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Writing & Research for Graphic Design within Undergraduate Studies

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dc.contributor.author Khoury, Melissa Plourde
dc.contributor.author Khoury, Tarek E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-02T10:40:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-02T10:40:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788996319405 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/5712
dc.description.abstract Numerous questions arise from the topic of writing and research for graphic design. For example: Why do graphic designers often not learn to research and write for design until studying at the Masters or even the PhD level? Why do many faculty of graphic design not have knowledge of common research paper writing? If they were not taught this process and can not contribute to the future world of design research, who will? Furthermore, how will today’s students learn this valuable skill? Research and writing are not simply for the scientist or historian buried in books and publishing for a limited scope. Every publication, printed material and on-line resource regarding design should involve research and writing. Many of today’s professional publications on graphic design are little more than image-based “eye-candy” with no, explanation, information or description included. Through the examination of current design research in publications and journals the potential expansion of written research in graphic design is explored. Problems within pedagogical approaches and graphic design studies are approached. Moreover, the promise of graphic design students as great researchers and writers through combined creativity and logic is investigated. Research paper writing is a means of influence and inspiration for design innovation. Questioning, analysis, and a formulation of ideas into words and solutions benefit not only the growth of the individual designer but also the reputation of the graphic design discipline. The lack of writing and research within contemporary graphic design studies is detrimental to the current state of the profession. However, improvements are possible. The advancement of design writing and research can be made through: modifications to undergraduate graphic design programs, improvements in faculty development and an analysis of contemporary design publications en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Korean Society of Design Science en_US
dc.title Writing & Research for Graphic Design within Undergraduate Studies en_US
dc.type Conference Paper / Proceeding en_US
dc.author.school SAD en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603006 en_US
dc.author.department Design en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.publication.place Korea en_US
dc.keywords Design Education en_US
dc.keywords Design Theory en_US
dc.keywords Design Methodology en_US
dc.keywords Design Creativity en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Khoury, M. P., & Khoury, T. E. (2009). Writing & research for graphic design within undergraduate studies. In International association of societies of design research: Proceedings of the 3rd IASDR world conference on design research (pp. 839-846). en_US
dc.author.email melissa.plourde@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.conference.date Oct. 18-22, 2009 en_US
dc.conference.pages 839-846 en_US
dc.conference.place Coex, Seoul, Korea en_US
dc.conference.title IASDR 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.iasdr2009.or.kr/Papers/Orally%20Presented%20Papers/Design%20Education/Writing%20&%20Research%20for%20Graphic%20Design%20within%20Undergraduate%20Studies.pdf en_US
dc.publication.date 2009 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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