What’s the difference between graphic design and communication design? The two terms are the main ones used for both the academic discipline and the industry profession. However, many people appear to be unclear about what the terms mean and what practices they refer to.
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.
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.
Recent advancements in 'lab-grown meat present interesting communication challenges. Especially wider ones, such as designing for new, potentially 'confronting', concepts and products.