Beneath the Surface – June 1, 2021
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An Ecosystem of Knowledge

By Ashley Cook

I take a behind-the-scenes look at a few of the ideas, conversations and reflective connections between many of my projects from the 2020-2021 school year. These connections only show snapshots of paths of thought that I can still recall — there are many missing gaps and links from forgotten conversations and personal events, not only from myself but from all of the students and faculty, that would show an entire ecosystem of knowledge flowing between minds. It’s the unnoticed side conversations and sharing environment that helps us to get to those deeper insights in our work.

Ashley Cook (MGD ‘22) is a Master of Graphic Design Candidate at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include speculative interfaces, UI dark patterns and marginalization within design.

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