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The Influence of Technology Education on the Graphic Design Programme at Takoradi Technical University (Published)

Citation: Ebenezer Kofi Enninful and Abraham Boakye-Amponsah (2022)  The Influence of Technology Education on the Graphic Design Programme at TakoradiTechnical University, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.2, pp.30-47

Abstract: It has been observed that the Department of the Graphic Design Technology lacks a wide range of immerging Technologies linked to the Graphic Design Programme. Consequently, students lack of knowledge about most of these new technologies with the current trends is making them fall behind. The study sought to find out the influence of today’s technology on the Graphic Design programme being pursued by Higher National Diploma (HND) students at the Department of Graphic Design Technology. This is against the background that technology forms an integral part of the Graphic Design programme in the 21st century. An in-depth review of related literature from various authors have been discussed concerning the study. Through non-probability purpose sampling, an aggregate of 128 students and 6 teaching staff were selected for the study. In terms of the research design the qualitative approach was adopted for the study. The methodology employed for the study included participant observation and a questionnaire to reveal key findings for the study. That was complemented with proper structured and semi-structured interview techniques to beseech views from respective respondents for practical analysis. Consequently, the findings from the data revealed that technology had had some level of influence on the Graphic Design programme. Based on the findings, the researchers have made appropriate recommendations to help include the contemporary trends in the technology for the Graphic Design programme to prepare students adequately with the requisite hands-on training as the Graphic Design industry in Ghana and beyond demands. However, the importance and the practices cannot be overemphasized.

Keywords: Influence, Programme, Technology, Trends, computer graphics, graphic design.

The Impression of Technology Education on the Graphic Design Programme at Takoradi Technical University (Published)

The study sought to find out the influence of today’s Technology on the Graphic Design programme being pursued by Higher National Diploma (HND) students at the Department of Graphic Design Technology. This is against the background that Technology forms an integral part of the Graphic Design programme in the 21st century. An in-depth review of related literature from various authors have been discussed concerning the study. Through non-probability purpose sampling, an aggregate of 134 students and teaching staff were selected for the study. The research methodology employed for the study included the use of participant observation and questionnaire to reveal key findings for the study. This was complemented with proper structured and semi-structured interview techniques to beseech views from respective respondents for practical analysis. Consequently, the researchers’ findings from the data revealed that Technology had had some level of impacts on the Graphic Design programme. Based on the findings the researchers have made appropriate recommendations to help include the contemporary trends in the Technology for the Graphic Design programme in the technical university to prepare students adequately with the requite hands-on training as the Graphic Design industry in Ghana and beyond demands; although the importance and the practices cannot be over emphasised.

Citation: Ebenezer Kofi Enninful and Abraham Boakye-Amponsah (2022)  The Impression of Technology Education on the Graphic Design Programme at Takoradi Technical University, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.1, pp.1-15

 

Keywords: Impact, Programme, Technology, Trends, computer graphics, graphic design.

Vol10, Issue 1, 2022 ()

Keywords: Impact, Programme, Technology, Trends, computer graphics, graphic design.

HAND IMAGE AS A METAPHOR AND ITS USAGE IN POSTER DESIGN (Published)

Metaphor is generally defined as describing a concept or an issue through another matter that is more familiar and known. The basis of metaphor is describing a fact or an object by linking to concepts of different domains of meaning, in other words conceptualizing the fact again. Metaphors help individuals in materializing and making sense of complex thought, concept and associations through mental processes. Metaphors are particularly useful in understanding and explaining a new fact and they shift the meaning of a known condition to an unknown condition. Defined as a way of thinking and seeing, metaphors are used frequently in all branches of art and design. Both in the literary domain and visual domain, metaphors are elements that strengthen the language of expression, increase and deepen emphasis rather than explaining a concept by another concept. Metaphors are also used in poster design to materialize abstract concepts and to convey the message in a more effective and comprehensible manner. Hand figure which involves plurality of references in religious, cultural and communicational context is used as metaphor in posters in many different meanings with varying content and objective. In this context, hand figure will be examined in this study over examples of its metaphoric meanings referring to many different concept and emotion like power, unity, invocation, accusation, designation, appreciation etc depending on the way of use.

Keywords: Visual metaphor, graphic design., hand image as a metaphor, poster art, poster design