Tomoko Ichikawa

  • Clinical Professor


B.A. in Communication, International Christian University
M.S. in Visual Communication, Illinois Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Visual Representation, Diagramming, Data Visualization, Visualization


Center for Plain Language ClearMark Award of Distinction (2017)


Ichikawa, Tomoko. 2016. "Visualization as Experience" Digital Studies; Ichikawa, Tomoko. 2009. "Visualizing Various Information Types across Multiple Channels" Design School Confidential


Prototype Design of a Decision Making Tool for Caregivers of Dementia in the African-American Community (2019); Communicating the Complex Process of Gynecological Brachytherapy Radiation Treatment to Patients Using Graphic Narratives (2019); Navigating the Complex Approval Process for Food Entrepreneurs to Start, Run and Grow Their Business in Chicago (2018); Census+ (2018); Visualizing the Connections Between Artists at the Jane Addams Hull-House (2017); Communicating the External Beam Radiation Experience (2017); Mapping Gaps in Access to Justice (2015); Records for Life (2013)


Radiation Oncology Institute (2019), Wagner Institute for Sustainable Energy Research Cross-Disciplinary Seed Funding Grant (2019), University of Chicago Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence (2017)

Professional Activities

Founder of SD Lab


Visual Communication, Information Design