Michael J. Stamper is the Data Visualization Designer and Consultant for the Digital Arts at Virginia Tech Libraries. He has extensive experience working in all aspects of design in academia, for private companies, and the Federal government. He holds a BA in Graphic Design and Art History, and a Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Interactive, Graphic, Information Design and Data Visualization, both from Indiana University-Bloomington.
While at Indiana University, he had the privilege of working for two years as the Senior Designer at the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Center, where he specialized in creating many dynamic data visualizations for researchers and the world-traveling Places & Spaces: Mapping Science data visualization and art exhibit.
Michael has extensive experience working in all aspects of design in academia, for private companies, and the Federal Government. Before coming to Virginia Tech in the Fall of 2016, he was the Design Lead at the NIEHS' National Toxicology Program (NTP) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He has worked with other Federal agencies including NASA, NAVSEA, and the National Parks Service - creating a variety of work spanning the visualization of data, to graphic and interactive design projects.
At Virginia Tech, he advises and supports administrators, faculty, students, and the general public with their data and information visualization and design needs. He helps to define and refine requirements for projects, performs user research, specializes in user interface/experience design, infographic design, and is an advocate for bringing more aspects of Design Thinking while integrating the arts, design, and sciences and creating more effective, meaningful, and insightful visualizations and presentations.
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