Graphic Design: A Summary And Analysis

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After reading several parts of a book, named Launching the Imagination, fifth edition (Mary Stewart, 2015), I do believe that I have some new ideas about my major, graphic design. In this book, I mainly read about part three, Concepts and Critical Thinking, which is a requirement, and part two, Two-dimensional Design, which personally I believe is much more related to graphic design for the reason that I think graphic design is much more an activity of ‘decorating’ simple model more attractive, which is mainly focus on two-dimensional design. In the following paragraphs, I would like to illustrate about creative thinking, cultivating thinking and developing critical thinking, problem seeking and solving, convergent and divergent thinking, and …show more content…
For example, just like the Detail of Autobiography (Huai-su, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th centuries), for people who come from China or have learnt some Chinese, it is easy to understand the meaning of this calligraphy, but for people who do not have a shared language with this calligraphy, it is difficult for them to engage in this calligraphy, which exactly shows the importance of building the bridge between designers and viewers. Fifthly, I think actually the difference between convergent thinking strategy and divergent thinking strategy is mainly based on the what kind of problems the designers would like to solve. If I want to solve a problem that ‘you know what you are seeking before you begin’ (Mary Stewart,2015, Launching the Imagination, p110), then I will use the convergent thinking. But if I want to solve a problem that has no specific requirements, I could just use the divergent thinking …show more content…
The first element is balanced, which I feel that do convey a great part of design. Because in graphic design, I believe that the most important thing is to make the viewers feel impressive and comfortable when they see those things for the first sight. And balance is exactly the element of an object that could achieve to make viewers feel like this. For example, in Tiger Hunt (Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens, c.1616), although it seems disorder, actually the positions of tiger and people around the tiger are radial symmetry which does give the viewers an impressing

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