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Shannon Connell

Lecturer

Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Shannon Connell

Lecturer

Department of Visual Communications Studies
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BFA, University of Missouri; MFA, Rochester Institute of Technology


Personal Links

Select Scholarship

Invited Article/Publication
Connell, Shannon. "The victimization of the Deaf in the name of idealized technology." The victimization of the Deaf in the name of idealized technology. (2018). Web.
Journal Paper
Connell, Shannon. "Interaction Design Needs Modified Principles of “Design Affordance” for Navigation Applications." Interaction Design Needs Modified Principles of “Design Affordance” for Navigation Applications. (2019): 16. Web.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Connell, Shannon. Spark. 18 May 2018. MakerBot Headquarters, 1 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn. Exhibit.

Currently Teaching

NAIS-292
3 Credits
This course will give students from all areas of study in the Arts and Imaging Studies Department an opportunity to prepare and submit portfolios of their work for final review by a jury composed of department faculty members and professionals. The course will emphasize professional procedures, work habits, and demonstration of creative and technical skills, depending on the students' areas of expertise, as well as appropriate communication with clients, presentation techniques, and ability to work as a fully contributing member of a team.
NAIS-140
3 Credits
Students will learn how to work through steps of the graphic design process, starting with the identification and research of design problems, and the intended message and the target audience, to development of basic graphic design solutions presented visually through clear, well-executed layouts created by both traditional and electronic means. Fundamental graphic design and typographic principles, elements, techniques and vocabulary used in design problem solving will be introduced. Students in this course will also learn about areas/categories of graphic design, creating examples such as posters, book/CD covers and logos. Topics covering selecting appropriate printing papers, professional practices, psychology of color, and critique methods will also be introduced.