Do the clothes maketh the Message?

Terri McManus

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


    The means by which we find our way, exhibition and publication, explores the vital role of graphic design within the context of intercultural communication. Over 70 design educators, representing 20 countries engaged in dialogue regarding the role of signage within unfamiliar spaces.Usability, cultural artefact, design-experience and design education are the main themes of the exhibition, which comprises of three distinct parts; personal accounts of unfamiliar environments, visual interpretations of space and a collection of essays on the variety of visual design.The project was featured in issue #32 of the European typography and graphic design journal, TYPO, and has continued its international tour in New Zealand with stops in Kansas State University, Manhattan, as well as Winthrop University, South Carolina.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe means by which we find our way - observations on design
    EditorsD Gardener, A Wilkinson
    PublisherRamp Press
    ISBN (Print)9780958290227
    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 31 Dec 2008

    Bibliographical note

    Was invited to respond to a predetermined design problem and share experiences regarding thoughts on visual language in an unfamiliar environment. My written component was published in 2008 and was included within the accompanying touring exhibition.
    Reference text: Article describing the accompanying exhibition within issue #32 of the European typography and graphic design journal, TYPO.

    International tour visited Ramp Gallery in Hamilton, New Zealand, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Winthrop University, South Carolina and Belfast, University of Ulster.

    University of Ulster - Cultural Events brochure Jan - Jun 2009, pp.4.

    University of Ulster, Inside newsletter, Vol.3 issue #4 reviewed by Professor Alastair Adair Provost of Belfast and Jordanstown, pp.4.


    • Comments on visual language in unfamiliar environments
    • input from design educators as well as design practitioners.


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