Computing & Mathematical Sciences

Design Research Group

Tomás García Ferrari, Simon Laing, Keith SooClaire Timpany, Emmanuel Turner, Nicholas Vanderschantz

Research in computer graphic design is focused on visual communication and interactivity. Central to all investigations are considerations of the user and the experiences of their engagement with both the message and the media. The research encompasses interface and information design for children and adults across a range of digital and traditional media. Typography use and development is explored as well as advanced media experimentation and installation.

Members of the Design Research Group of the School of Computing and Mathematical Science work closely with related research groups in the School including the Digital Library GroupHuman-Computer Interaction Group, and the Information Systems and Databases Group. Research and collaboration opportunities exist for graduate and undergraduate students as well as visiting scholars investigating the following areas:

  • Design thinking
  • Information design and information search
  • Interaction design
  • Interface design
  • Internet design
  • Printed and digital books
  • Typography
  • User experience design.