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Bring your Project to Life

Our consultants help students design smart media such as video essays, theory comix, scientific posters, and presentations. Working in smart media means designing knowledge with digital images, text, sound, and data to present ideas in different forms and reach diverse audiences.

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Smart Media

We help you explore digital media’s conceptual and aesthetic side, from visualizing data to making multimedia arguments which elicit affect and action. DesignLab services integrate with the Writing Center, DoIT, and the Libraries, so we can assist you from research to final presentation.

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Presenting Student Projects

Each spring, DesignLab and the UW Libraries sponsor the Digital Salon exhibition of student media projects. Graduate and undergraduate students from across campus are encouraged to submit media projects from classes and extra-curricular activities.

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Democratizing Digitality

DesignLab’s mission is to help democratize digitality, just as public education democratized literacy in the 19th century. We understand digitality as the thoughtful use of information, media, and design skills needed to thrive in the contemporary world.

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Our Process

Our consultants can help you improve the structure and the look and feel of your media projects

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Consults

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News

DesignLab opens Tuesday, September 2

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East Tank Farm

East Tank Farm

Dale Kaminski
Digital image

Viewing Kabuki Music in Ukiyo-e of Early Modern Japan

Viewing Kabuki Music in Ukiyo-e of Early Modern Japan

Yumi Kusunoki
Video essay

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

Maria Swanke
Comicdoc

Helvetica Anatomy

Helvetica Anatomy

Laijingjing Zhou
Poster

Bringing Fractal to Figurative Art

Bringing Fractal to Figurative Art

Wanyi Chen
2D Images

A Strong Line

A Strong Line

Elora Koepcke
Digital storytelling

Lichens in National Park Units

Lichens in National Park Units

Sarah Bennett
Research Poster

Luke

Luke

Leah Rae Rusu
Digital storytelling

Mapping the Qualitative Spaces of Dance

Mapping the Qualitative Spaces of Dance

Sarah Bennett
Poster

The Food Supply Chain

The Food Supply Chain

Rahul Kamath
Digital illustration

Ecuador, Travel through Time,

Ecuador, Travel through Time,

Grace Fondow
Documentary video

Essays into Noise, Silence, and John Cage

Essays into Noise, Silence, and John Cage

Steel Wagstaff
Graphic essay

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