Hepworth, Katherine

Katherine Hepworth

Hepworth, Katherine

Assistant Professor, Visual Communication

Office Location: RSJ 204

Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4423

Katherine Hepworth joined the Reynolds School in 2013, bringing expertise in graphic design, information design and user experience.  She teaches basic graphic design, visual communication and user experience courses.

Katherine’s interdisciplinary research combines traditional academic research skills with insights and techniques learned through professional graphic design practice. She has two research tracks: firstly, tracking power relationships past and present through visual evidence, secondly, trends in the use of digital technology in higher education classrooms.

Katherine earned her Ph.D. from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. Her dissertation involved an interdisciplinary graphic design and political science history that incorporated more than 200 historical artifacts and more than 1000 illustrations. This research was presented in a non-traditional thesis format (limited by the bounds of university thesis guidelines) that gave equal preference to the visual artifacts and the text.

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Google Scholar Citations

Title1–8 Cited by Year
Visual methods in psychology: Using and interpreting images in qualitative research

K Hepworth
Visual Methodologies 1 (1), 111
2 2012
Government Emblems, Embodied Discourse and Ideology: An Artefact-Led History of Governance in Victoria, Australia

K Hepworth
Melbourne: Swinburne University of Technology
2 2012
Developing an Interdisciplinary, Discursive Methodology to ‘See’Government Emblems

K Hepworth
Proceedings of Cumulus Conference 2009
1 2009
Governing Identities: Neoliberalism and Communication Design in 1990s Victoria, Australia

K Hepworth
Design and Culture, 1-26
  2017
Big Data Visualization: Promises & Pitfalls

K Hepworth
Communication Design Quarterly 4 (4), 7-19
  2016
CCID: Articulating a Design-Thinking Center for Multimodal Communication

WJ Macauley Jr, K Hepworth, C Mays
Proceedings of the 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of …
  2016
History, Power and Visual Communication Artefacts

K Hepworth
Rethinking History 20 (2), 280-302
  2016
Designing Engaging Educational Materials

K Hepworth
The Journal of Digital Media Arts and Practice 2015 (1), 14-25
  2015