My Thesis is on the Importance of Space
My Thesis Statement is:
Conceptualizations of space are vital to the modern rhetoric of graphic design.
I believe graphic design of today and the future needs to be more conscious of space. Acknowledging the principle of space is very critical, what it signifies–responds to the needs of those who inhabit the space, as well as to formal and aesthetic considerations. Interior architecture offers an insightful perspective into an increasingly important consideration in design – space – and the graphic design profession as a whole can benefit and learn from this insight as other disciplines have come to recognize the significance of cross pollination and learning from other areas. With an interior architecture background in education and practice, I believe that the graphic design discipline should pay more attention to space. It should be a part of the graphic design lexicon more so today because of digital technology and spatial contexts on the screen, more than just the meaning of space; it is also a consideration of space with respect to the safety and comfort of the user.
MY THESIS IS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SPACE TO THE GRAPHIC DESIGN PROFESSION
It is very important because it informs both the form and function of graphic design.
First, what is the meaning of space?
A. Space is three dimensional (It is all around you)
B. Space is an experience (It is invisible)
C. Space is interaction of functionality and form (It is often what you don’t see)
Space is a fundamental purpose for design
D. Environment (But it has a lot of bearing on you)
E. Intuition (Consciously and unconsciously)
F. Space is a three dimensional experience where functionality and form get to interact together in an environment. (Define space)
G. Now, when we think about space defined as such (xxx) and we look at form and function
These are some of the key points about why space is important to form
A. Form is either two dimensional or three dimensional
B. In form, space is important to experience
Form analysis examines how two and three-dimensional forms creating a feeling of space
C. Form is shape or mass that defines an object in space
Form is a visual language
Properties: Shape, Size, Color, Texture, Position, and Orientation
These are some of the key points about why space is important to a consideration of function in graphic design
A. Function has a purpose or use for an object in a space
B. Function is an experience
C. Function is how forms move around the space
PRINCIPLE: Shape of an object (form) should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose
D. Movement that provides a solution