Beyond the aesthetic: the yield of visual communication design in trans-disciplinary research

GWILT, Ian and WILLIAMS, Jennifer (2012). Beyond the aesthetic: the yield of visual communication design in trans-disciplinary research. In: 3rd International Design Conference – ‘Research in graphic design. Graphic design in research’, Katowice, Poland, 12 - 13 January 2012. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Contemporary design’s value no longer lies solely in the manufacture of want, but in an allegiance to a broader society. These shifting dimensions lead us to imagine design’s value afresh, asking how it’s role in negotiating an increasingly complex and multi-dimensional society can be underpinned and sharpened through research to both anticipate and plan change. We explore these potential roles for visual communication design through a transdisciplinary research project which is used to outline several emerging ways of thinking about design in research, principally through such lenses as critical practice, reflexive enquiry and speculative prototyping.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
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Depositing User: Ian Gwilt
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2012 10:11
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4538

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