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Vadim Besprozvany

Vadim Besprozvany

Lecturer IV in Information and Research Investigator, Information, School of Information Email: Phone: 734/763-2285
Office: School of Information/4322 North Quad Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: No Personal website


Vadim Besprozvany is a Lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Information. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in interaction design, visual design and communications, and mentors independent studies in emotional design, animation, branding and identity, and design language. He is an ArtsEngine faculty liaison (UMSI) and is interested in growing intellectual collisions and collaborative practices driven by the arts, design, and engineering. He serves as a curator and consultant at the Odesa Contemporary Arts Museum (MSIO, Ukraine), and participates in art(co)archive initiative, which is dedicated to Ukrainian contemporary art. Besprozvany's primary research areas include visual rhetoric, semiotics, media, cultural studies, and communications theory. He received his B.A. from Tartu University, Estonia, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.


North Quad courtyard at sunset
Faculty awards recognize excellence in instruction and service

Four faculty members have received recognition for their outstanding service to the community and UMSI and for teaching excellence.

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Missing Migrants poster
New exhibition uses data visualizations by UMSI students to bring awareness to missing migrants


Missing Migrants of the Mediterranean shares stories of Tunisia’s missing migrants through works of data visualization created by students at UMSI.

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