Ann McDonald is an assistant professor at Northeastern University in Boston, where she teaches in the Graphic Design and Multimedia Studies programs. She focuses on educational interactive projects that can best be achieved through interdisciplinary collaboration. Her exhibit and interactive design work for clients such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New England Aquarium, and the National Health Sciences Consortium have offered wide audiences access to complex topics. Her recent collaborations with Jay Laird, students, and her 8-year-old twins have pushed her into the world of games. She studied at the Institute of Design and then earned a BFA from the University of Washington, beginning her career as an information and environmental graphic designer and creating an award-winning body of work. Subsequently she received a MFA in graphic design from Yale University. Her design interests continue to stem from a desire to inhabit an information space.