Difference between revisions of "Graphic Design"

From InfoVis:Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Definition|'''Graphic design''' is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. It may be applied in any media such as print, digital media, motion picture, animation, product decoration, packaging, signs, identities, etc. Graphic design as a practice can be traced back to the origin of the written word, but only in the late 19th century did it become identified as a separate entity. [free-definition.com, 2004]}}
+
{{Definition|'''Graphic design''' is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. It may be applied in any media such as print, digital media, motion picture, animation, product decoration, packaging, signs, identities, etc. Graphic design as a practice can be traced back to the origin of the written word, but only in the late 19th century did it become identified as a separate entity. [Wikipedia, 2005]}}
 +
<center>''Read full article on [[wikipedia:Graphic design|Wikipedia]]''</center>
 +
 
  
 
[[Image:graphicdesign.jpg|thumb|250px|Graphic design: ''IKEA''&ndash;commercial by Art Lebedev]]
 
[[Image:graphicdesign.jpg|thumb|250px|Graphic design: ''IKEA''&ndash;commercial by Art Lebedev]]
 
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 doctrine of ''form follows function'' &mdash; the sole guideline for [[Information visualization|InfoVis]] &mdash; and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (''stylish'') visual impressions.
 
  
 
{{Quotation|The practice or profession of designing print or electronic forms of visual information, as for an advertisement, publication, or website.|[Houghton Mifflin, 2000]}}
 
{{Quotation|The practice or profession of designing print or electronic forms of visual information, as for an advertisement, publication, or website.|[Houghton Mifflin, 2000]}}
  
 
{{Quotation|the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, esp. to produce a specific effect.|[Infoplease, 2004]}}
 
{{Quotation|the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, esp. to produce a specific effect.|[Infoplease, 2004]}}
 +
 +
 +
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 doctrine of ''form follows function'' &mdash; the sole guideline for [[Information visualization|InfoVis]] &mdash; and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (''stylish'') visual impressions.
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
Line 16: Line 19:
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
*[akademie.de, 2004] akademie.de. Free-Defintion.com. Retrieved at: November 2004. http://www.free-definition.com/Graphic-design.html
+
*[Wikipedia, 2005] wikipedia.org. Graphic design. Retrieved at: September 12, 2005. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_Design
 
*[Houghton Mifflin, 2000] Houghton Mifflin Company, The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
 
*[Houghton Mifflin, 2000] Houghton Mifflin Company, The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
 
*[Infoplease, 2004] Infoplease. Definition of ''graphic design''. Retrieved at: November 18, 2004. Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease. http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/graphic design
 
*[Infoplease, 2004] Infoplease. Definition of ''graphic design''. Retrieved at: November 18, 2004. Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease. http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/graphic design
  
 
[[Category: Glossary]]
 
[[Category: Glossary]]

Revision as of 12:09, 12 September 2005

Graphic design is the applied art of arranging image and text to communicate a message. It may be applied in any media such as print, digital media, motion picture, animation, product decoration, packaging, signs, identities, etc. Graphic design as a practice can be traced back to the origin of the written word, but only in the late 19th century did it become identified as a separate entity. [Wikipedia, 2005]
Read full article on Wikipedia


Graphic design: IKEA–commercial by Art Lebedev
The practice or profession of designing print or electronic forms of visual information, as for an advertisement, publication, or website.
[Houghton Mifflin, 2000]


the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, esp. to produce a specific effect.
[Infoplease, 2004]



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 doctrine of form follows function — the sole guideline for InfoVis — and tries to produce not only useful, but even more aethetically satisfying (stylish) visual impressions.

External links

References

  • [Wikipedia, 2005] wikipedia.org. Graphic design. Retrieved at: September 12, 2005. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_Design
  • [Houghton Mifflin, 2000] Houghton Mifflin Company, The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • [Infoplease, 2004] Infoplease. Definition of graphic design. Retrieved at: November 18, 2004. Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease. http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/graphic design