Research focus: population and environment

Posted on May 31st, by Liz Throop in ⠿ DESIGN, ⠿ RESEARCH. No Comments

Over the years, I have designed signage, packaging, brochures, and logos – for Fortune 500 companies and small enterprises I helped create with local merchants. I’ve done a ton of pro bono work, from hands-on design to writing and editing to general communication strategy. My current design activities are concentrated on a campaign to raise awareness about the relationship between our environmental and reproductive behaviors. More about this at POPULATIONAL.COM

Populational is a series of social media memes (for want of a better term) formatted for easy distribution on the web. Creative Commons licensing makes this kind of sharing even easier.  Check out the “Design” section here to get a sense of what I”ll be releasing over the summer. For now, bookmark this page, or sign up for CSS feed, or whatever so you’ll be sure to see the latest releases.

Works by Liz C. Throop

Posted on May 30th, by Liz Throop in ⠿ RESEARCH. No Comments

“Populational” site (under construction)

Papers and Presentations

“The Activist as Content Provider” workshop accepted for 2012 International Sociology Association TG05 Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2012.

“Thinking Through Sketching” at Intent/Content conference of AIGA, Nashville, TN, 2007.

“Mapping Complex Concepts” at Intent/Content conference of AIGA, Nashville, TN, 2007.

“Field Research in Graphic Design: Imperfect and Necessary,” at Design Studies Forum’s special session “Alternative Models for Research and Writing in Design Studies” at College Art Association national conference, Atlanta, 2005.

“The Connoisseur and the Consumer,” at The Third International Conference on Design and Emotion, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2004.

Introduction of Hindu-Arabic Numerals into Europe” in Visible Language, vol. 38.3, 2004.

“The Connoisseur and the Consumer” in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Design and Emotion, 2004.

“Shelf Life” in Inform, Issue 30, Spring 2004. “Field of Play” in Design of Pleasurable Products and Interfaces ’03 … Read More »

Just an observation …

Ancillary motives

We never do anything for just one reason, and Populational is proving to be a very interesting project in the realm of design research....

Real and virtual tagging


What began as a tagging, stenciling, and stickering campaign evolved into a tagging, documenting, and retouching effort. From there is was a short move...

Linking our desires the actions we must take

Sociologist Pierre Bourdieu made some profound observations about social class in France based on extensive field research. Of course most of us don’t care...