Communication Design and the Age of Abundance

A paper I have written has been published in the e-Revista LOGO from Florianópolis, Brazil.


Design does not happen in a vacuum. Designers work with external material and in the context of our diverse and globalized culture. In times that are now gone, these sources where very limited. Nowadays – in the global village of digital communication – there are a super-abundance of resources disposable at the click of a mouse. Everyone’s eyes are constantly flooded with a waterfall of visual material of the most diverse origin and quality. Design students and professionals, having this vast reservoir of resources, are living in the age of abundance. Is this making them any better?