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  • Liese Zahabi is an assistant professor of interaction/graphic design in the Department of Art and Art History at UNH. She previously served as faculty at the University of Maryland in College Park and at Weber State University in Utah. She earned a Master of Graphic Design degree from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design from Eastern Michigan University. She has been working as a designer for over eighteen years and teaches courses in graphic design, interaction design, motion design and animation, typography, game design, user experience and design research. Professor Zahabi‚Äôs academic research focuses on search as a cognitive and cultural process, and how the design of metaphoric interfaces can change the experience of digital search tasks. Her creative design work is also metaphorical and explores how the nature of search manifests itself in visual patterns and sense-making, how the digital record influences memory and our understanding of history, and how language and image intersect within the context of the Internet.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Animation and Motion Design Taught course 2021
  • Independent Study/Design Taught course 2021
  • Internship/Studio Art Taught course 2021
  • Principles of Typography Taught course 2021
  • Design and Place Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study: Studio Art Taught course 2020
  • Internship/Studio Art Taught course 2020
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2020
  • Interaction & Game Design Taught course 2020
  • Principles of Typography Taught course 2020
  • Principles of Design Taught course 2019
  • Special Top/Design & People Taught course 2019
  • Independent Study/Design Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Design Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Design Taught course 2019
  • Top/Animation & Motion Design Taught course 2019
  • Principles of Design Taught course 2018
  • Special Top/Interactive Design Taught course 2018
  • Education And Training

  • B.F.A. Graphic Design, Eastern Michigan Univ
  • MGD Graphic Design, North Carolina State University
  • Full Name

  • Liese Zahabi