About (ID)

This blog was created in the fall of 2013, by students in a graduate course on Information Design at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Each of the initial authors contributed elements of the first blogs:

Catherine Krecke, “What is ID?” page and blogger:
Catherine Krecke is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the College of Saint Benedict and is interested in technical communication. She is a retail manager, writer, and editor in Rochester, MN.

Sean Kwon, “Information Designcast” podcaster:
Sean Kwon is a graduate student at the University of Minnesota. He originally got his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities, double majoring in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture. Sean is interested in web/design usability and accessibility. Sean is a writer, editor, occasional musician, and avid film watcher. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN

Susan LaVelle, website administrator, “Why is ID important?” page, and blogger:
Susan LaVelle has a Master of Science in Scientific and Technical Communication with a Minor in Literacy and Rhetorical Studies from the University of Minnesota. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian and Linguistics from the University of Minnesota and is an information designer and editor of academic and scientific and technical texts. Susan maintains this blog. Her website is: susanwlavelle.com

Brian Wyneken, blogger:
Brian Wyneken is a graduate student in security technologies at the University of Minnesota. His main interest in information design resides in organizational communication issues. In 2014, he retired after 31 years in the United States Air Force.

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