Searching for the common language. Both Graphic Design and Performance pieces are often a product of a process, by which general rules and concepts are represented by means of abstract structures. When describing a concept or a phenomenon, both mathematics (geometry) and linguistics are commonly used at communicating the position of elements, properties of space, and time attributes.

"Acconci's progression from movement over a page to his own movement should not be seen as evidencing a replacement of the presence of language by performance but its extension."

design

Composition - Space

Composition - Time

Grid Systems. Graphic designers, including Max Bill, Emil Ruder, and Josef Müller-Brockmann, influenced by the modernist ideas of Jan Tschichold's Die neue Typographie (The New Typography), began to question the relevance of the conventional page layout of the time. While grid systems have seen significant use in print media, interest from web developers has only recently seen a resurgence. Website design frameworks producing HTML and CSS had existed for a while before newer frameworks popularised the use of grid-based layouts. Some grid systems specify fixed-width elements with pixels, and some are 'fluid', meaning that they call for page element sizing to be in relative units like percentages, rather than absolute units like pixels or points.
Type. In typography, a typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features. Digital type became the dominant form of type in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Digital fonts store the image of each character either as a bitmap in a bitmap font, or by mathematical description of lines and curves in an outline font, also called a vector font.
"Transform Properties" - Operations or Properties?
Vector Drawings. Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and shapes or polygons—all of which are based on mathematical expressions—to represent images in computer graphics. Vector graphics are based on vectors (also called paths), which lead through locations called control points or nodes. Each of these points has a definite position on the x and y axes of the work plane and determines the direction of the path; further, each path may be assigned a stroke color, shape, thickness, and fill.
Media Types. How a document is to be presented on different media? The media attribute specifies what media/device the target resource is optimized for. This attribute is mostly used with CSS stylesheets to specify different styles for different media types.

performance

Composition - Space

Composition - Time

Lucinda Childs. Her compositions are known for their minimalistic movements yet complex transitions, making use of patterns, repetition, and dialect has caused her to have a unique style of choreography that is often imitated for its ability to experiment.
Trisha Brown. In the late 1960s Brown created her own works which attempted to defy gravity, using equipment such as ropes and harnesses, to allow dancers to walk on or down walls or to experiment with the dynamics of stability. These “equipment pieces” were the first dances to comprise a distinct series in what would become a working method for Brown as she went on to create various “cycles” of dances throughout her career.
Yvonne Rainer. Started to claim that any movement was dance. This way, all movement aimed to be direct, functional, and to avoid stylization. In so doing, she aimed to remove the drama from the dance movement, and to question the role of entertainment in dance.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Sees dance as an act of writing movements in space and time, and has over the years explored choreography in partnership with other compositional forces, namely music, geometry, the visual arts, and language.
William Forsythe. "I created a non-balletic vocabulary of 135 movements, which I then taught to my dancers until they knew it backward and forward. No matter where or when the dancers move through the zone of one of those movements, they immediately know its place in the sequence. It’s like rapidly scrolling through a list of names in a computer program. We use our alphabet in connection with the kinesphere — the total volume of a body’s potential movement." Forsythe’s methods of choreography are strikingly algorithmic and give rise to a style of movement and interaction that is distinctively his own.
Merce Cunningham. Many of Cunningham's most famous innovations were developed in collaboration with composer John Cage. Both used stochastic (random) procedures to generate material, discarding many artistic traditions of narrative and form. Cunningham also made use of "non-representational" choreography which simply emphasizes movement, and does not necessarily represent any historical narrative, emotional situation, or idea.
Martha Graham.