Possible worlds : the yield of visual communication design in trans-disciplinary research

WILLIAMS, Jennifer and GWILT, Ian (2012). Possible worlds : the yield of visual communication design in trans-disciplinary research. In: KORZENSKA, Agata and SATALECKA, Ewa, (eds.) Research in Graphic Design / Graphic Design in Research. Katowice, Poland, ASP Katowice, 73-92.

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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: Book Section
Additional Information: 3rd International Graphic Design Conference AGRAFA 2012
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: 31 Oct 2012 10:11
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2012 10:11
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6483

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