Information Design: Designing the Act of Informing

By Mohammad Ashraf Khan.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Architectural design is integral to the creation as well as operation of inclusive museums. However, socially-inclusive architectural design has been observed in published discourse to face resistance in the arena of free-market dynamics at all stages, from inception to execution to operation. Information Design is an alternative to overcome this resistance through the combined use of advanced applied communications concepts and soft-systems strategies. This concept has been used as an analytical perspective in the present study to critique the contemporary understanding of agency in published discourse on the Inclusive Museum. A shematic description of the concept of Information Design is provided at the culmination of this literature review as a theoretical proposition. It is argued that potential benefits of this idea merit further research and practical implementation.

Keywords: Museums, Socially-Inclusive Architectural Design, Information Design, Advanced Communications Strategies

International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.123-146. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.810MB).

Mohammad Ashraf Khan

Casual Staff, Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Initial Architecture Education in USA. Graduated in Architecture from Pakistan. Work experience includes: - free-lance consultancy; - working for leading community development organisation in Pakistan; - full-time teaching at university level in Pakistan. Arrived in Australia 4 years ago: - casual teaching at University of Technology, Sydney, since 2006; - planning to pursue a PhD in Architecture ('Information Design - case study Propagation of Indigenous Architecture').

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