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Kl au s Kr ip pe nd or ff 21 Communication, Conversation, Discourse and Design Klaus Krippendorff Abstract In the following, designs are conceived of proposals for innovations. As such, they occur in language. Their provisional reality is unlike the reality that a design proposes. As communications, they need to inspire the stakeholders of designs, and enter networks of coordination in which they become realized to be used, consumed or serve as replacements of existing artifacts. Professional designers operate in language as well, in a specialized design

Hierarchies, Codes and Messages

M atters of C om m unication ― Raum und Position 116 Speech, text, image and film are all firmly established media of communication and are explored in depth through different scholarly fields such as linguistics, literary studies, media studies, communication design research and film studies. Three-dimensional space, as it is experienced in the built environment, is not typically included in studies of human communication but structures such as the Reichsparteitagsgelände in Nuremberg, the Pyramids of Gizeh and many other imperial or religious buildings

D ie tm ar O ff en hu be r 37 Data Materiality and Matters of Communication1 Dietmar Offenhuber Information design often involves disentangling and cleaning up a messy situa- tion. This may include putting things in their place, throwing out what is deemed unnecessary, establishing a system of order. This is especially pertinent to the design of information, which, according to designer Richard Saul Wurman, is all about facilitating understanding. Wurman, however, does not envision a paternalistic designer educating an ignorant audience, but instead prefers

COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS Communication problems Leslie Haddon Communication problems as issues to be managed Understanding people’s use of telecommunications, their take up of new innovations and the social consequences of this can sometimes be enhanced by considering people’s communication problems. Such problems can sometimes be experienced at an individual level, as in the amount of spam some people receive over the Internet. However, the main emphasis of this chapter is on problems experienced in rela- tion to other people, especially in relation to

123 5. COMMUNICATION 5.1 Introduction This chapter is also interested in investigating the relations and non-relations between accumulation, regulation and networks, but focuses on the dimension of communication. Communication is understood here broadly as those semiotic forms, modes and tech- niques that constitute interaction between actors, but the specific focus of this chapter is on: 1) creative industries policies in London and Berlin; 2) the discourses circulating in and partly constituting networks of aesthetic production; and 3) the possible

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Afterthoughts on “Totalitarian” Communication ANDREAS LANGENOHL The essays in this volume are united in the attempt to disentangle the notion of totalitarian communication from that of totalitarianism, that is, from totalitarian social and political orders. This is, to be sure, a formidable task since the attribute “totalitarian” has been designed in political theory to refer to societies or political orders in toto. According to Friedrich’s and Brzezinski’s (1965: 17) early work Totalitarian Dic- tatorship and Autocracy, the former “emerges as a system of rule

Afterthoughts on “Totalitarian” Communication ANDREAS LANGENOHL The essays in this volume are united in the attempt to disentangle the notion of totalitarian communication from that of totalitarianism, that is, from totalitarian social and political orders. This is, to be sure, a formidable task since the attribute “totalitarian” has been designed in political theory to refer to societies or political orders in toto. According to Friedrich’s and Brzezinski’s (1965: 17) early work Totalitarian Dic- tatorship and Autocracy, the former “emerges as a system of rule