@ face value // expanding our typographic repertoire
Buchanan, Michele A.
eLearning / 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.66-69).
This thesis proposes that a new set of typographic elements needs to be developed that extends our written vocabulary, complementing and improving the communication opportunities that technology—and its increasingly text-‐based forms of interactions— offers. Voice-‐less and face-‐less interactions create enormous challenges when expressing and interpreting meaning and intent. A viable system of new punctuation that supports brevity and clarity can be developed utilizing existing typographic glyphs, making implementation of new marks convenient and immediate. Unlike emoticons, smilies, and acronyms, new punctuation marks will have the advantage of being appropriate for all personal and professional dialogs.
CHAIR: Newman, Robert A.
Wales, Louise C.
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