Linh Dao

Assistant Professor, Interaction Design, California Polytechnic State University. 




Linh Dao

Interaction Design, Assistant Professor, California Polytechnic State University



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Unfolding the Self: Storytelling through Interactive Packaging with Augmented Reality


Abstract: I describe the project conception, pedagogical approaches, design process, and outcomes of student work on an interactive packaging design project, seeking to use storytelling to bring the printed elements to life. The project allows students to reimagine and implement augmented reality technology in original and meaningful ways. I explain curriculum development and experimentation to inform project design and iteration. Drawing on the complexity of identity and simulation of real-world communication challenges, I outline the appropriate parameters for such a project in a hybrid graphic and interaction design classroom, including contextual background, technology implementation and limitations. Student progress through iterations and deliverables of print designs and augmented reality extensions are included.

Identity Collage: A Workshop Method for Exploring Intersectional IdentitieS

DOI: 10.1007/978-981-19-4472-7
Year: 2022
ISBN: 978-981-19-4472-7
Book Title: [ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes
Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 9th Congress of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR 2021)
Editors: Gerhard Bruyns, Huaxin Wei
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

Abstract: Identities are often overlooked—from their absence in the persona to the specifics of user interview, leaving the most vulnerable unseen and underserved. Exploringinter sectionality of identities is necessary to reframe biases strategically in creative processes. This pictorial documents a collage workshop method using identity wheels to explore hard-to-visualise personal, social, and intersectional identities. It proposes an avenue for critical integration of diversity and inclusion within the human-centered design space.

AIGA Dialogue:
Diverse and Inclusive Strategies for Crisis Management in the Design classroom

Year: 2022
Journal Title: Dialogue: Proceedings of the AIGA Design Educators Community Conferences
Copyright Holder: The AIGA Design Educators Community (AIGA DEC)
Publisher: Michigan Publishing Services
License: All Rights Reserved
978-1-60785-782-2 (open access)
978-1-60785-781-5 (paper)

Abstract: In this paper, I will be discussing the development of management, mobility, and adaptation skills as an important part of the professional practice being taught in the classroom, especially in times of crisis such as Covid-19. This paper introduces strategies to effectively mitigate the effects of Covid-19. They include rethinking the format of the class, preferred teaching approaches, the method of delivery, and the content of the curriculum, taking into consideration the needs of students with less privileged and disadvantaged backgrounds.

About the journal: Dialogue is the proceeding of a week-long AIGA DEC event seeks to gather the design education community to take stock of where we are, what we have learned, and what we want to do next. The summit focused on themes of Teaching, Research, and Community, and featured multiple ways for participants to engage with each other and the content—including asynchronous panel presentations, synchronous virtual roundtables, online forums for discussion, and more.