Following some email feedback from my tutor, I have decided to change my dissertation title completely. The title I had picked ‘Is graphic design art?’ had been too vague. There was too much that could be talked about and so much that has been talked about, that a fresh approach from myself could not be made. So from this, and from the email, i picked up on a word that my tutor mentioned, plagiarism. This is a subject which is strong within design community and throughout the business world. This could be a good place to make sure I know what to expect from employment. Also with referencing becoming a more and more fluid concept in todays society, this will be an interesting topic to write about.
So my new title i have come up with this:
‘How has the boundaries of referencing in art and design changed to accommodate the modern designer?’
For my first way point I have to write 3000 words so I am going to try and get some research done and look at particular artists and designers. This way I can see how they use referencing and how they avoid appropriation. I would also like to get some opinions on plagiarism from people in the field and also a simple consumer.