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{{Definition|'''Graphics design''' is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. Combining text and image in a coherent way allows images to be explanations or ''visualizations'' of corresponding parts of text and vice versa.}}
{{Definition|'''Graphic design''' is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. Combining text and image in a coherent way allows images to be explanations or ''visualizations'' of corresponding parts of text and vice versa.}}


[[Image:graphicsdesign.gif|thumb|250px|Logo]]
[[Image:graphicsdesign.gif|thumb|250px|Logo]]


Trying to communicate complex information by forming a visually intuitive representation graphics design turns out to be a special case of [[information visualization]], yet it tends to ignore the practical ''form follows function''–doctrine that — the sole guideline for ''InfoVis'' — and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (''stylish'') visual impressions.
Trying to communicate complex information by forming a visually intuitive representation graphic design turns out to be a special case of [[information visualization]], yet it tends to ignore the practical ''form follows function''–doctrine that — the sole guideline for ''InfoVis'' — and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (''stylish'') visual impressions.


== External links ==
== External links ==


[http://www.klassehickmann.com/ Klasse Hickmann]: Graphics design project at the ''University of Applied Arts Vienna''
*[http://www.klassehickmann.com/ Klasse Hickmann]: Graphic design project at the ''University of Applied Arts Vienna''
*[http://artlebedev.com ArtLebedev]: Lebedev studio


[[Category: Glossary]]
[[Category: Glossary]]

Revision as of 11:11, 17 May 2005

Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. Combining text and image in a coherent way allows images to be explanations or visualizations of corresponding parts of text and vice versa.

Trying to communicate complex information by forming a visually intuitive representation graphic design turns out to be a special case of information visualization, yet it tends to ignore the practical form follows function–doctrine that — the sole guideline for InfoVis — and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (stylish) visual impressions.

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