As I hone in on project B, I have been assessing the role of technology-assisted collaboration in education. From here, I believe it is relevant to tie in how this same integration can benefit the graphic designer. Technology continues to advance creating opportunities for designers to collaborate across continents and with other disciplines using Internet technologies. Read the rest of this entry »
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After reading Hugh Dubberly’s “How Do You Design?” I have identified some steps that should be added into my own creative process. Let me start by expressing that I cannot help but be drawn to the IDEO processes and techniques. Their innovation and creativity based on interdisciplinary collaboration is simply inspiring. Read the rest of this entry »
As I revisit my concept of graphic design I realize that my view of the designer’s connotations and responsibilities has tremendously increased in scope. I still stand by my position on graphic design encompassing daily life, however this marriage of art and communication is greater than the simple distillation of a message. Through methodical research, critical thinking, collaboration, and innovation, the role of the design is increased to that of a problem-solving thinker. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
The notion of design thinking and its success within current educational facilities and business models continues to resonate strongly for me. The increased level of respect for the graphic design community as they stand equally with management sharing ideas and creating theories that benefit the organization and society is an exhilarating concept. Read the rest of this entry »
In pursuing research for this class, my thesis class, and MFA review next quarter, I have been looking into the concept of the “design thinking” movements and how that affects (or can positively) affect our professions perception as thinkers and form givers rather than simple form makers. Yes, we are craftsmen, but that level of involvement has and is changing. I think we can all agree that the industrial revolution deeply impacted the craftsman’s role as form maker. With the revolution, no longer was the individual beauty and detail as important as the mass production planning. After all mistakes in large quantities of reproduction are costly!