‘practical intellectual’

18 Mar


What do van Toorn (and Noble and Bestley, in their interpretation) mean by ‘practical intellectual’?

Practical intellectual indicates something about informed and engaged practie in general. Practical intellectual is someone who is actively engaged in critical reflection about the designer’s process of making. It is this activity of critical reflection that Van Toorn suggests is crucial to the designer’s research. This approach to graphic design is rooted both in the practice and a reflection upon that practice.



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