Info vs. Graphic Design, Part II

I suppose the main point here is that I believe good media design is functional. Actually, though I use the term, I believe that “functional design” is an oxymoron. Design must have some kind of function whether it is newspaper design, package design, product design or architecture or it is not design. It is art. Ignoring the function of what you are designing is simply bad design, regardless of how good it may look. This is where graphic designers seem… I want to read more

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Design: Information vs. Graphic

I have a bit of a problem with graphic designers in media fields. Seems to me they are more interested in how things look than in how they work, i.e., in whether their design supports the transfer of information — the purpose of media communication. If the mediaworker’s meaning isn’t quickly and easily moved to the reader/viewer, then no matter how pretty something is, it is unacceptable. And don’t even bring up such things as accuracy and proper spelling, grammar… I want to read more

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