Laura Franz
Associate Professor
UMass Dartmouth

An Associate Professor in the Design Department at UMass Dartmouth, Laura teaches a wide range of type classes — including a Web Typography class in The Graduate Certificate In Web and Interaction Design.

Inspired by the intersection of tradition and technology, Laura shares her web font recommendations on and her typography knowledge via the book Typographic Web Design: How to Think Like a Typographer in HTML and CSS (Wiley) and the course Typography for Web Designers (

A recent article for and an upcoming course for have provided her with a good excuse to spend her afternoons with rare books and broadsides.

Sessions presenting:

Finding, Testing, and Using Web Fonts
Laura Franz

HOW Interactive Design Conference
San Francisco 2012

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