Design research in the
Experience design is the common thread of all my courses. Conveying complex or abstract information in a clear, concise fashion happens when my students take the empathic plunge into their users’ minds and design an experience that teaches, persuades, entertains, or informs. Part of every assignment includes identifying the problem, defining the user, articulating the user’s needs, and delivering a beneficial intervention. This user-centered approach aligns also well with the design program’s social design model. Helping users navigate the complexities of contemporary, digital life is a worthwhile undertaking.