The Effective and Empathetic Designer: Professional Identity as a Function of Self-Definition
Nordstrom, Andrea C.
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Graphic Design
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Graphic Design
Includes bibliographical references (p.31-32).
Designers’ roles are changing in the midst of a massive shift to systems-based approaches. Though this ‘big picture’ method is essential to addressing complex world issues, it is essential for the designer to establish a strong sense of self through these changes. This thesis uses the family systems theory of Murray Bowen to illustrate the necessity for designers to be self-defined to foster an atmosphere of creativity and openness. In turn, the individual designer’s work becomes more effective and meaningful as it becomes a direct function of his guiding values and principles.
CHAIR: O'Donnell, Thomas
Davis, Mary Lou
PDF : 32 p.
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