• Art + Design

Steven Braun

Visiting Assistant Professor

Steven Braun is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of Art + Design. He received his B.A. in chemistry and Asian studies from St. Olaf College and his M.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, with some time spent as a research student (Fulbright Fellow) at Kyoto University (Japan) in between. Prior to joining Art + Design, he served as the Data Analytics and Visualization Specialist in Snell Library at Northeastern for nearly 4 years, where he worked as a consultant, analyst, and data visualization designer with Northeastern students, faculty, and staff. Steven’s interests are very interdisciplinary and include novel data visualization approaches, digital humanities, and the role of visualization in Japan studies scholarship. His visualization work seeks to explore themes such as narrative, language, and human experience.


  • M.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University (2013)
  • B.A., Chemistry and Asian Studies, St. Olaf College (2011)

Courses Taught

  • Programming Basics
  • Visualization Technologies I
  • Statistics for Designers

Research Interests

  • Data Visualization
  • information design
  • Japan studies
  • language
  • narrative
  • novel visualization approaches
  • visualization of textual data