International Journal of Art & Design Education

Malleable Thought: The Role of Craft Thinking in Practice-Led Graphic Design

Volume 34.2   2015



This article considers the potential of craft processes as creative engagements in graphic design research. It initially discusses the uneasy history of craft within the discipline, then draws upon case studies undertaken by three established designers who, in their postgraduate theses, engaged with craft as a process of thinking. In doing so, the article discusses craft in relation to embodied creative experience, the culture of learning communities and disobedient thought.