- Professor, Industrial Design
- MA Interaction Design, MA Design Management
Richard Branham has 34 years of professional design experience and 25 years of teaching and research experience. He received a master of science degree in product design in 1970 from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and an M.F.A. and B.F.A. in industrial design from KU in 1962-1964. He has published, lectured and worked in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Richard has received numerous awards from the Society of Typographic Artists, Chicago Book Clinic, Chicago Arts Guild and the Chicago Society of Communicating Artists. He has worked with a variety of clients, including the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, McDonald's Corporation in Oak Brook, Ill., and the China External Trade Development Council, Taipei, in the Republic of China.
Some of his research interests include cognitive human factors and interaction design techniques and methods.
Selected Publications —
“Back to the Future: Student-center Learning, Interaction and Constructionism,” The 1999 IDSA Design Education Conference Proceedings, Industrial Designers Society of America, National Conference, Institute of Design, IIT, Chicago, IL, 11 pages (see www.IDSA.org) and PowerPoint Presentation.
“Identity Design in a Decentralized, Diverse, & Digital World,” University & College Designers Association, 28th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, Sept. 16-29, 1998. To be published in their Journal in Dec. 1998, 17 pages.
“Product Internationalization: Designers Need a More Expansive View,” The 1998 IDSA Design Education Conference Proceedings, Industrial Designers Society of America, National Conference, Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, CA (Sept 1998) 12 pages on CD-ROM (with C. Chen, J. Coronado-Gonzales, A. Tiritoglu).
“Five Important Interaction Design Tools: Object-Oriented Modeling, Use Modeling, Prototyping, and Analysis and Testing,” The 1997 IDSA Design Education Conference Proceedings, Industrial Designers Society of America, National Converence, Omni Shoreham hotel, Washington, DC, (Aug 1997) 12 pages on CD-ROM (with C. Chen, A. Tiritoglu).
“Design Strategies and Methods in User Interface Design,” the 1997 IDSA Design Education Conference Proceedings, Industrial Designers Society of America, National Converence, Omni Shoreham hotel, Washington, DC, (Aug 1997) 10 pages on CD-ROM (with C. Chen, A. Tiritoglu).
“Design Strategies and Methods in Interaction Design: The past, present, future, and post-future,” Workshop of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM special interest group on Computer-Human Interaction SIGCHI, (Mar 1997), Atlanta, GA. (with A. Tiritoglu).
“Design Strategies and Methods in Interaction Design,” Workshop of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, (Sept 1996), Philadelphia, PA, 200+ design strategies and methods, 1-6 pages each, on an interactive CD-Rom (with A. Triitoglu, P. Tangen and C. Chen).
“Solving Complex Design Problems with Object-Oriented Modeling,” Papers: The 1996 IDSA Design Education Conference, Industrial Designers Society of America, Walt Disney World, Dolphin, FL, (Sept 1996) (with C. Chen).
“Graduate Education in Industrial Design at the university of Kansas” (published as part of the article by Vogel, C., Fink, R., and Justice, L.
“Graduate Education in ID: Why our future depends on it.” INNOVATION: Quarterly Journal of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Fall 1996).
“Community Based Citizen-Visitor Information Systems,” Proceedings of Applied Research in Architecture and Planning, Spring Research Conference (April 1996), Tucson, AZ, pages 13-20 (with M. lucas and L. Greene).
R.Branham and D. Stuhr. A Language of Form: Volume One, the Isometric Theory. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1980, 487 pages, 1750 illustrations (revised 1984).
Awards & Honors —
Guidelines for Organizing Text and Graphics on a Desktop Publishing System.
VersadCad software, 10 copies, Version 5.0, T and W Corporation, Huntington Beach, CA (with C. Kurt, J. Surber), $30,000
AutoSketch Drawing Package, 10 copies, Version 1.0, AutoDesk, Mill Valley, CA (with J. Surber), $800
Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for outstanding classroom teaching, 1986, $2500 award. First year awarded at KU.
CADVANCE Drafting System, 3 copies, Version 1.2, Calcomp, Personal Systems Unit, Campbell, CA (with J. Surber), $8,400
Innovation in Instruction Grant, “Integrating Computers in the Classroom,” (with G. McCleary); $15,500 for equipment purchase, over three years.
H.O.P.E. Award Finalist, selected by KU’s Senior Class
Development of a Program for Analyzing and Generating Homeomorphic Forms.
“Outstanding Educator,” Mortar Board Chapter
Development and Testing of a General Theory of a Visual Language.
Develop a General Streetscape Model of a Typical City in Kansas.
A General Model of Signage