Ecological perception: seeing systems
conference contributionposted on 2018-10-04, 15:25 authored by Joanna Boehnert
Graphic designers have the unique ability to make hidden ecological processes visible by revealing relationships, patterns and dynamics in complex socio-ecological systems. This paper describes how communication design can support relational perceptual practices and even nurture ecological perception. It presents specific methods to harness the latent potential of graphic design to communicate the context, comparisons, connections and causality. It proposes that aesthetics experiences can provoke deep perceptual insights supporting new ways of perceiving our relationship with the environment, our ecological context. In ways described in this paper, graphic design has the potential to nurture the ability to ‘see systems’ – supporting both ecological perception and ecological literacy.
- The Arts, English and Drama
Published inDesign's Big Debates. Design Research Society 2014 bi-annual conference proceedings
CitationBOEHNERT, J., 2014. Ecological perception: seeing systems. IN: Lim, Y.-K. ... et al (eds). Proceedings of DRS 2014: Design's Big Debates, Design Research Society Biennial International Conference, Umea, Sweden, 16-19 June 2014, pp.425-438.
PublisherUmea Institute of Design, Umea University © Design Research Society, Umea Institute of Design, and the authors
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NotesThis is a conference paper.