A short summary of key discussions around design research, design practice, design thinking and professional practice
Twenty years ago, just after the turn of the 21st century, graphic designers were still coming to terms with interactivity as a form of communication design. This article looks back and ponders what has changed and considers the future of graphic design research, practice and interactivity.
"What's the brief?” is an everyday question within the graphic design process. Moreover, the concept and importance of a design brief is overtly understood well beyond design practice itself – especially among stakeholders who work with designers, as well as clients who commission their services.
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.
Research about the graphic design brief remains elusive within academia. Especially as when a brief is lacking, is incomplete or unclear, it can make an already ambiguous graphic design process and discipline even more fractured.