I’ve described in more than one post how to research for a project, but never on how about the difference between basic and applied research, which may cause some confusion between graphic designers.
The reason for this is simple…
“The implied value in graphic design is to train our students to perform ‘real’ projects as opposed to theoretical exercises. We continue to give our students basic problems to encourage them to think on their own. It is the charge of industry to supply the next generation of students (future designers) with the applied research in the field. The commercial designers are better equipped and funded to supply this end of the students’ education.”-Michael Kroeger
Kroeger gives us a basic chart on what the difference is between the two, to see it click on the link below.