The inaugural issue of Dialectic, the new journal of the AIGA DEC produced by Michigan Publishing and co-edited by Stamps alumnus Michael R. Gibson (MFA Graphic Design, 1993), has been launched.
Dialectic, a new “scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design,” is managed and published with the support of the AIGA and its diverse membership of over 25,000 professional designers, design educators and students from 70 chapters located around the U.S.
Professor Gibson is a member of the national steering committee of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) DEC (Design Educators Community), the organization responsible for leading and organizing this endeavor. He is a Full Professor of Visual Communication Design at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
Dialectic is intellectually indebted to all of those individuals and groups who have contributed to the development and ongoing sustenance of the diverse array of scholarly and creative inquires that inform design education, research, criticism and professional practice, and the intersections between these.
Additionally, Dialectic is rendered as an openly accessible, scholarly journal by Michigan Publishing, the hub of scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan and a dynamic and innovative part of its University Library. Michigan Publishing advocates for the broadest possible access to scholarship around the world, and seeks to create innovative, sustainable structures for the broad dissemination and enduring preservation of scholarly dialogue.
The entirety of the contents of Volume 1, Issue 01 (V1, I1) of Dialectic can be viewed in full at: http://www.dialectic.aiga.org
A printed version is available at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607854155