Muriel Cooper worked across four decades at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in overlapping roles as a graphic designer, teacher, and researcher.
As the first Design Director of the MIT Press, Cooper established a comprehensive publishing program and designed books like The Bauhaus (1969) and Learning from Las Vegas (1972). As co-founder of the Visible Language Workshop, she taught experimental printing, tested large-format Polaroid photography, and integrated video systems in MIT's Department of Architecture. At the MIT Media Lab, she developed some of the earliest computer interfaces and educated a generation of designers. 
- "Computers and Design", Design Quarterly 142 (1989), pp 1+4-31.
- Muriel Cooper on "Art and Technology in the Information Age", Walker Art Center Auditorium, 30 Mar 1987. Audio recording, 96 min.
- Janet Abrams, "Muriel Cooper", I.D. Magazine, 1994.
- David Reinfurt, This Stands as a Sketch for the Future: Muriel Cooper and the Visible Language Workshop, New York: Dexter Sinister, 2007, 16 pp. 
- Matthew Shen Goodman, "This Stands As A Sketch For The Future: Muriel Cooper’s Messages and Means", Art in America, 26 Mar 2014. Interview with David Reinfurt.
- Dante Carlos, "Muriel Cooper: Turning Time into Space", 9 Apr 2014. Interview with Robert Wiesenberger and David Reinfurt.