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dc.contributor.advisorRöschmann, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorPaz, Analee G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-11T20:00:23Z
dc.date.available2019-07-11T20:00:23Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8291
dc.description.abstractVisual Communication Design (VCD) is a reciprocal interchange between audience, information, designer, client, and creativity. Traditionally, VCD education focuses primarily on technical mastery over various media, therefore minimal time is spent on in-depth learning of contextual and cultural understandings of design. In support of the evolving role of VCD today and the unprecedented connection of a multicultural design community, it is important to recognize the intersection between intrinsic cultural design elements and formal fundamental design studies. This thesis proposes to highlight cultural identity awareness by empowering knowledge of design authenticity and originality through basic design pedagogy. To do so, this proposal describes the conceptual development of printed interactive tools that support interdisciplinary learning methodologies of the formal elements of art and principles of design via unique international indigenous design. The final piece will serve as a template for a collection of books that will each cite particular visual values of individual cultures. This thesis serves as a foundational specimen for investigating content of recognized details from Wixáritari or Huichol (Mexico), Sami (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia), and Ainu (Japan) indigenous artisan designs. The initial concept for the tools was developed from observations of current VCD education, cultural identity and design inclusion, as well as established teaching theories that guide current pedagogical methods. The objective of the work is to encourage supplementary understanding of cultural identity within formal VCD education. Understanding the proper use of any craft involves an all-around understanding of context of the user and audience by the communicator. The analysis and reflections considered through this thesis lead to the issue not solely of VCD, but of how to learn and teach VCD. Students and instructors need learning tools that engage them in multicultural conversations within design. By providing tools that organize important relevant theories and recognizing this content, the VCD discipline can have conscientious sources of information to begin with and build upon. Furthermore, creating more well-rounded and knowledgeable interdisciplinary interests and empathy. This study acknowledges that design education and research should be progressively geared towards addressing multicultural audiences with critical solutions that consider both the audience’s and their own cultural orientation.
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dc.format.extent90 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectGraphic design
dc.subjectDesign
dc.subjectArt
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectVisual communication
dc.subjectPedagogy
dc.subjectMulticultural
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectInclusion
dc.subjectAuthenticity
dc.subjectInterdisciplinary education
dc.subjectIndigenous
dc.subjectCraft
dc.subjectFolk art
dc.subjectCultural orientation
dc.titleEmpowering Knowledge of Cultural Design Authenticity and Inclusion Through Basic Design Pedagogy
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEvans-Palmer, Teri
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMenjivar, Mark
thesis.degree.departmentArt and Design
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Design
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Arts
txstate.departmentArt and Design


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