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Sarah Lowe – Professor


Design Professor Helps Develop Visualization Tool for Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Office: A+A 332
Telephone: 865.974.3208
Education: North Carolina State University – MGD

sarah_fac“Design allows me to explore a vast array of subject matter and work with experts from a variety of disciplines. At the close of each project I feel as if I have earned an honorary degree in that field of study.”

Sarah received her Masters of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University where she concentrated on the study of interactive media. She worked for several years at WGBH, Boston’s public television station, where she was a Senior Designer in the Interactive Department. Her current work focuses on the development of mobile platforms designed to interpret sites of cultural heritage leading to research partnerships with The National Park Service, The US Holocaust Museum, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Her work has been presented at AIGA Design Education conferences, CUMULUS, The Norwegian Design Research Network (NORDES), The Museum Computer Network (MCN) and published in Visible Language. In 2012/13 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Oslo, Norway, researching the design of educational technologies in relation to learning theory. In the summer of 2016 she will lead a study abroad program to Oslo to work with the Norwegian National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. Her classes focus on interaction design, information design, and research methodologies.


Dispatches from Oslo: Fulbright Scholar Sarah Lowe Discusses Her Research Year and Life Abroad in Norway

Making Connections for Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Research

Articles Published in Refereed Journals:

Trans-disciplinary Partnerships in IT Health Software Development: the benefits to learning
Spec. issue of Visible Language 49.5 (2015): 112-127. Print.

“Small-Scale Design Experiments as Working Spaces for Larger Mobile Communication Challenges”
Journal of Learning Design 7.1 (2014): 59-73. 14 Mar. 2014. Digital.

“Social Media as a Resource for Involving Young People in Museum Innovation: A Cultural Studies Approach to Co-Design.”
International Journal of Sociotechnical and Knowledge Development 6.3 (2014): 60-80. Print.

“Mobile Communication Design and New Literacies.” (pg 1313)
Design Education from Kindergarten to PhD – Design Learning for Tomorrow: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, 2013.








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