Kei Tomita


Hello, I'm Kei Tomita, an Assistant Professor of Interactive Design.

I received my Ph.D. in the Department of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University Bloomington.

My research investigates how the visual design of instructional media can enhance people’s cognitive and affective learning experiences.

I research instructional media because of my belief that media can create personalized learning environments for people with diverse instructional needs.

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Video Publication: Tomita, K. (2023, March). Embracing individual differences through semi-structured interviews [Video]. SAGE Research Methods.

Featured Research (All of my publications are available at ResearchGate)

  • Tomita, K. (2022). Visual design as a holistic experience: How students’ emotional responses to the visual design of instructional materials are formed. Educational Technology Research and Development, 70(2), 469-502.
  • Tomita, K. (2021). Constraints on instructional media design: How do media developers deal with them? Performance Improvement Quarterly, 34(2), 171-193.
  • Tomita, K. (2018). Does the visual appeal of instructional media affect learners’ motivation toward learning? TechTrends, 62(1), 103-112.