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Iridescent: icograda journal of design research

Triggs, Teal (2011) Iridescent: icograda journal of design research. Iridescent: ICOGRADA Journal of Design Research. ISSN 19235003

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Triggs, Teal

Teal Triggs is the guest editor of this themed issue (This is two-year appointment as guest editor for Teal Triggs): Communication design and public spaces: facing the future: postgraduate research in communication design.

In what ways has communication design impacted individual or collective behaviour and activities within public spaces? How is the space itself transformed by communication design? This call for papers theme acknowledges the broader role that communication design plays in the way public spaces are defined, designed and managed. Areas for exploration may include - though not exclusively - design against crime, counter-terrorism, regeneration, emergency services and health and well-being.

'Public space' is defined broadly to suggest not only those 'open' spaces that are freely accessible (e.g. streets, town squares, parks, transport hubs), but also 'interior' public service spaces (e.g. hospitals, civic buildings, shopping centres). Communication design has been used as a mechanism in more formalized structures of managing public spaces through policy decisions in local councils or national governments (e.g. wayfinding systems) as well as within localized efforts (e.g. vernacular signage). Therefore our notion of communication design has expanded to include, graphic designers, information designers, service designers, architects, urban planners, community activist groups, etc.

Papers might address the ways in which communication design has fostered democratic approaches to shaping the use of public spaces. Consideration might be given to the role of new communication technologies, and the resulting media-rich environments. How might these be improving lives or opening up new opportunities for those who inhabit and use public spaces? Similarly, how has communication design been successful or unsuccessful in negotiating cultural traditions, political priorities, and community values and history?

Other Contributors:
Other (Supervising Editor)Bruinsma, Max
Other (Supervising Editor)Twemlow, Alice
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Iridescent: Icograda Journal of Design Research is a peer-reviewed online journal, inviting researchers and scholars world-wide to submit papers and essays for publication on site. The aim of the journal is not only to select high quality research and make it available for a broad international audience, but to establish a benchmark for design research in the process.

Iridescent was established in keeping with Icograda's strategic aim to support the development of communication design education (theory, practice, and research). It is an online international research journal advancing Icograda's goals and objectives, fulfilling the vision of the Icograda Design Education Manifesto.

The objectives of Iridescent:
- To offer an international peer-reviewed publishing platform for innovative research with a specific focus on issues of relevance to contemporary communication design and curriculum development; To promote research that advances Icograda's aims and objectives; To facilitate collaboration between professional associations, promotional bodies, corporate members and education institutions within the Icograda network.

Whilst it is a new publication, its outreach is international in scope. This is two-year appointment as guest editor for Teal Triggs.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: design Research, communication design, postgraduate research
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: ICOGRADA
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 1 July 2011
Copyright Holders: ICOGRADA
Related Websites: https://www.ico-d.org/connect/index/post/1229.php
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Related Publications: Iridescent Journal of Design Research: ISSN 1923-5003
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011), Iridescent: Icograda Journal of Design Research
Material/Media: Edited online journal papers ISSN: 1923-5003
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2011 14:14
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 12:22
Item ID: 4471
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4471

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