Prof. Kelly M. Murdoch-Kitt
|Member Since||September 2002|
|AIGA Chapter||New York, Upstate|
Kelly Murdoch-Kitt is an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design program at Rochester Institute of Technology’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She teaches and works primarily in the areas of interaction and user experience design. Kelly’s graduate research explores theories of situated learning and experiential elements of virtual communities, and their impact on public-interest issues, which inform her current teaching and scholarship. Her interest in design pedagogy has led to recent collaborations exploring the socio-cultural benefits of technologically mediated cross-cultural design education; the advantages of teaching visual literacy concepts to students outside of Design disciplines; and the benefits of integrating sustainability challenges into project-based design courses. Kelly recently presented papers at The 8th International Conference on Design and Emotion at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London, UK; The 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers in Oslo, Norway; and the National University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Education Summit in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Recent publications include “A Visual World Demands Design Sense: Advocating for Visual Communication Across the Curriculum” in The International Journal of Design Education, (co-authored with Dr. Kelly Norris Martin, 2013) and “Design Nexus: integrating cross-cultural learning experiences into graphic design education” in Studies in Material Thinking 11: Re/materialising Design Education Futures (co-authored with Prof. Denielle Emans, in press, 2014).