The Design Of Design

Author: Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321702069
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Making Sense of Design Effective design is at the heart of everything from software development to engineering to architecture. But what do we really know about the design process? What leads to effective, elegant designs? The Design of Design addresses these questions. These new essays by Fred Brooks contain extraordinary insights for designers in every discipline. Brooks pinpoints constants inherent in all design projects and uncovers processes and patterns likely to lead to excellence. Drawing on conversations with dozens of exceptional designers, as well as his own experiences in several design domains, Brooks observes that bold design decisions lead to better outcomes. The author tracks the evolution of the design process, treats collaborative and distributed design, and illuminates what makes a truly great designer. He examines the nuts and bolts of design processes, including budget constraints of many kinds, aesthetics, design empiricism, and tools, and grounds this discussion in his own real-world examples—case studies ranging from home construction to IBM’s Operating System/360. Throughout, Brooks reveals keys to success that every designer, design project manager, and design researcher should know.

The Idea Of Design

Author: Victor Margolin
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262631662
File Size: 11,22 MB
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The Idea of Design is an anthology of essays that addresses the nature and practiceof product design and graphic design in the contemporary world. The essays, selected from volumes4-9 of the international journal Design Issues, focus on three themes: reflection on the nature ofdesign, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture. The authors aredistinguished scholars, historians, designers, and design educators. The diversity of their workillustrates the pluralistic and interdisciplinary dimensions of the idea of design in contemporaryculture.Contributors : Rudolf Arnheim. S. Balaram. Richard Buchanan. A. Cheng. MihalyCsikszentmihalyi. Yves Deforge. Clive Dilnot. Alain Findeli. Jorge Frascara. Tony Fry. RajeswariGhose. Takuo Hirano. Martin Krampen. Laus Krippendorf. Tomas Maldonado. Victor Margolin. AbrahamMoles. Victor Papanek. Gert Selle. Ann Tyler. Barbara Usherwood.A Design Issues Reader

Information Design

Author: R. S. Easterby
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
File Size: 71,24 MB
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Theory and method in design evaluation; Design parameters; Applications: sign systems; Applications: road traffic signs; Applications: consumer/safety signs; Applications: printed material.

Electrical Machine Design

Author: Alexander Gray
File Size: 12,64 MB
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Electrical Machine Design The Design And Specification Of Direct And Alternating Current Machinery

Author: Alexander Gray
ISBN: 9781443730532
File Size: 33,83 MB
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ELECTRICAL MACHINE DESIGN- THE DESIGN AND SPECIFICATION OF DIRECT AND ALTERNATING CURRENT MACHINERY by ALEXANDER GRAY. Originally published in 1913. PREFACE: The following work was compiled as a course of lectures on Electrical Machine Design delivered at Mo Gill University. Since the design of electrical machinery is as much an art as it is science no list of formula or collection of data is sufficient to enable one to become a successful designer. There is a certain amount of data, however, sifted from the mass of material on the subject, which every designer finds convenient to compile for ready reference. This work contains data that the author found necessary to tabulate during several years of experience as a designer of electrical apparatus. A study of design Is of the utmost importance to all students, because only by such a study can a knowledge of the limitations of machines be acquired. The machines discussed are those which have become more or less standard, namely, direct-cur rent generators and motors, alternating current generators, syn chronous motors, polyphase induction motors, and transformers; other apparatus seldom offers an electrical problem that is not discussed under one or more of the above headings. The principle followed throughout the work is to build up the design for the given rating by the use of a few fundamental formula*, and design constants, the meaning and limits of which are discussed thoroughly, and the same procedure has been followed for the several pieces of apparatus.

Design Of Dissent

ISBN: 9781610596565
File Size: 52,75 MB
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Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy; for citizens to voice our opinion is not only our privilege but our responsibility. Without this dialogue, the backbone of what we have fought so desperately for could easily crumble. Over the past decades, the number of democratic societies has increased around the globe, and there is a heightened awareness of increasing conflicts and problems that affect our everyday lives. With the Middle East conflict, the war on terrorism, and financial and environmental crises, people's sense of safety, power, and representation has diminished in part because they feel they have no voice. Designers, however, use their skills to communicate their dissent, even more so now with the World Wide Web and the increasing ease of distributing posters and other printed materials. This book examines graphic work focusing on social and political concerns from around the globe.--From publisher description.

Interior Color By Design

Author: Sandra L. Ragan
Editor: Rockport Pub
File Size: 28,21 MB
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Design Things

Author: ATELIER (Project)
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262016273
File Size: 46,76 MB
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A new perspective on design thinking and design practice: beyond products and projects, toward participatory design things. Design Things offers an innovative view of design thinking and design practice, envisioning ways to combine creative design with a participatory approach encompassing aesthetic and democratic practices and values. The authors of Design Things look at design practice as a mode of inquiry that involves people, space, artifacts, materials, and aesthetic experience, following the process of transformation from a design concept to a thing. Design Things, which grew out of the Atelier (Architecture and Technology for Inspirational Living) research project, goes beyond the making of a single object to view design projects as sociomaterial assemblies of humans and artifacts--"design things." The book offers both theoretical and practical perspectives, providing empirical support for the authors' conceptual framework with field projects, case studies, and examples from professional practice. The authors examine the dynamics of the design process; the multiple transformations of the object of design; metamorphing, performing, and taking place as design strategies; the concept of the design space as "emerging landscapes"; the relation between design and use; and the design of controversial things.

The Design Manual

Author: David Whitbread
Editor: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1742230008
File Size: 80,10 MB
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The Design Manual by David Whitbread is an indispensable and comprehensive reference for traditional and digital publishing. From beginners to professional graphic designers, desktop publishers and graphic design students, The Design Manual provides essential information on conceptual approaches, planning and project development techniques for print, web and multimedia production. Design tasks are divided into sections on publication, corporate identity, on-screen and advertising design. There is discussion of specific skills such as branding and logo design; stationery, catalogue, annual report and newsletter production; websites; storyboarding and animation techniques; and more. The production section discusses layout and typography for print and screen, colour and colour systems, printing and finishing processes. With numerous checklists and practical tips throughout the text, The Design Manual has become a standard reference for anyone involved in or interested in design.

The Pocket Universal Principles Of Design

Author: William Lidwell
Editor: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1610580656
File Size: 41,54 MB
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Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia covering 125 laws, guidelines, human biases, and general considerations important to successful design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the ideas applied in practice. From the 80/20 Rule to the Weakest Link, every major design concept is defined and illustrated. 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. Just a few of the principles that will broaden your design knowledge, promote brainstorming, and help you check the quality of your work: Baby-Face Bias Expectation Effect Golden Ration Ockham's Razor Proximity Scaling Fallacy The book is organized alphabetically so that principles can be easily and quickly referenced by name. For those interested in addressing a specific problem of design, the principles havealso been indexed by questions commonly confronting designers (How can I help people learn from my design? How can I enhance the usability of a design? How can I make better design decisions? ...). Each principle is presented in a two-page format. The first page contains a succinct definition, a full description of the principle, examples of its use, and guidelines for use. Side notes are included, and provide elaborations and references. The second page contains visual examples and related graphics to support a deeper understanding of the principle. This landmark reference is the standard for designers, engineers, architects, and students who seek to broaden and improve their design expertise.

The Design Of Sites

Author: Douglas K. Van Duyne
Editor: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 0131345559
File Size: 55,94 MB
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Beginning with a tutorial on customer-centered Web site design, this updated manual features a comprehensive compendium of ninety Web site design patterns, organized by color-coded pages for quick reference, with new sections on Web Application design, the Mobile Web, and Online Communities, as well as updated coverage of blog sites, customer support sites, and intranet design. Original. (Intermediate)

Thoughtful Interaction Design

Author: Jonas Löwgren
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262122719
File Size: 44,19 MB
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The authors of Thoughtful Interaction Design go beyond the usual technical concerns of usability and usefulness to consider interaction design from a design perspective. The shaping of digital artifacts is a design process that influences the form and functions of workplaces, schools, communication, and culture; the successful interaction designer must use both ethical and aesthetic judgment to create designs that are appropriate to a given environment. This book is not a how-to manual, but a collection of tools for thought about interaction design. Working with information technology—called by the authors "the material without qualities"—interaction designers create not a static object but a dynamic pattern of interactivity. The design vision is closely linked to context and not simply focused on the technology. The authors' action-oriented and context-dependent design theory, drawing on design theorist Donald Schon's concept of the reflective practitioner, helps designers deal with complex design challenges created by new technology and new knowledge. Their approach, based on a foundation of thoughtfulness that acknowledges the designer's responsibility not only for the functional qualities of the design product but for the ethical and aesthetic qualities as well, fills the need for a theory of interaction design that can increase and nurture design knowledge. From this perspective they address the fundamental question of what kind of knowledge an aspiring designer needs, discussing the process of design, the designer, design methods and techniques, the design product and its qualities, and conditions for interaction design.

