Identifying Symbols and Symbolic Modes in Graphic Design
Savannah, Georgia: Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Graphic Design and Visual Experience
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Graphic Design
Works cited: pages 92-94
"Symbols transmit specified information from sender to receiver within specific cultural boundaries. The use of symbols, in fact, appears in visual communication in various forms. While decoding symbols requires a social consensus, identifying them requires further research in the history of visual communication, semiotics, and cultural studies. This thesis proposes a new research tool that fosters and facilitates design research by identifying symbols within a specific culture to help graphic designers gain qualitative insights to evaluate the use of symbols in Graphic Design."
Keywords: symbol, symbolic modes, culture, database, online archive, design research
CHAIR: DiGioia, Joseph
Bagnole, Rihab Kassatly
PDF : 94 pages, illustrations (chiefly color)
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