Research Approach

Art and Design faculty pursue research and creative practice that advance their disciplines and respond in meaningful ways to critical issues. Through artworks, products, and publications, our faculty explore new ways to make and interpret cultural artifacts, and improve and enhance the human condition.

Information Design and Visualization

Information Design and Visualization focuses on analysis and visual communication of data and information. Built on a core of graphic and interaction design, the practice emphasizes interdisciplinary collaborative work among researchers, professionals, and the communication of complex issues to general public.

Experience Design

Experience Design is a holistic and integrative approach to design that focuses on the quality of the human experience in specific contexts and situations. It employs investigation, analysis, creativity and technology as tools to understand human goals, needs, and desires and to mediate the human experience.

Inquiry-Based Creative Practice

Inquiry-based creative practice combines artistic activity with research to produce works with a distinctive standpoint on technology, society, and the natural world. Using methods drawn from both creative and scholarly disciplines, these artists combine aesthetic, poetic, and narrative elements in their projects. Inquiry-based creative practice often assumes nontraditional forms while remaining deeply engaged with aesthetic traditions, cultural histories, and the social implications of technology.

Game Design

Our faculty focus on the creation and analysis of game experiences. We develop innovative and meaningful games through the exploration of new game mechanics, technology, and application areas. Specifically, we explore the use of games for learning, activism, documentary, history, and behavioral science. We use mixed methods to evaluate player experiences and to study games and game culture at large in order to advance the field of game design.

 

Exhibitions & Collections

Installations

High Impact Startups

Interactive Products

Publications & Presentations

Other Initiatives

Hilary Poriss

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Faculty and Research

617.373.4249
h.poriss@northeastern.edu

Katherine Calzada 

Assistant Dean for Research Development

617.373.8717
k.calzada@northeastern.edu

Tammi Westgate

Senior Grants Administrator

617.373.5060
t.westgate@northeastern.edu

Nhora Delgado

Administrative Assistant

617.373.4340
z.firouzabadian@northeastern.edu

Dara-Lynn Pelechatz

Administrative Officer

617.373.5242
d.pelechatz@northeastern.edu