Although I have never previously heard it referred to as flow, I simply think of this state as my “Zen” phase. I find this meshes well with my current design methodology in that after I have assessed the client needs, done the visual, qualitative, and quantitative research then I am ready to start brainstorming. Read the rest of this entry »
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Thesis Statement: Take 1 (and 2 and 3….)
 This thesis will examine the opportunities for cultural awareness and accelerated research in visual communications by ‘flattening’ the graphic design process through integrated global collaboration in the form of an collaborative group wiki and supporting social network that join multicultural and multidisciplinary audiences and resources.
In searching for a means to incorporate a higher level of thinking into the graphic design profession, I have been drawn into the holistic approach of contemplative design. The cohesive perspectives shared through collaboration between disciplines create opportunity for innovative products or services. Read the rest of this entry »
Wow!! I have to admit, I have taken the time to read at least another two dozen peer reviewed articles. I have spanned everything from designer thinking, to slow design, to education and curricula within the higher education (undergrad and grad) for graphic design. I have found my niche! This is the best synopsis of my concept shown in the mind map attached: MIND MAP REVISITED