Wayne State University
Professor, Graphic Design
Life Fellow, Communication Research Institute
What is the motivation to work in information design?
To help people get the information they need so that they can do what they want/need to in life.
What are you working on at the moment?
Assessment handbooks (Program and Student Services) for Wayne State University; grant studying asthma in Detroit teens (design of asthma diary, instruction booklet for personal air monitor used by teens); NIH grant/program (BEST – Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) on carrer options for biomedical PhD students (design of all program materials, program steering committee, facilitator for Communication module of program); Type II diabetes record log (in conjunction with Pharmacy faculty).
What is a project you consider a great example of information design?
Claudine Jaenichen’s designs for tsunami evacuation in California.
What is your dream project?
Anything related to healthcare emergencies.