Integrated learning design: design theory versus technology in graphic design

Dawn Porritt-Deverson, Bob Miller

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    Do we want to create designers, or technologists who think they are designers? Desktop publishing programs gives the operator permission to call themselves graphic designers. The paper outlines an investigation into the need to integrate design theory and the learning of new graphic design software programs. Since the 1980s we have seen a change in design theory, design practice and design training, influenced by design education within the university context, a dramatic increase in student numbers, the growth of design as a preferred profession, and new technologies. Visual concepts are the starting point for all design, they are a way of visually describing an idea. The incorrect use of technology is producing poor design
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArt and Design Update: New Policies – New Opportunities : Proceedings of the 2004 Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools Annual Conference
    EditorsStephanie Jones
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Council of University Art Design Schools
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)0731530403
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventACUADS 2004 Conference - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 23 Sept 200425 Sept 2004


    ConferenceACUADS 2004 Conference


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