Scholar Info


Helen Sanematsu

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Visual Communication Design; Affiliate, IU School of Medicine

ude[dot]iupui[at]tamenash

Co-design, Participation, and Dialogue in Community Development


My research helps people and projects fit. As a designer, I use the principles of participatory research, co-design, and interactivity to develop methods that help respond to people's needs. My research interests include the development of community in urban settings and seek to engage participants in multi-directional exchanges of knowledge, information, access, and power. A dialogic approach is central to my work both in interactive forums and in static media.