Meredith Davis

Meredith Davis
North Carolina State University | NCSU · Department of Graphic Design

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Research informs practice and is an essential activity in many design offices. As a strategic voice in product development, marketing, and service, evidence-based design research has been asked to conform to rigorous standards and be measured by the same metrics as other primary business activities. Designers must justify research in terms of its c...
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Today's design research problems are different from the past; they are more complex and call for inter- and multidisciplinary work. Design faculty and doctoral students are hindered in this work by the curricular content and pedagogy of the terminal master's degree. Students graduate from professional MFA design programs often unprepared to pose tr...
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The article summarizes literature on college and university rankings worldwide and the strategies used by various ranking organizations, including those of government and popular media. It traces the history of national and global rankings, indicators used by ranking systems, and the effect of rankings on academic programs and their institutions. A...
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In response to discourse on an AIGA listserv, this article argues that the longstanding, arts-based criteria for evaluating design faculty in American colleges and universities suppress the development of a research culture in design. The article summarizes the state of faculty tenure and promotion standards in schools of art and design that favor...
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The Icograda Design Education Manifesto, a key legacy of Oullim, is a core document that defines the Council's position on design education. The Manifesto advocates that design education must be a learning-centred environment, enabling students to develop their potential in and beyond academic programs. The Icograda Design Education Manifesto was...
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The structure of the content of the yearbook is built upon four themes. The first theme helps the reader to understand how creativity and design are inextricably intertwined, as design processes have evolved over centuries to enhance creativity through lateral thinking, conceptual blockbusting, intuitive problem solving, and subjective synthesis. T...
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In contrast to business programs, which face the difficulty of integrating design management content within their curricula, design schools are addressing the topic with increasing interest and rigor. Brigitte Wolf describes strategies used at the School of Design, in Cologne, Germany. Meredith Davis speaks to the positive momentum building within...
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This article makes a case for why design research is important to contemporary design practice and the deepening of the design disciplines, especially at this point in our history. It identifies the pressures on knowledge generation exerted by the shift from a mechanical, objectcentered paradigm for design practice to one characterized by systems t...
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The AIGA in association with Adobe has developed 'Visionary Design Council' to make advanced graphics designers. The aim of the council are, to identify complexity in the design field and to design a social interaction. The council also found that the demand for a new knowledge base that supports new practices is increasing. The council can help st...
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If you are a design researcher or graduate student who enters the keyword “branding” into the typical university library catalogue search engine, you will be as likely to yield books on cattle as on corporate identity. Or if you are a practitioner and want to locate one of the doctoral dissertations on design, completed in a handful of research-ori...
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What are the essential features of an education in "experience design?" How does that education serve the growing need for leadership and insight in this emerging area of design practice? This paper calls into question certain educational traditions that have been taken for granted as design programs have moved to incorporate interaction design int...

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