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Handcraft as a Rhetorical Prop: An Investigation into What Handcraft Techniques Offer the Discipline of Graphic Design
This thesis paper examines how handcraft (making an item by analog means using specific materials) can be a compelling rhetorical tool for graphic designers to harness. Contrasting handcraft techniques with computer graphics ...
Wanderland: Exploring Experimentation in Design Theory to Find New Ways of Working, Understanding and Interpreting Process and Outcomes
This paper examines experimentation in graphic design to understand how a designer might uncover new ways of working apart from the conventional solution-based approach in professional practice. Particular attention is ...
Investigating the "Blurry" Territory of Graphic Design: A Look at the Simultaneous Realities of Illusions Within the Moire Effect
This thesis examines how designed artifacts can present two simultaneous realities within static and motion typography through an investigation of motion and depth perceptual phenomena. The deceptive nature of optical ...
Encouraging Ethical Behaviour through Design
The phrase social responsibility appears with the word design because of the visual power of design to publicize information and knowledge. Design and social responsibility is a controversial topic in the filed of graphic ...
The Role of Design in Picturebooks: Meaning, Image-Making & Typography
This thesis investigates the role of design in producing unique experiences through the medium of contemporary picturebooks. The nature of the picturebooks format, in which text and image are combined, lends itself well ...
In Search of a New Homeland
The origin of my MDes thesis/project is a story I wrote to document my journey from Syria to Canada as a refugee. It motivated the visual and theoretical research that came to inform the thesis that follows and the three ...