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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

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News

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“Cover Your Mouth!”

“Cover Your Mouth!”

Kathleen Lewis
Digital illustration

The Algo-Numeric Daughter

The Algo-Numeric Daughter

Alexis Smith
Theory comix

Luke

Luke

Leah Rae Rusu
Digital storytelling

A Strong Line

A Strong Line

Elora Koepcke
Digital storytelling

Essays into Noise, Silence, and John Cage

Essays into Noise, Silence, and John Cage

Steel Wagstaff
Graphic essay

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping

Rosemary Woodward
Pechakucha

Road from Lubumbashi

Road from Lubumbashi

Dan Banda
Prezi

Design Problems for Low Vision

Design Problems for Low Vision

Erin Schambureck
Interactive poster

Life Drawing Models

Life Drawing Models

Erin Curran, Elizabeth Godec, Zhijie Gu, Elizabeth Pedroza
Documentary video

The Food Supply Chain

The Food Supply Chain

Rahul Kamath
Digital illustration

Viewing Kabuki Music in Ukiyo-e of Early Modern Japan

Viewing Kabuki Music in Ukiyo-e of Early Modern Japan

Yumi Kusunoki
Video essay

Ecuador, Travel through Time,

Ecuador, Travel through Time,

Grace Fondow
Documentary video

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