Document Type


Date of Degree

Spring 2014

Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)

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First Advisor

Bradley Dicharry


My pursuit of contributing a clear visual vernacular to the area of environmental education informs my research on contemporary issues surrounding the debate of current scientific findings. This has led me to explore the notion of altering behavior and correcting misconceptions regarding climate science through the presentation of information in haptic form. Parallel to this I will present non-contested scientific processes in a tactile form.

Pulling from research in the field of behavioral studies, I apply a systematic approach to integrating scientific information into both haptic and tactile infographics that function based on user engagement. By addressing the misconceptions and presenting the correct information in a manner that is more retainable through interaction, I aim to create a set of educational tools that can by adopted by practitioners of environmental education.


viii, 19 pages


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Copyright 2014 Andrew Desforges

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