Keith Owens

University of North Texas
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Keith is an associate professor of communication design at the University of North Texas (UNT) College of Visual Arts + Design, and from 2010 until 2013 was the director of the college’s Dallas-based Design Research Center (DRC). Faculty and students working at the DRC focus on understanding and providing evidence-based design solutions to complex social, economic, technological, and environmental issues. Keith has advocated for increased design responsibility and evidence-based practice in the International Journal of the Humanities, Design Philosophy Papers, Design Philosophy Politics and Visual Communications Quarterly. As a design volunteer supporting farm cooperatives in Haiti, he operationalizes his activist philosophy.