PORRITT Dawn & MILLER Bob
Integrated Learning Design: Design Theory versus Technology in Graphic Design
Do we want to create designers, or technologists who think they are designers? Desktop publishing programs gives the operator permission to call themselves graphic designers. The paper outlines an investigation into the need to integrate design theory and the learning of new graphic design software programs.
Since the 1980s we have seen a change in design theory, design practice and design training, influenced by design education within the university context, a dramatic increase in student numbers, the growth of design as a preferred profession, and new technologies. Visual concepts are the starting point for all design, they are a way of visually describing an idea. The incorrect use of technology is producing poor design.Download Integrated Learning Design: Design Theory versus Technology in Graphic Design (65.26 KB)