Industrial Design student work

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Our faculty and graduate students do a wide variety of research and share it in many ways: books, articles, conference papers, exhibitions, theses, dissertations, and more. Below is a selection for each division.

Highlighted Research

Art History

Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse
Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse. "A Collaborative Reframing of Franz Boas's Documentation of the Kwakiutl First Nation in 1930." NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication, 2017.
Adair Rounthwaite
Adair Rounthwaite. Asking the Audience: Participatory Art in 1980s New York. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
World Affiliatons by Sonal Khullar
Sonal Khullar. Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.
Writing and the Ancient State by Haicheng Wang
Haicheng Wang. Writing and the Ancient State: Early China in Comparative Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.


Chinaman's Chance video still by Zhi Lin
Zhi Lin. Artwork exhibited in Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. June 27, 2017 – February 18, 2018.
Shawna in Lines by Ann Gale
Ann Gale. Artwork exhibited in Ann Gale: Portraits. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. September 30, 2016 – February 12, 2017.
Ellen Garvens
Ellen Garvens. Artwork exhibited in Simple Means. SOIL Gallery, Seattle, Washington. June 2 – July 2, 2016.
Portfolio of Possibilities at MadArt Studio
Amie McNeel, Mark Zirpel, and collaborator Sam Stubblefield. Artwork exhibited in Portfolio of Possibilities. MadArt Studio, Seattle, Washington. July 24 – August 27, 2016.


Keynote address at BWxD 2016 by Tad Hirsch
Tad Hirsch. "Designing Material Participation." Keynote presentation at Better World by Design (BWxD) Conference, Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, September 23, 2016.
Jason O. Germany
Jason O. German (co-authored with Philip Speranza). "Assembly, Space and Things: Urban Food Genome, Urban Interaction and Bike Share" in Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design, eds. Shin'ichi Konomi and George Roussos. Hershey: IGI Global, forthcoming October 2016.
Pivot project
Tad Hirsch. "Surreptitious Communication Design," Design Issues 32.2 (Spring 2016): 64-77.
Infographic by Khaito Gengo
Karen Cheng (co-authored with Jennifer J. Otten and Adam Drewnowski). "Infographics And Public Policy: Using Data Visualization To Convey Complex Information," Health Affairs 34.11 (November 2015): 1901-1907.