A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design.
Pleased to introduce Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design.
The entirety of the contents of Volume 1, Issue 01 (V1, I1) of Dialectic, the new, fully open access scholarly journal administrated by the AIGA Design Educators’ Community, can be viewed in full at:
A printed version of Dialectic is also available for $19.99 on Amazon at:
Each of the pieces that has been published in Dialectic V1, I1—their titles and author’s names appear below—may be read or viewed in full online by navigating to the URL listed above and then clicking on the “CONTENTS” box in the upper right corner of Dialectic’s home page. Additionally, each of these pieces may be freely downloaded in .pdf form by anyone in the world who has a viable internet connection and electricity.
The Table of Contents for Dialectic’s inaugural issue is located at:
The content of Dialectic is organized in three sections: “Front Matter,” “The Feature Well,” and “Back Matter.”
The Front Matter section contains the following:
It’s time to stir the pot… An Introductory Letter from Dialectic’s Managing Editor and its Producer by Michael R. Gibson and Keith M. Owens
Journaling through the Back Door by Stephen McCarthy
A New North American Design Research Organization by John Zimmerman, Carlos Teixeira, Erik Stolterman and Jodi Forlizzi
The Feature Well section contains the following:
The Concept of the Design Discipline by Paul A. Rodgers and Craig Bremner
First Issues, First Words: Vision in the Making by Jessica Barness
Tip of the Icon: Examining Socially Symbolic Indexical Signage by Terry Dobson and Saeri Cho Dobson
On Web Brutalism and Contemporary Web Design by Aaron Ganci and Bruno Ribeiro
A Visual Essay: My Life as a Fake by Jenny Grigg
A Survey Paper: Doctoral Education in (Graphic) Design by Dori Griffin
A Position Paper: Defining Design Facilitation: Exploring and Advocating for New Strategic Leadership Roles for Designers and What These Mean for the Future of Design Education by Pamela Napier and Terri Wada
The Back Matter section contains the following book reviews:
Developing Citizen Designers by Elizabeth Resnick; reviewed by Ann McDonald
Leap Dialogues by Mariana Amatullo, Bryan Boyer, Liz Danzico and Andrew Shea; reviewed by Annabel Pretty
Are We There Yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design by Sam Bucolo; reviewed by Heather Corcoran
Mapping the Grid of Swiss Graphic Design: A Review of 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design by Christian Brändle, Karin Gimmi, Barbara Junod, Christina Reble and Bettina Richter; reviewed by Richard Doubleday
Seeking submissions for an expanded edition of Rockport’s classic title:
THE DESIGN OF DISSENT by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, first published in 2005.
If you are a graphic designer, send your work until April 10th.
Curated by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic.
More info about the book: http://www.miltonglaser.com/news/993/the-design-of-dissent-socially-and-politically-driven-graphics
More information about submission: http://mirkoilic.com/DesignOfDissent-Forms.pdf
Launched last year during the event Casa Jockey 2016, Adorno is now officially open!
Great project by brazilian curators-designers Waldick Jatobá and Bruno Simões. Find them at São Paulo Curators.
“Discover the best new creations from design communities around the world through our curated collections and exhibitions.”
A great design article and resource for designers interested in child design from Kinder Journal by Design Curator Adriana Kertzer
Every craft has its history, and every artist has their mentors. In order to find your own unique voice, you must go through the arduous process of first understanding and studying the voices that have come before—or are currently happening right beside you. This is why so many artists are as much creators as they are commentators of their own market. They enjoy watching where things are headed, and the technically proficient tend to be well-versed in how things came to be—the history behind their art.
When it comes to design, there is no shortage of inspiration out there. In fact, the term “design” is so broad that it encompasses everything from interior design to UI design, graphic design to architecture, painting, magazine spreads, fashion, and beyond. All great designers borrow, trade, replace, mix and match from different industries and inspirations.
As a designer, one of the best things you could possibly do for yourself and your own craft is to spend as much time studying others in the design space, as you do playing around and trying new things.