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Design for Immigration Understanding the Immigration Process through Interactive Visual Experiences

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posted on 2024-05-13, 20:05 authored by Angela Nam

 In recent years, the immigration process has become increasingly convoluted and  bewildering for many people due to frequent changes in policies and regulations. The lack  of transparency and clarity in the structure of immigration information further exacerbates  problems, making it difficult for international students to access and understand policies,  regulations, laws, and procedures through the use of resources beyond what is available  from school. As a result, they struggle to navigate processes necessary for visas,  green cards, citizenship, and removal. To address these issues, it is necessary to provide  clear and concise explanations of legal requirements and steps while communicating  updates to policies and procedures in a timely manner, enabling students to make informed  decisions regarding their applications and legal status.  Design has the power to clarify complex information, reveal connections among parts of the  process, and illuminate its structure. Thus, my thesis investigates how an interactive visual  experience can be designed to enhance the clarity of communication in immigration  application materials and help international students easily understand the information  and navigate the process. Throughout this work, I strived to develop more accessible  immigration processes than what currently exists, transforming immigration steps into  a clear and inviting experience for everyone 

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Date

2024-05-06

Degree Type

  • Master's Thesis

Department

  • Design

Degree Name

  • Master of Design (MDes)

Advisor(s)

Stacie Rohrbach

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