James, I'd like to clarify your statements here. I believe a clear distinction between graphic design and web design must be made. I think you are correct if you are saying that there is an apparent conflict between traditional graphic design and the fairly new area of web design. Web design is about bringing together and arranging different information technologies so as to present that information for human understanding and use. Graphic design is often a very close and important aspect of web design but is not completely tied to web design. For instance, aural web browsing is indeed a needed and growing topic for web designers. Graphic design is useful but not always -it is strictly visual. > But information is incomprehensible without design; and design is > meaningless without information. Their forces are mutually supportive - > how can we apply *design* to our *information* in such a way as to make > it more *accessible*. I agree fully with this statement. James(also) jveillo at bellsouth.net ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cake" <cake at brothercake.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 12:57 AM Subject: [thelist] tip > <tip type="Philosophy - Information vs Design" author="James Edwards"> > > There's an apparent conflict between information and design - > information is concerned with what data *is* and doesn't care about what > it *looks like*; design is concerned with what data *looks like* and > doesn't care about what it *is*. > > (This is all too neatly exemplified in the [ongoing...] HTML vs Flash > debate.) > > But information is incomprehensible without design; and design is > meaningless without information. Their forces are mutually supportive - > how can we apply *design* to our *information* in such a way as to make > it more *accessible*. > > </tip> > > > > James > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !