Communication Design Program Faculty Publication of "Dialectic" by Gibson and Owens

"Dialectic," Volume IV, Issue I: A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in visual communication design.The Winter 2022-23 issue of "Dialectic," Volume 4, Issue 1, published by the University of Michigan Publishing Services, Ann Arbor, Mich., is now available and includes a long-form case study, theoretical speculation, a case study, and a research paper edited by Professors Keith M. Owens and Michael R. Gibson.

  • "Collaborating in Conceptual Spaces: How Data Visualization Facilitated by JavaScript Can Improve Interdisciplinary Design Projects" by Juan Salamanca and Eric Benson
  • "Cards on the Table: Understanding and Utilizing Categorization in Design Education Settings as a Basic Aspect of Teaching Design" by Geoffry Fried
  • "Design as a Catalyst for Empowerment: Lessons from Youth Design, a Design-Led After-School Program for High School Students in Boston" by Dan Vlahos
  • "Synergizing Analogue Inquiry with Digital Tool Use in Graphic Design Ideation" by Jenny Grigg

"Dialectic" seeks to publish scholarship, analytical study, and criticism to enlighten and inform a diverse audience of design educators engaged in classroom teaching experiences and different forms of research and professional practice. The journal's advisory and editorial boards recognize that design education, along with design research and professional practice, exists in relationships that are now broadly informed by theoretical frameworks and applications of knowledge derived from the social and applied sciences, the humanities, and other professions such as business, education, information technology and media studies. The outcomes of these synergies often result in the invention, discovery, understanding, and dissemination of new knowledge, innovation, and best practices.

Image: "Dialectic," Volume IV, Issue I: A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in visual communication design. Primary editors: Keith M. Owens and Michael R. Gibson. A blue-and-white palm tree with a dove on a white background.

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