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Graphic and Information Design, Minor

Graphic design combined with information design focuses on visualizing concepts and data to enhance human understanding of complex and vital knowledge.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

Graphic design makes messages and meaning using visual form and the integration of text and image. It often has a persuasive intention and uses rules of visual composition, form, and pattern to enable storytelling or to create attention and an ambience for consideration. Information design focuses on visualizing concepts and data to enhance human understanding of complex and vital knowledge.

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Interests of Graphic and Information Design, Minor Students

  • 3D Printing
  • Apps
  • Augmented Reality
  • Branding
  • creative coding
  • creativity
  • data
  • data analysis
  • design
  • digital design
  • Ergonomics
  • Human-centered Design
  • information design; Design
  • Interaction
  • interactive media
  • Mixed Reality
  • Product design
  • research
  • technology
  • User Experience
  • Virtual Reality
  • visualization

Co-op Opportunities

  • The Broad Institute
    Cambridge, MA
  • MIT facilities
    Cambridge, MA
  • Thomson Reuters
    Cambridge, MA
  • Philips Research (HealthTech and Lighting)
    Cambridge, MA
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Programming
    • Scripting
    • User mapping
    • User stories
    • User observation
    • Personas
    • Human factors
    • 3D modeling
    • User testing
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • Experience Designer
    • Interaction Designer
    • Entrepreneur
    • Designer

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Program Coordinators:

Ann McDonald

Associate Professor

Department Chair:

Ed Andrews

Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair


Nhora Delgado

Administrative Assistant

Zohreh Firouzabadian

Academic Manager

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

Greg Zuch

Academic Advisor

Co-op Advisors:

Michelle Hagopian

Associate Co-op Coordinator

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

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