This week I dug a little deeper in my research for Project B. I continued to review many more sources for inspiration and for reference in my paper. An article written by R. Roger Remington on collaboration struck me as interesting and relevant. “Today collaboration in a professional design context is the norm, working as an effective strategy for individuals, groups, companies and institutions. Read the rest of this entry »
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Following the rubric posted in the project brief, I made the following self-actualizations during this process: 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.
Nicole Schadewitz in her essay “Design Patterns For Cross-Cultural Collaboration” (2009) asserts that technology assisted cross-cultural collaborative design requires an understanding of interaction design patterns to support intercultural teamwork in design learning environments. Schadewitz supports this assertion by showing design pattern research and the emergent 11 related design patterns that encourage social interaction and team management among participants by providing “an overview of related solutions for supporting design collaboration across national and geographical borders.” (44).1 Read the rest of this entry »
The world is changing so rapidly as technology makes international business as simple to achieve as staying local. Given the rise in globalization, one might ask how we are preparing our future leaders (those still within the educational system) with the skills they need to become successful in the 21st century. The rapid rate of change indicates a future of employment opportunities we have not conceived of yet. Read the rest of this entry »
The role of the graphic designer is moving toward an internationally conscious problem-solving thinker. With the influx of Web 2.0 and increased globalization, technology assisted collaboration in the design process leads to cultural interaction, innovation, and retrospection. Many designers have limited international experience, while understanding cultural nuances in visual communication remains crucial. I propose “flattening” the graphic design world with collaborative group wiki and supporting social network that join multicultural and multidisciplinary audiences, resources, and technological (Web 2.0) tools to create a personal learning network (PLN) that will provide collective learning results. Read the rest of this entry »
Working through some thoughts…
Question: What if, through technology-assisted collaboration, graphic designers could “flatten” the globe and receive feedback from other countries/locales? I would like to look at “flattening the globe” by allowing other artists (multicultural and multidisciplinary) to provide feedback on the design processes, thus enabling and empowering the designer to provide a well-rounded design. When we look at cultural nuances in visual communications, we are going off what we have learned in a book or magazine. Many designers have limited international travel experience. Read the rest of this entry »
In today’s rapidly evolving world, the visual messages of graphic design encompass every aspect of daily life. The creative blend of art and communication is everywhere, yet the process does not possess a standard dictionary definition. The methodical balance of art and technology hints to the wide-reaching objective of graphic design as a means to construct communications that epitomize the ever shifting political, economic, technological, and social concerns of society.