Curriculum vitae

Contact
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Degrees awarded
Master of Design
NSCAD University
Nova Scotia, Canada
2007–2010

Bachelor of Design (honours)
NSCAD University
Nova Scotia, Canada
1992–1998

 

Areas of specific interest
The effects of typographic design on human performance supported by empirical data from the domains of reading comprehension and cognitive psychology.

 

Published works
Dean, C. T. & Klein, R. M. (2011). In search of the Font Effect: The effect of conflict upon reading and naming typefaces serially. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 4(6), 401–420.

Klein, R. M., Ishigami, Y., Ryan, M., Dean, C. T. & Devlin, P. (2011). The Attention Trip: A tool for exploring the components of attention during a simulated driving task. Conference proceedings. 21st Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference. Nova Scotia, Canada.

Ashcraft, M. H., Klein, R. M. (2010). Cognition, Canadian edition. Published illustration. Pearson Education. Ontario, Canada.

Berman, D. (2009). Do good design. Published illustration. Pearson Education and Peachpit Press. California, United States.

 

Presented papers
Dean, C. T. & Klein, R. M. (2009). In search of the Font Effect: The effect of conflict upon reading and naming typefaces serially. Fourth International Conference of Design Principles and Practices. Chicago, US.

Klein, R. M., Ishigami, Y., Ryan, M., Dean, C. T. & Devlin, P. (2011).
The Attention Trip: A tool for exploring the components of attention during a simulated driving task. Conference proceedings. 21st Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference. Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

 

Conference presentations
Psychology and Neuroscience 38th Annual Graham Goddard In-House Conference, 2013. Nova Scotia, Canada, 2012.

Elizabeth May Sustainability and Environmental Research Symposium. Nova Scotia, Canada, 2011.

Sixth annual sustainability and environmental research symposium. Nova Scotia, Canada, 2010.

 

Invited addresses
Keynote speaker, Dalhousie Science Society. Nova Scotia, Canada, 2012.

Guest lecturer. Dalhousie University, Psychology Proseminar. Nova Scotia, Canada, 2007.

 

Papers submitted and in preparation
Dean, C. T. & Klein, R. M. (2010). Performance versus paper. Can typography save trees without sacrificing reading speed and comprehension?

Dean, C. T. & Klein, R. M. Reading performance as a function of typographic parameters.

 

Thesis
Dean, C. T. (2010). Performance versus paper: Can typography save trees without sacrificing reading speed and comprehension? MDes thesis, NSCAD University. Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Teaching experience
Assistant instructor
Dalhousie University, Dalhousie Integrated Science Program
Nova Scotia, Canada
2009–2012

Teaching assistant
NSCAD University, Department of Design
Nova Scotia, Canada
2007–2008

 

Professional service
Typographer and consultant
2002–present

Farm hand
Wysmykal Farm
Amherst, Nova Scotia
2012–2013

Typographic researcher
Dalhousie University & NSCAD University
Nova Scotia, Canada
2005–2012

Interface and usability designer
e-plicity.com
Nova Scotia, Canada
2000–2002

Typographer
Simplified Communications Group
Ontario, Canada
1999–2000

Typographer and designer
Herrera Berman Communications
Ontario, Canada
1997–1999

Information architect and designer
Internet Solutions Limited
Nova Scotia, Canada
1996–2002

Ceramics & metallurgy maintenance engineer
Multiple locations
1991–2003

 

Committees and other assignments
Moderator for typophile.com
2012–present

Graduate student representative, Dalhousie Association of Psychology Students
Nova Scotia, Canada
2007–2008

 

Media coverage
Live radio interview regarding graduate research
November 2010
CKDU

 

Of interest
With >25 years of experience playing Tetris® I have been granted significantly greater than normal abilities in all tasks involving covert visio-spatial orienting.

 

References
On request