For Students

The Design Area offers a wide variety of display and interaction materials including: Canon EOS T6i Still and Video DSLRs, Ricoh 360-degree Cameras, DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone, Arduino Uno kits, Kinect Controllers, Leap Motion Controllers, iPads, Wacom Tablets, Mac minis, Media Players, and projectors. Click here to view an inventory of all Design Area materials.

Our Design Library on the 2nd floor of the Civic Square Building is also a great resource for reference and further research.

Lastly, be sure to check out everything that’s available at the Rutgers Makerspace.

Useful Links

bime by zendesk offers many Modern Interactive Data Analysis and Dashboards.

Container List is the blog of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, featuring weekly graphics and ephemera from the design archives at the School of Visual Arts.

Cool Infographics highlights some of the best examples of data visualizations and infographics found in magazines, newspapers and on the Internet.

We Love Datavis is an inspirational collection of Charts, Maps, Graphs and Diagrams. Sometimes more eye candy than information visualization, but always awesome.

Display is a curated collection of important modern, mid 20th century graphic design books, periodicals, advertisements and ephemera.

Eyebeam, the leading not-for-profit art and technology center in the United States.

FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better – mainly through data visualization. Money spent, reps at the gym, time you waste, and personal information you enter online are all forms of data. How can we understand these data flows? Data visualization lets non-experts make sense of it all.

Funnel Incorporated is an information design firm that makes the complex clear through the use of infographics, icons, maps and instructions. An infographic takes a concise visual approach to solving a communication challenge by distilling complex or large amounts of information into an easy-to-understand graphic.

Infosthetics, inspired by Lev Manovich’s definition of “information aesthetics,” explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization.

Rhizome’s ArtBase is an online archive of new media art. collects the best examples on the web for you to reference, share, and enjoy.

Vizualize is another great blog about visualization.

The Why Axis provides in-depth writing about curated data visualization projects.

Design Publications

It’s Nice That offers a seemingly endless list of trends, inspirations, and resources.

AIGA Eye on Design reviews cutting-edge design in an accessible-yet-nuanced way.

The Gradient is a wide-ranging, well-researched, critical online publication about contemporary graphic design, published by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

eye magazine is a quarterly illustrated journal of critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture.

The Observatory is a great podcast about design and culture at large, with links on the show page to particular items discussed.

Design Indaba is an online publication; an annual international design festival in Cape Town, South Africa; and a social impact initiative, Do Tank.

Even Magazine is an online art magazine that aims to connect art, music, architecture, and film to the current social and political context.