Margaret Morrison 104Astacie@cmu.eduhttp://www.andrew.cmu.edu/~slr/
Stacie Rohrbach is an associate professor in the School of Design where she teaches studio- and seminar-based design courses, including Design Studio I, Basic, Intermediate, and Graduate Typography, Senior Studio, Understanding Perception in Design, and Graduate Design Fundamentals. She is interested in the way people perceive and process information, and how their ability to learn may be improved by using visuals, sound, and motion to translate complex, abstract information into concrete, experiential forms. Rohrbach is also currently exploring the relationships that exist between print and dynamic mediums and the methodologies educators use to teach visual communication.
Her areas of research interest include dynamic information design, the bearing of cognition on design, the correlation of print and dynamic media, and the methodologies used to teach visual communication. Rohrbach’s current projects include two collaborative projects with English professor Suguru Ishizaki. Together, they are investigating and documenting the methodologies that educators use to teach visual communication. They are disseminating their work in the form of a book and online self-learning tools. Rohrbach is also exploring how visuals, sound, and motion can enhance course syllabi to help students make connections within and among courses.
Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon, Rohrbach held several design positions. As an art director and designer for Partners Design, she developed identity systems, corporate standards manuals, interactive websites, and product packaging. She was also a designer and researcher for North Carolina State’s Extension and Engagement program, and a designer for Landesberg Design Associates.
Rohrbach holds a Master of Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and a BFA in Graphic Design from Carnegie Mellon University.