation.

He received his PhD in Design from the University of Minnesota and his Master of Design degree from the University of Cincinnati, USA. His design and research work focuses on interaction design, visual communication, behavior change, and strategic design.

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https://dennischeatham.com/

Dennis Cheatham researches the ways people and design decisions intersect at experiential and systemic levels. His recent work explores how co-creating end-of-life choices with stakeholders can facilitate meaningful decision-making resources and tools; ways multiple intelligence theories can be applied to facilitate learning necessary for addressing complex problems; and how rhetoric and semantics in design affect aspirations and goals.

 

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http://jessicabarness.com/

Jessica Barness' research resides at the intersection of design, humanistic inquiry, and interactive technologies, investigated through a critical, practice-based approach. Further, she is involved in ongoing projects connecting sound studies and design. 

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Thanks for sharing these @Dan Wong. My website is basically just an updated portfolio. I haven't had the time or felt compelled to share my research in-depth online – so this serves as good inspiration. 

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https://www.field.io/

As a creative studio specialised in art + technology, we create powerful new formats of visual communication.

Together with selected brands and cultural institutions, we work as artists, designers and consultants across strategy and branding, moving image, and immersive experiences.

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http://www.juankafka.com/

Juan Villanueva is a Brooklyn-based typeface designer, lettering artist, and educator.

Originally from Peru, he grew up in Clifton, NJ and has a BFA in Graphic Design, Illustration and Animation from Montclair State University. He is a proud graduate of the Type@CooperExtended Program and can frequently be found bumming around all the lectures and type related events.

He currently spends his days designing typefaces at Monotype, and has taught typography at The City College of New York and graphic design at the Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive Program. He is an active member of the Type Directors Club and is on the board at the Society of Scribes.

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https://abbychen.me/

Abby Chen is a designer based in New York. She creates and pursues projects that situated between design and cultural communication, taken the practices of brand identity, interaction, editorial and information design. EXPERIENCES: Currently at Gallagher & Associates. Previously at Google Creative Lab, Project Projects, Synoptic Office, New York Times Magazine and Hinterland. EDUCATION: Parsons the New School for Design, BFA Communication Design. 

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OnSnotAndFonts--BernhardBoldCondensed-23

http://luc.devroye.org/about.html

The content

These encyclopedic pages offer over 70,000 entries with information on type design, type designers, the history and choice of fonts and typefaces, the mathematics of type design, font software, and typographic matters in general. The subjects are cross-classified by country, language, tag, style, and category. Each item also has a dedicated subpage with additional images not shown on the main pages [click on pink dots like ⦿]. I started this work in 1993.

Who are we?

Luc Devroye, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html

 

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https://www.researchgate.net/

ResearchGate is built by scientists, for scientists.

It started when two researchers discovered first-hand that collaborating with a friend or colleague on the other side of the world was no easy task.

Founded in 2008 by physicians Dr. Ijad Madisch and Dr. Sören Hofmayer, and computer scientist Horst Fickenscher, ResearchGate today has more than 15+ million members. We strive to help them make progress happen faster.

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