Investigating the ways graphic images and graphic systems function in the context of modern communication.
Graphic design research at Loughborough is driven by a group of international scholars who explore the ways graphic images and graphic systems function across a broad spectrum of communication contexts in the twenty-first century.
Our approach is multidisciplinary and utilises methodological approaches from and for graphic design research, spanning communication, geography, heritage studies, higher education, human-centred design, inclusive design, information design, photography, typography, urban design, user-centred design, and user-experience design.
Members of the group have been active in international design research societies, education networks, journal editorial roles and peer reviewing. All are PhD supervisors for a growing community of doctoral researchers. Areas of research interest and expertise include: branding; co-design methodologies; conviviality and consumption; creative industries; design inquiry; graphic heritage; graphic memory; mapping as critical practice; multiculturalism; place-making; photo-documentation; responsible citizenship; social change; space; storytelling; engaged urbanism; visual analysis; visual auditing.