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Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Design

Aiming to place design developments in their broader context, this text describes the history of design from its emergence as a separate discipline around 1750 to the present. Arranged chronologically, and with colour-coded pages for ease of reference, the book includes time-lines and designers' biographies, as well as feature spreads on notable designers and companies. There is also a detailed list of major design museums and collections.

Design Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 464

Design Studies

In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, books, and television have all honed in on ever-diversifying subcultures, hoping to carve out niche audiences that grow savvier and more narrowly sliced by the day. Consequently,the discipline of graphic design has undergone a sea change. Where visual communication was once informed by a designer's creative intuition, the proliferation of specialized audiences now calls for more research-based design processes. Designers who ignore research run the risk of becoming mere tools for communication rather than bold voices. Design Studies, a collection of 27 essays from an internat...

Design and Analysis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Design and Analysis

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Design: A Very Short Introduction
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 148

Design: A Very Short Introduction

  • Categories: Art

John Heskett aims to transform the way readers think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal, and the car we drive to work in, to the medical equipment used to save lives. This concise guide to contemporary design goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalize objects. Heskett also reveals how simple objects, such as a toothpick, can have their design modified to suit the specific cultural behaviour in different countries. Finally, the author gives us an exciting vision of what design can offer us in the future, showing in particular how it can humanize new technology.

Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated

Whether a marketing campaign or a museum exhibit, a video game or a complex control system, the design we see is the culmination of many concepts and practices brought together from a variety of disciplines. Because no one can be an expert on everything, designers have always had to scramble to find the information and know-how required to make a design work—until now. Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia of design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the concepts applied in practice. From the "80/20” rule to chunking, from baby-face bias to Occam's razor, and from self-similarity to storytelling, every major design concept is defined and illustrated for readers to expand their knowledge. This landmark reference will become the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.

Universal Methods of Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Universal Methods of Design

Universal Methods of Design provides a thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design, delivered in a concise and accessible format perfect for designers, educators, and students. Whether research is already an integral part of a practice or curriculum, or whether it has been unfortunately avoided due to perceived limitations of time, knowledge, or resources, Universal Methods of Design will serve as an invaluable compendium of methods that can be easily referenced and utilized by cross-disciplinary teams in nearly any design project. Universal Methods of Design : dismantles the myth that user res...

Design Thinking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Design Thinking

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-04-01
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  • Publisher: Berg

Design thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious "design ability". Focusing on what designers do when they design, Design Thinking is structured around a series of in-depth case studies of outstanding and expert designers at work, interwoven with overviews and analyses. The range covered reflects the breadth of Design, from hardware to software product design, from architecture to Formula One design. The book offers new insights and understanding of design thinking, based on evidence from observation and investigation of design practice. Design Thinking is the distillation of the work of one of Design's most influential thinkers. Nigel Cross goes to the heart of what it means to think and work as a designer. The book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to be a designer or to know how good designers work in the field of contemporary Design.

Information Design
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 357

Information Design

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

This study of the newest of the design disciplines, contributors to this book offer visions of how information design can be practiced diligently and ethically. Illustrations.

Visual Thinking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Visual Thinking

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-07-27
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  • Publisher: Elsevier

Visual Thinking brings the science of perception to the art of design. Designers increasingly need to present information in ways that aid their audience’s thinking process. Fortunately, results from the relatively new science of human visual perception provide valuable guidance. In this book, Colin Ware takes what we now know about perception, cognition, and attention and transforms it into concrete advice that designers can directly apply. He demonstrates how designs can be considered as tools for cognition – extensions of the viewer’s brain in much the same way that a hammer is an extension of the user’s hand. The book includes hundreds of examples, many in the form of integrated ...

Design for Services
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 271

Design for Services

Design for Services explores what service design brings to the table and reflects on why the ideas and practices of service design are resonating with today's design community. The contributors offer a broad range of concrete examples to help clarify the issues, practices, knowledge and theories that are beginning to define this emerging field. Whilst acknowledging service design as the disciplinary term, Anna Meroni and Daniela Sangiorgi focus on articulating what design is doing and can do for services and how this connects to existing fields of knowledge and practice.