Thesis: Navigating Interdependence

My MFA thesis explores how designers can help people to make sense of complex and interdependent systems. In particular, I was interested in how design can support science communication to create robust, two-way dialogue between scientists and the general public.

For my thesis project, I developed a website to introduce topics of soil health, population growth, food consumption, and land use worldwide, and to serve as a case study with direct and practical applications to test my ideas. The thesis exhibition incorporated elements of citizen science, crowd sourcing and participatory design to bring individual voices into an abstract topic, and to examine how citizen participation can inform the process of both science and design.

The entire thesis can be read here. The spreads below give an overview of the book design.