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Liev Williamson :: What are the social and cultural functions of graphic design?

Liev Williamson :: What are the social and cultural functions of graphic design? | Grapic Designing Changing The World | Scoop.it
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When there is a society, culture develops and social groups are constructed.  Graphic design is just one example of the many things that are involved in the world's society today.  Graphic design helps our culture grow and become challenged more.  It also reproduces social power imbalance. Graphic design amplifies communication between others or the world and helps with social interaction.  Graphic design shares beliefs, thoughtshttp://www.scoop.it/, ideas, and influences many people. Graphic design actually helps the presidency election. You know who made those famous Obama, "Change" posters? Graphic designers, that's who. Graphic design helps with other career, for example political elections, movies, and etc.  How? They create the merchandise for those fields. Graphic imagery has also been used to resist social order and authority. Not only to back away for order and authority but it has also been used to construct and reconstruct gender and racial identities throughout history. Society may not know it but graphic designing is needful and very useful. It's all around us but we just don't realize it.

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Arielle Brutus's comment, April 3, 2014 8:16 PM
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Designing Pleasurable Products: An Introduction to the New Human Fact

Designing Pleasurable Products: An Introduction to the New Human Fact | Grapic Designing Changing The World | Scoop.it
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This book talks about how the world should be designed for humans.  We humans are creating everyday products like scissors or tables to complex systems. For example computers, 3D printers, etc. Humans are also creating products like medicine and nuclear power applications. Technology has been advancing more and more every year.  Technological advances are continuing to have the range go up and tasks that people perform are becoming more complex.  Humans factors psychology therefor have a discipline. They have an important role of ensuring that we keep up those technology advancements. Social needs are also taken into account, as well as implementation and operation of products and systems. In the book,  Jan Noyes provides information about comprehensive and up-to-date overview of human-machine interaction.  Also she talks about the environments at work design. She also includes the coverage of the humans capabilities and limitations. Each of the chapters talks case studies that demonstrates relevance of the real-world and the points being made.

 

Jordan, Patrick W. Designing Pleasurable Products: An Introduction to the New Human Fact. London: Taylor & Francis, 2000. Print.

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Escaping Ugly: Graphic Design Aids for Untrained Librarians

Escaping Ugly: Graphic Design Aids for Untrained Librarians | Grapic Designing Changing The World | Scoop.it
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 Tara Smith, a youth service librarian at San Marino Public Library, asked "Do you know of a web site that can teach me something about layout and graphic design?" It was an excellent questions considering all the things Tara was in charge of. Tara was responsible for making the flyers for the programs she did. Not only did she have to do flyers but she also had to do other items like bookmarks for handouts.  Tara was also responsible for updating the homemade web site. The other librarians seemed to be in the same position as Tara. They were struggling to see how they could promote materials that had good enough designs to hand out.  They also had to find a way for the web pages of their libraries to be designed nicely because the web sites just lacked creativity or art.  But many of the librarians just went ahead and did their own thing, not getting any training whatsoever. And when they did, it showed. The real graphics designers have the ability and talent.  The librarians did not really meet to the highest standards but still tried to find some way that can help them improve in the graphic designing department.

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The Influence of Graphic Design in Our World

The Influence of Graphic Design in Our World | Grapic Designing Changing The World | Scoop.it
Imagine a society where there is no sign to direct people as they go on the streets, not even a printed handout, or every house you see is built just the same size the same colour, and the same sha...
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This article talks about how the world would be completely different if there wasn't graphic designing or designing in general.  The world wouldn't have street signs to direct cars. There would be no paper handouts.  Every house would probably be the same structure and same color. There would no variety in our society and everything would just be too organized. Graphic designing can be traced back to prehistoric times.  It dates back to where men drew figures of animals on cave walls. That's how old designing is!  Graphic designing developed through the years till the 19th century.  Designers began to spring up with different styles and movements.  They made it become more modern.  Jan Tschichold was during this era and made a great contribution that influenced design in his use of typography.The posters he designed were graphically designed with typography and images that carried messages and enhanced changes in political polarisation and instability. Typography is the process and use of typefaces put together to communicate a message. Graphic Design is not something that can be limited, it can't just be a piece of art work on the wall, neither is it objects composed together just for the beauty. Graphic Design is something we need in society.

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Arielle Brutus's comment, April 3, 2014 8:11 PM
Wow. I never really thought of graphic designing this way, and I didn't know that it was that important to society and is the main contributed to everyday functions with technology. I find it extremely interesting how street signs and house structure or color have everything to do with graphic designing. I also found it interesting how the cave and drawings is considered prehistoric graphic designing. I always thought graphic designing was just computer stuff like decorations website but I never knew it expanded this far. Thank you Christina for this wonderful insight, I really enjoyed it.
Yuri Dias's comment, April 3, 2014 10:59 PM
This scoop has really opened my eyes on how important graphic design is. I never thought it has such a huge impact in our society and I completely agree. The world would be very dull and boring without drawings and color. I like how you explain that graphic design is in no way something recent and has been around since the prehistoric ages, when cavemen use draw on cave walls. Living in a world where graphic design is non existent is a world that is not worth the time. I agree that graphic design is an important part of our world.
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The Psychology of Graphic Images: Seeing, Drawing, Communicating

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This book talks about the psychology of graphic images and how they can be used to communicate.  Drawings are able to meet the communication needs that are widely ranged and are adaptable. Many art historians and critics make aesthetic rankings of different graphic domains. Manfredo Massironi saw that the material components of images and the activation of processes that create and decipher those images have a mutuality. Massironi first examined the material components:the mark or line, the plane of representation. This three things mean that he looked at the different angles of the drawing itself and the objects. These three components all have similar functions that go hand in hand. The components function where in concrete and abstract representations are in the same way. It means that any object can be depicted in a infinite amount of ways that the drawer keeps working on emphasizing and excluding different features.  Drawings is not something simple for communication but is important finding out information in reality and the structure.

 

Massironi, Manfredo. The Psychology of Graphic Images: Seeing, Drawing, Communicating. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum, 2002. Print.

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Natalie Nicole Constante's comment, April 3, 2014 7:33 PM
I really like the fact that you used this as one of your sources. I feel that the psychological viewpoint of photography was a really great choice. It really explains how and why people view a certain image and have different reactions to it. A picture really is worth a thousands words since everyone will view the same picture and take away something different from that image. I also like the three components because it does show how much a lot goes hand in hand. The image that was used for this scoop was also very nice and I'm sure will make people see it in many different ways.