Discussion of readings about graphic design

Read these four articles first, and then write a response to the question: What are some common threads that you notice between these four pieces? How does Mark Boultons second essay either affirm or contradict the points of view expressed in the AIGA piece or in the Design Observer piece?

Criteria: It should be error-free and be clear and cohesive. It should reflect that you read the readings, but that does not mean you should exclusively regurgitate the material. Your responses should demonstrate a thoughtful interpretation of the readings that reflects a synthesis of the key concepts and an ability to put them into your own words.

The links of readings:

AIGA: What is graphic design?
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Mark Boulton: Visual Design is Not a Thing