What's in a name? This new research suggests that some graphic designers are questioning whether the term 'graphic design' is reducing their design capital within the creative process.
Category: Design issues
Lab-grown meat: science triumphing over nature, or a metaphor for design?
Recent advancements in 'lab-grown meat present interesting communication challenges. Especially wider ones, such as designing for new, potentially 'confronting', concepts and products.
Graphic designers – awkward prima donnas, or the nicest people you will ever work with?
Graphic designers often have a public and industry image of being argumentative prima donnas. But what is the truth and where is the research?
Graphic design and artificial intelligence
There is one narrative about graphic design's historical development that contextualises it in relation to the technological advancement of creative tools. This is often at odds with designers’ own focus on, for example, consumer aesthetics (Kuutti 2009). Nevertheless, it is inarguable that graphic designers have increasingly been forced to face the advance of disruptive technologies … Continue reading Graphic design and artificial intelligence
Researching the graphic design brief
“What's the brief?” is a fairly everyday question in graphic design studios. But there appears to be little research on design briefs and the briefing process, even when looking at wider design research discourse (Jones & Askland, 2012; Paton & Dorst, 2011). This is intriguing, considering how integral the brief is within so many design … Continue reading Researching the graphic design brief
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