Hello I'm currently in the middle of writing my final year Graphic Design dissertation, however I have completely lost myself and need some poking in the right direction! I have a short draft at the moment based on the title 'The impact of technology on communication' however, I realised I don't actually talk about anything to do with design and I just don't know where I am going with my current focus. I was hoping to come up with another line of inquiry I could explore. I shall give a list of the area's in which I am interested in and have looked at. Hell, maybe even just writing all this out as a question will prod some kind of idea, who knows. So, i'm doing Graphic Design, and specialising in motion graphics (however this doesn't have to be a limit on what I write about in my dissertation. however i would rather not go on too much about advertising and brands ect.). I'm just going to go on a general blab, and hopefully someone will be able to pick a direction out of the ensuing mess! I'm interested in the role of mobile phones and mobile media in information stuff, and what methods are used to engage a user. I like QR codes and how there are new 'techniques' to get people to information. What makes a QR code successful - is it the technology or the design of it. I want to know the reasons why we now love to use digital technology to communicate with people and things and does design impact on whether we use something or not- are traditional methods being shunned because the stuff we can get is interactive and moving? especially when you think about the fact even newspapers and magazines have an online presence with interaction to get our attention. Do we get disconnected from information now if it is unresponsive? I just can't seem to think where any graphic design would fit in, and it's driving me a little bonkers. So mobiles // digital media // interaction // communication are the main themes, but I need to relate them to.. to something! Please feel free to post any suggestions, even if it's nothing to do with what i've written about maybe someone can apply logic thought to the jumbled up mess my head is!