Graphic Design (BFA
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (open access)
Professor Edward Rushton
In this exploration of meaning in design, some of the theories, such as those proposed by Ferdinand de Saussure and Charles Sanders Peirce, and the different forms meaning takes are discussed. The project takes the form of analyzing three smaller projects in which meaning was explored in a different way, including a review of semiotics in design, an examination of the differences between denotation and connotation, and the creation of a personal visual identity and the challenge of taking internalized personal meaning and communicating that visually.
Rustine, Elise, "A Brief Look at Meaning in Graphic Design" (2018). University Honors Program Theses. 360.