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GRC poster

I have been preparing for a presentation to RMIT on my research, this will be my first presentation. Part of the preparation is submitting a poster, these posters go up near the coffee area and are intended to allow the GRC participants to see visualisations of the research which is going on, as well as the abstracts printed in the conference proceedings.

Here's my abstract:

Communication design and the other: an investigation into a socially-situated practice

This practice-led PhD research project commenced in March this year. The project aims to investigate Communication Design as a socially-situated transformative activity. Seen as a socially-situated practice, what do communication designers do when they design and how does this design activity affect the other parties involved? Do (in)consistencies exist between what communication designers say (and think) they do, and the effects they achieve? The above areas of investigation require an examination into the concept (and role) of the other in communication design practice. This project aims to investigate alternative models for communication design practice enabled through a repositioning of focus from the artefact to the social and from the designer to the other.

The Poster

Miek is in charge of uploading the posters for New Views 2. He saw the poster I uploaded for NV2 and said he liked it. It was the 'This design designs you, and me.' poster. The one with the black text on a portrait format white background. I showed him the photo of the busback I was sent from Hobart (the bus,with poster, is going around Hobart city now). Miek said maybe I should have used that one for the poster. I wondered about that.

For this GRC I tried taking his advice and using the busback photo - however when I put it together I thought it read as though it was a documentation of a project. At this stage in my PhD I would rather the GRC poster (and event) read as an 'investigation' than a 'documentation' - so I went back to the black on white background text version with the addition of my abstract and title.