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 research
Stuff that fits into the wider discourse of design research, perhaps over and above (or in relation to) graphic and communication design
We need to talk about the design brief… again!
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.
Graphic design as a re-creational tool, process & research method
Graphic design is re-creational – re-presentation, as opposed to representation. Graphic designers often also have to face creative limitations and disappointments. Like theatre, graphic design is uniquely communicative and innately performative practice. This performativity provides an opportunity for professional graphic designers to assert their unique, practice specific, skills and talents.
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?
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