About

Dr Katherine Hepworth is a graphic design practitioner-researcher, currently employed as the Assistant Professor of Visual Journalism at The Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada Reno. She has over ten years professional experience as a graphic designer, focusing on information design and user experience for books and websites. Her current research interests are the relationship between visual communication and power, and visual communication effectiveness in higher education.

Education

Swinburne University of Technology: Hawthorn, VIC, Australia

2007-04 to 2012-02
PhD (National Institute of Design Research)

RMIT University: Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2004-03 to 2006-11-01
Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design (Communication Design)

University of Adelaide: Adelaide, SA, Australia

1996-03 to 1998-11-01
Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)

Other Publications

Governing Identities: Neoliberalism and Communication Design in 1990s Victoria, Australia
Published in: Design and Culture
Date published online: February 15, 2017
Pages: 1-26
Link to paper on publisher’s site: Governing Identities: Neoliberalism and Communication Design in 1990s Victoria, Australia

Big Data Visualizations: Promises and Pitfalls
Published in: Communication Design Quarterly
Edition: 4 | Volume/Issue: 4 | Pages: 7-19
Link to paper on publisher’s site: Big Data Visualizations: Promises and Pitfalls

History, Power and Visual Communication Artefacts
Published in: Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice
Edition: 20 | Volume/Issue: 2 | Pages: 280-302
Link to paper on publisher’s site: History, Power and Visual Communication Artefacts

Designing Engaging Educational Materials
Published in: The Journal of Digital Media Arts and Practice
Edition: 2015 | Volume/Issue: 1 | Pages: 14-25
Link to paper on publisher’s site: Designing Engaging Educational Materials

Memberships

AIGA

Design History Society

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