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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Myra Thiessen is Lecturer in Communication Design at Monash Art, Design, and Architecture. She has rounded experience as a design practitioner, educator, and researcher, with a particular interest in the social impact of design. Her research is focused on cultures of reading and learning, which includes an exploration of how people access and use information in social environments and the role of criticism in design education. Her typography research is driven by the impact of motivation, context, and environment on reading and cognition and how efficiently the brain can process typographic information.

Recent publications include the co-edited book, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design, and the co-authored chapter therein, ‘But, it won an award: a look at communication design “excellence”’;  and the co-authored journal articles, ‘Brainy type: a look at how the brain processes information’ (Visible Language) and ‘Investigating letter recognition in the brain by varying typeface: an even-related potential study’ (Brain and Cognition) as part of an ongoing multidisciplinary project across typography and cognitive neuroscience.

Research area keywords

  • Typography
  • Functional readability
  • Functional legibility
  • Design criticism
  • Design education

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Research Output

But, it won an award: A look at communication design ‘excellence’

Thiessen, M. & Kelly, V., 2019, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design. Brisbin, C. & Thiessen, M. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 369–385 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Don’t take this the wrong way, but ... The changing nature of media, medium, and message in art, architecture, and design criticism

Thiessen, M. & Brisbin, C., 2019, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design. Brisbin, C. & Thiessen, M. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 295–297 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / PostscriptOther

Less woe, more wow! Shifting disciplinary viewpoints to make a critical cultural difference ...

Thiessen, M. & Brisbin, C., 2019, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design. Brisbin, C. & Thiessen, M. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 419–422 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / PostscriptOther

Looks aren’t everything, except when they are: the critical aesthetics of un-critical and post-critical artefacts

Brisbin, C. & Thiessen, M., 2019, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design. Brisbin, C. & Thiessen, M. (eds.). Oxon, UK: Routledge, p. 149–150 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword / PostscriptOther

The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture, and Design

Brisbin, C. (ed.) & Thiessen, M. (ed.), 2019, Oxon, UK: Routledge. 464 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Activities

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Critique International Research Conference 2013 (Event)

Myra Thiessen (Editor in chief), Chris Brisbin (Editor in chief)
2013

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility