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.
Performance, ethnography and design as research methods
Performance, ethnography and design are interconnected research methods. This article explores some of the pedagological issues involved.
Some articles engaging with current graphic design issues
With the continuing dearth of academic articles that treat graphic/communication design as a specific research discipline, I'm always on the lookout for (and writing about) content that does address this. Indeed, a recent article that I read drew its conclusions about 'designers' from such a wide range of disciplines, that it may as well have … Continue reading Some articles engaging with current graphic design issues
Defamiliarisation and design as research methods
Defamiliarization and design as academic research methods (and methodologies)