Message is 100

Bag Drop- Stephanie Black

On 30th June 2016, Message – the Communication Arts research cluster at Plymouth University – celebrated its 100th research event.

a history of A_Peter Jones (002)Message was founded in 2007. It is dedicated to the development and discussion of contemporary visual com­mu­nic­a­tion messages through research, particularly, but not exclusively, within graphic design, typography, illustration, fine art and publishing.

Message is a supportive and ambitious research environment that has been developed through seminars, symposia and the Message peer reviewed research journal, publishing visual communication research papers internationally.

To celebrate, the cluster recently hosted a poster event, presenting, sharing and discussing current research from the group. The session featured talks from Plymouth University researchers talking on a range of topics including:

Victoria SquireCan collaborative research by a visual communication designer with National Park professionals, in a National Park environment, focusing on mindfulness and felt awe, influence the quantity and quality of engagement that the National Park is itself able to offer as a service provider?

Dean OwensHow can we empower non-art teachers to use drawing in their teaching practice?

Claire HarperAn exploration of rural traditions through illustration.

Peter JonesA history of A: Pedagogic Segmentation/Models as a core Communication Design criteria

Ashley PotterHow do people communicate a sense of themselves?

Esther DudleyGathering ceramic artists’ work to visualise the regeneration of St Austell Bay

David Smart The Design of Small Things – Bijou / Compact / Miniature.

James BrocklehurstDesigning non-disruptive visual interfaces for web and app based content

Stephanie BlackPlume of Feathers: performance and documentation of a research-led project

Tom BarwickRepositioning illustration

Vicky (002) Victoria Squire

As well as hearing about and discussing the research from experts in the field, this was an opportunity to extend impact knowledge through a presentation and discussion from Dr Lucy Davies, Research Impact and Quality Officer (Research & Innovation) at Plymouth University.

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