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 are interconnected research methods. This article explores some of the pedagological issues involved.
Defamiliarization and design as academic research methods (and methodologies)