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Message Communication Arts Research: Mapping Eclecticism Through Practice

Message Communication Arts Research



Postage and Packing Free - Mapping Eclecticism Through Practice brings to the fore academic research on the following question; where if any do the mutual theoretical frameworks and methodologies lie within communication design, graphic design, illustration and visual communication?


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publication date: December 2013

ISBN: 978-1-84102-347-2

paperback: 320x246mm

56 pages


In this inaugural edition, the refereed submissions discuss a range of practices and approaches that include the use of socially responsible design and persuasion, as well as collaboration with other disciplines, to improve safety; framing theory and ideograms within architectural pedagogy to convey complex ideas and relationships; literary analysis to explore graphic design authorship, narrative and viewer experience; discursive dialogue and a non-linear presentation to interrogate and shed light on personal practice; and cartographic metaphors as a means of visualising and investigating the topography of graphic design.


Certifiable – Patrick Baglee

Light | Night: The Bike Light Dance Project: A Case Study of Design as Rhetoric – Gloria Lee, University of Texas, Austin

Designing Distance: a first-person visual narrator – Kate Sweetapple, University of Technology, Sydney

The Architecture of Conversation – Lizzie Ridout

Ideograms as a Tool for Constructive Sensemaking in Architecture Education – Ivo Vrouwe, Eindhoven University of Technology

Other People’s Trade: Towards Mapping an Expanding Practice – Steve Rigley, Glasgow School of Art

Edited by:

Victoria Squire, Peter Jones and Esther Dudley

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