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Thesis Info

LABS ID
00005
Title
Design: interface of contemporary culture
Author
Adriana de Souza e Silva
2nd Author
NULL
3rd Author
NULL
Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Year
1999
Number of Pages
182
University
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Thesis Supervisor
Katia Valeria Maciel Toledo
Supervisor e-mail
NULL
Other Supervisor(s)
NULL
Language(s) of Thesis
Portuguese
Department / Discipline
Communication and Image Technology
Languages Familiar to Author
Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish
URL where full thesis can be found
www.souzaesilva.com/research/research.html
Keywords
graphic design, deconstruction, typography, Internet, multiuser environments
Abstract: 200-400 words
This Thesis analyzes graphic design as an interface of contemporary culture. The transition from modern (functional) design to contemporary (deconstructed)design represents a technological change in the process of information transmission and reception. The concept of interface is developed in the light of two different standpoints: first, a historical analysis of graphic design (which includes the history of typography, that is, the basis of the process of visual communication). Second, we study the history of the concept of interface itself. This history focuses on the fact that the change of interfaces has always been related to the way people deal with information. Finally, the last part of this thesis centers on deconstructionism as a characteristic of contemporary graphic interface. The presence of deconstruction is analyzed both in graphic design and on the design of websites and multiuser environments.