Re: A prescriptive language?

Subject: Re: A prescriptive language?
From: Edwin Skau <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 23:48:58 +0530

> Does communication design use a restricted language?
Yes

> In terms of semiotics, does this type of design use a very particular paradigm that can be prescriptive?
No

> Is there a Modernist mindset that's defined by an idea of the "best" way to communicate?
Yes

> Should communication design forget a universal, global approach and instead target niche groups, using niche language?
Sometimes

> If you look at certain leading KD furniture manufacturers, although their
> consumers are different, the instructions are of an identical format.
So?

I hope this addresses your questions.

-edwin
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