Visible Language

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 2, 2006

Advancing Icon Design for Global Non Verbal Communication: Or What Does the Word Bow Mean?
ABSTRACTWritten language is limited in effectiveness to those who can read. Verbal language is effective only for those who understand the particular language being spoken. But everyone, except those with obvious visual impairment, can effectively perceive...
Between Script and Pictures in Japan
ABSTRACTStarting with the brush as the common instrument for rendering both word and picture, the paper outlines various visual characteristics of Japanese script. It also demonstrates how combinations of words and pictures have been used interchangeably...
System, Suspension, Seduction: Anne Bush's Critical Design Practice
ABSTRACTFor the past decade, in addition to her contributions as a design historian, theorist, educator and profes sional designer. Anne Bush has created works of installation art that engage their viewers in a set of questions about the role of design...
Teaching Design: Analysis from Three Different Analytical Perspectives
ABSTRACTDesign education encompasses various teaching strategies with classes typically evaluated by students at the end of the term. This evaluation is often perfunctory: in contrast, the observational research presented in this paper examines a variety...
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