The Design Encyclopedia

Author: Mel Byars
Editor: Museum of Modern Art
File Size: 58,91 MB
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The Design Encyclopedia is a compendium of the world of modern design over the last century and a half. Compiled from a number of primary and secondary sources by the American author and design historian Mel Byers, in consultation with an international team of design experts, this illustrated design reference guide provides the essential framework for a field that continues to generate intense interest worldwide. In this volume are all the essential facts pertaining to modern design: furniture and product design, graphic design, objects designed by architects, and the various styles and schools of design of the late nineteenth, twentieth, and early twenty-first centuries. With 832 pages and more than 700 full-color illustrations presenting the last 130 years in the history of the design of furniture, lighting, fabrics, ceramics, glassware, metalware, objects in a range of other materials, and mechanical, electrical, and electronic appliances, as well as automobiles and some inventions, this essential reference supplants Mr. Byers's earlier overview of the history of design, published in 1994. It is, however, not merely larger than its predecessor but more comprehensive, easier to navigate, and keenly focused. Here design is considered in terms of its concrete application to functional objects, relating it to craft, decorative arts, and industrial design but distinguishing it from fine art and theory. There are separate entries for designers and craftspeople, design studios, consortiums and partnerships, noteworthy manufacturers, significant historical periods and styles, and materials. The various discrete entries are organized alphabetically, and are cross-referenced where applicable. Most of the full-color illustrations are drawn from the world-renowned design collection of The Museum of Modern Art; the remainder are drawn from the Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen in Munich and Hamburg. This invaluable publication is the one essential guide for the design professional, the student, and the interested observer of design in our time.

The Design Inspired Innovation Workbook

Author: Bengt-Arne Vedin
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814289639
File Size: 20,23 MB
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Design evokes creativity of a higher order and causes unexpected and inventive cross-fertilization across traditional borders or disciplines. This work offers the how-to's for designing for successful novelty, and discusses issues such as product language and meaning, and connecting with the end-user.

The Design Of Business

Author: Roger L. Martin
Editor: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422177807
File Size: 53,94 MB
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Most companies today have innovation envy. Many make genuine efforts to be innovative: they spend on R&D, bring in creative designers, hire innovation consultants; but they still get disappointing results. Roger Martin argues that to innovate and win, companies need 'design thinking'.

Managing The Design Factory

Author: Donald Reinertsen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684839911
File Size: 49,57 MB
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Here is the first comprehensive approach to managing design-in-process inventory from the bestselling author of "Developing Products in Half the Time". Donald Reinertsen reveals a transparent system for tracking, measuring, and managing invisible "design-in-process" inventory to achieve lower costs, higher profits, and better processes. 20 line drawings.

How Designers Think

Author: Bryan Lawson
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483142116
File Size: 21,93 MB
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How Designers Think: The Designing Process Demystified, Second Edition provides a comprehensive discussion of the psychology of the design process. The book is comprised of 15 chapters that are organized into three parts. The text first discusses the fundamentals of the concept of designer, designing, and design. The second part deals with design problems, including its components, model, and solutions. The last part covers the cognitive aspect of designing; the coverage of this part includes the philosophes, strategies, and tactics of design. The book will be of great interest to both students and instructors of architecture, planning, and industrial and interior design.

D I Y Design It Yourself

Author: Ellen Lupton
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568985527
File Size: 15,98 MB
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Instruction for designing blogs, books, business cards, CD and DVD packaging, embroidery, envelopes, flyers, gifts, housewares, invitations, logos, newsletters, note cards, photo albums, presentations, press kits, stationery, stickers, t-shirts, totes, wall graphics, web sites, and zines.

The Design Student S Handbook

Author: Jane Bartholomew
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317341236
File Size: 31,25 MB
Format: PDF
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What is design? What are the main design disciplines, and how do they interrelate? How does design theory and context help you improve your studio work? What do you need to know by the end of your course to get a good career? What can you do to become a knowledgeable designer and improve your skills so that you stand out from the crowd? Whether you are already studying design, thinking about choosing a course, or are well on your way to finding your first job, this essential and uniquely comprehensive book will introduce you to the world of design and support you throughout your studies and on into the industry. Key features Develops your core skills and supports you in making the most of your studies. Describes the multi-disciplinary design world by exploring the various design disciplines – graphics, fashion and textiles, three-dimensional design, craft, spatial, interactive media, and theatre, film and television. Contains crucial practical information so you’re ready for your career - placements, working with industry and self-employment, networking, job-seeking and how to succeed in your own business. Covers the key practical, theoretical and cultural fundamentals of design to help you understand and inform your practice - chapters on creativity and innovation, history, culture and context, how to communicate design, colour theory, aesthetics, and how to design with ethical, social and responsible considerations. Comprises chapters written by designers and lecturers, all experts in their fields. Includes stories, career profiles and first-hand quotes by students, established designers and industry specialists exploring what it’s like to study and to work in the design industry today. Identifies important books and websites for further reading. The Design Student’s Handbook will guide you along the road to a successful and fulfilling career and is an essential text for studying any of the design disciplines.

The Design Experience

Author: Mike Press
Editor: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566078910
File Size: 70,72 MB
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This is an introduction to contextual and professional design issues for degree and HND students of design, design studies, design management and related subjects. The book is divided into four main sections: contexts, practice, business and resources.