August 23, 2022
UW-Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn, assistant professor of graphic design at the School of Education Art departmentis the recipient of the Society of Experimental Graphic Design (SEGD) 2022 Educator Award.
The SEGD Educator Award recognizes academic members who have demonstrated the culture and practice of design in the practice areas of the organization, including interaction design, exhibition design, creative technology, installation and public projects.
A blog post announcing the 2022 winners notes that Ahn “constantly pushes for inclusivity and diversity in graphic design education” and “investigates the academic marginality in the field”, through his work on projects such as “Social Homelessness on US Campuses” and “Design for Belonging”.
The announcement also notes that Ahn has featured his work on this subject in a traveling exhibit called “Evolving Graphic Design,” which features design educators from across the United States and celebrates inclusivity in design practices. Additionally, Ahn directs the Design Studies area at UW–Madison and develops new courses in experiential graphic design.