My name is Márit. I'm a designer, coder, + professor, and a wanna-be cyberpunk cop, space-traveling scoundrel + and tomb-raiding archaeologist. I currently reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota and teach Graphic Design + Interactive Media at University of Wisconsin–Stout.
My work is fueled by the idea that all design influences, manipulates, and shapes human behaviors and perceptions on some level. My research explores the effects of multi-sensory human-computer interfaces on human behavior and cognition. I believe in using this understanding of the persuasive capability of design and technology to create tools that cultivate the things that make us human: creativity, empathy, altruism, play, future-thinking, and the expression of emotion. I experiment with ever-evolving modalities of human-computer interaction to explore ways to positively influence how we interact with unbiased information, with our perceptions and presentations of ourselves, and with each other.
I hold an MFA in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota, with a related research focus in Educational & Cognitive Psychology, Creativity, and Learning Technologies. In addition to design, research, and teaching, I have a creative background in web design, illustration, photography, and game design.
My name is pronounced a bit like pirate-speak. I'm always looking for creative collaborative opportunities! Chat with me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.