Professor Aubrey Pohl
I am a designer, researcher, artist, visual communicator, and lover of images. I choose to use the term “designer” quite broadly. In all its history, context, and culture, it has inherited many meanings. My definition of the term morphs and changes as I do. My practice institutes a multitude of experimental processes as well as traditional ones. Above all, both as a designer and a human, I engage in social awareness and activism in design, looking to learn from the processes of architecture and trading the construction of physical spaces for metaphysical ones.
My research focuses on the awareness and investigation primarily of social issues and disparity. The questions becomes, how can visual communication be applied as a problem-solving method for metaphysical issues? What is the role of visual communications in disseminating information relevant to these issues?
Methods of my research focus on abstract forms of data visualization and information design, engaging in the process from start to finish; research and data collection, data organization, data application, creative output informed by data.
These methods fall under the category of Data Abstraction (self-defined), or the practical use of emotion as an abstracter for data visualization.
Areas of Expertise
data visualization information design experimental design processes alternative tools for design creative programming identity and branding editorial design printmaking animation design vexillology