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Dr Andrew Haig

Department Chair and Senior Lecturer, Communication Design
PhD, Swinburne Institute of Technology, Australia; MDes (by Research), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; BA (Design), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Andrew has over 35 years of experience as a communication design academic at Swinburne and as a design practitioner in industry. Andrew’s PhD investigated how to improve pedestrian wayfinding with mobile maps by using photographs of landmarks in the map interface, connecting concepts from environmental psychology with design. Andrew is the Department Chair of Communication Design.

Prior to his return to Swinburne, Andrew was a director of a design partnership focused on visual identity and branding projects, exhibition design and publication design (print and digital). Key clients were organisations from the environment, news/media, museum and education sectors.

Research interests

wayfinding; navigation; environmental behaviour; user experience

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Mobile Computing - 460608
  • Design - 330300
  • Geospatial Information Systems And Geospatial Data Modelling - 401302

Teaching areas

User-centred design;Communication design;Visual identity design;Information design

Professional memberships

  • 2017 (current): Member, International Institute of Information Design, International
  • 2021 - 2021: Member, AGDA: Australian Graphic Designers Association, Australia


Also published as: Haig, Andrew; Haig, A.
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