The suggested reading list includes various reading and media recommendations provided by the lecturer. This list of materials can include projects authored by the lecturer or others, and provides further insight into the guest’s sources of inspiration and additional context surrounding the artist/scholar/designer’s work and practice. This list is shared with RMCAD students and faculty and is archived on the website for academic integration and research opportunities. The physical materials are archived in the RMCAD campus library and the VASD Program archive.


Design Humor: The Art of Graphic Wit by Steven Heller
Book - 2002

Visual Puns in Design by Eli Kince
Book - 1982

A Smile in The Mind  by Beryl McAlhone, David Stuart, and Greg Quinton
Book - 1998

"Humor-Centered Design: Using Humor as a Rhetorical Approach in Design" by Chelsey Delaney
Carnegie Mellon Master of Design Theses - 2011

"Surprise and Humor in Product Design. Designing Sensory Metaphors in Multiple Modalities" by Geke Ludden D.S., Barry Kudrowitz, Hendrik N.J. Schifferstein, Barry M. Schifferstein, and Paul Hekkert.  
Scholarly Article - 2012

"Using Humor in UX Design" by Georgia Gallavin on
Online Article - 2015

"Exploring the Design Humor of Nick Kroll's Parody Ad" by Chelsey Delaney, Catalyst Group
Online Article - 2013

"You're Not Funny, You're Just Annoying - How and When to Use Humor in UX" by Megan Murray,
Online Article - 2014