New Pluralism
Research/ Web Design / Book Design
2018

New Pluralism is a 140 page book I wrote and designed for my thesis studies at Pratt Institute. It’s written from an art and design history perspective to understand the episteme we are living and creating in to empower tomorrow’s creatives. As the paper calls to apply theory to design, thru my research I redesigned the homepages of 2 federal government websites (Congress.gov and Weather.gov) using the values defined. The book tracks the evolution of the theories applied, details the research, approach and execution of the redesigns.



Abstract:
“ This thesis introduces and examines the concept of the New Pluralist Movement by documenting it as a product of dispotif as explained by Art, Design, Foucault, and their Archaeology. These will set the stage for us to explore new approaches and values in design. The act of thorough participation, le regard, is important in the understanding and subversion of power balances within this context. The exploration of New Pluralism as it relates to the role of the creative, how it is understood within society and how its structures can inform, inspire, deconstruct and connect. The relevance is proven as new forms of work and government are currently being hypothesized. New pluralists hope to subjugate and critique institutions, structures and systems in society about the concepts of madness, creative approach, taxinomia and cultivation of it. The paper is a call to action to employ and evolve art and design as it relates to theory. The goal is to collect and multiply artifacts to support the proposed values. These values are defined as gradients, reflection, dimension, and multiplicity. These are exposed in order to develop interactions, empathy and interfaces between human beings, the structures, systems and worlds they move thru. The anatomies explained are a multiplied evolution, acknowledgement and reaction to those who have come before. The form of the new pluralists will extend and float beyond the confines of this context and will serve as a case study for new approaches as issues of globalization, new political ideologies and identities develop.”

(Mobile Web Redesigns of Congress.gov and Weather.gov )



(Research Book Cover)




(Research Book- Selected Spreads)


(Research Book- Selected Spreads of Process of Congress.gov Redesign)

(Research Book- Selected Spreads of Process of Weather.gov Redesign)