The Visual Communication Design staff and research students at the University of Newcastle are constantly engaged in research projects with bases in design theory and practice.
The diversity of the discipline means that research can be conducted across a host of mediums including, animation, letterpress printing and illustration. More significant to these studies are the wider social and cultural impact that they may have on the audience.
Some ongoing or recently completed research by staff and research students include:
- Cognitive considerations for game design
- Design and form in robotic development
- Experimental cartography
- The graphic novel as visual communication
- The visual language in the design of Australian wine labels
- Teaching and development of traditional letterpress printing techniques
- The combination of analogue and digital printing techniques
- The development of an existential phenomenological theory of photography