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Industrial / commercial art & design

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Author: Peter Mendelsund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

Object Lessons

Object Lessons

Author: Laura Muir Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2021

A fresh look at the influential pedagogy and practice pioneered by the Bauhaus Founded by architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969) in 1919, the Bauhaus was the 20th century's most influential school of art, architecture, and design. After the school was shuttered under pressure from the Nazis in 1933, many Bauhaus artists brought their innovative practices and teaching methods to the United States. Gropius himself accepted a position at Harvard, where he would help establish a collection of Bauhaus material that has since grown to more than 30,000 objects-the largest such collection outside Germany. Harvard in turn became an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America. Written by established and emerging voices in the field, the scholarship presented here expands on the special link between the two institutions, while highlighting understudied aspects of the Bauhaus, such as weaving, photography, and art made by women. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations-some of never-before-published objects-this book yields fascinating insights for Bauhaus devotees and design aficionados.

Designing Digital Images with Materiality, Energy, and Living Matter

Designing Digital Images with Materiality, Energy, and Living Matter

Author: Orkan (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Telhan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Matters of the Image introduces a new framework for thinking about digital images. By introducing techniques from printed electronics, synthetic biology, and digital fabrication Orkan Telhan moves beyond the boundary of pixels to the material nature of images. This book demonstrates ways to design, grow, and fabricate visual artifacts that not only provide information but also function as interactive interfaces, diagnostic labs, or living factories.

Designing Digital Images with Materiality, Energy, and Living Matter

Designing Digital Images with Materiality, Energy, and Living Matter

Author: Orkan (University of Pennsylvania, USA) Telhan Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Matters of the Image introduces a new framework for thinking about digital images. By introducing techniques from printed electronics, synthetic biology, and digital fabrication Orkan Telhan moves beyond the boundary of pixels to the material nature of images. This book demonstrates ways to design, grow, and fabricate visual artifacts that not only provide information but also function as interactive interfaces, diagnostic labs, or living factories.

The Art of Design Thinking

The Art of Design Thinking

Author: Rafiq Elmansy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Design thinking is an essential step to achieve innovation and bring creative solutions for problems; this book provides a hands-on approach to applying design thinking in projects either for freelance designers or designers and creative directors working in different companies. Key Features Apply creative process in project development. Practice design thinking methods to develop creative ideas. Practice brainstorming to solve problems. Evaluate and test innovative ideas and judge its success. Turn creativity and inniovation into profit and market success.

The Art of Design Thinking

The Art of Design Thinking

Author: Rafiq Elmansy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Design thinking is an essential step to achieve innovation and bring creative solutions for problems; this book provides a hands-on approach to applying design thinking in projects either for freelance designers or designers and creative directors working in different companies. Key Features Apply creative process in project development. Practice design thinking methods to develop creative ideas. Practice brainstorming to solve problems. Evaluate and test innovative ideas and judge its success. Turn creativity and inniovation into profit and market success.

Talking Threads

Talking Threads

Author: Rebecca Black-Gliko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The New Design Agenda

The New Design Agenda

Author: Leon Cruickshank, Rachel (Lancaster University, UK) Cooper Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The design function has transformed and, in turn, has been transformed by the seismic changes in business and society associated with social attitudes and expectations, technology and digitization, media and communication. For designers, these changes have been both enabling and threatening; requiring new ways of thinking, new skills and calling into question the role and value of their work. In The New Design Agenda, Rachel Cooper and Leon Cruickshank from Imagination Lancaster, provide a guided tour to these changes and their implications for designers now and in the future. Drawing on interviews with some of the most highly regarded commentators and practitioners from across design practice, industry, policy-making and academia they bring together the threads from this, the most cross-disciplinary of activities, into a coherent and convincing tapestry and lay out the vision for the future of design and the design profession. This engaging and important book is a must-read for the design professionals, educators and policy-makers who will be instrumental in imagining and implementing the new techniques, capabilities and resources required to take design forward for the next fifteen years.

Elements of Diagramming

Elements of Diagramming

Author: Clive J. Richards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book brings together some of the growing number of research studies and inquiries into practice that have focused on the visual communication design aspects of diagrams used principally to inform the non-expert. This places it firmly in the domain of that viewer/user-centred field of endeavour called information design. Diagramming is a universal graphic 'language' used in almost all fields of human activity - thus there are many subject-specific 'dialects'. However a central thesis in this work is that there is a limited set of visual codes, which, through a virtually infinite range of potential combinations, provides a great variety of diagrammatic possibilities. However, in broad terms, most diagrams fall into a small group of generic types. Similar forms of the same type often go by different names - names sometimes derived from the field in which they are used. The cases presented in these chapters are necessarily from selected domains, but aspects of all the main generic types are dealt with to some degree. Thus the lessons learned can be transferred from the domain in which they are explored to other potential areas of application. The chapters are arranged into three sections. Section 1 mainly deals with theories on the morphological organization of diagrams and offers analyses of diagrammatic types. Section 2 Presents and describes some particular diagrammatic approaches. Section 3 is essentially about methods for designing diagrams. Understanding the organizational possibilities in diagrams can assist thinking about how to design new ones. Likewise methods for designing diagrams necessarily draw on theoretical underpinnings. So the difference in the nature of the content of these three sections may seem indistinct in some places. Nevertheless this general categorization indicates the broad intentions of the chapters they contain and therefore may be helpful to the reader. Whilst for the most part the authors are university-based design res

Design in Crisis

Design in Crisis

Author: Tony Fry Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2020

This book is an essential contribution to the transdisciplinary field of critical design studies. The essays in this collection locate design at the center of a series of interrelated planetary crises, from climate change, nuclear war, and racial and geopolitical violence to education, computational culture, and the loss of the commons. In doing so, the essays propose a range of needed interventions in order to transform design itself and its role within the shifting realities of a planetary crisis. It challenges the widely popular view that design can contribute to solving world problems by exposing how this attitude only intensifies the problems we currently face. In this way, the essays critique the dominant modes of framing the meaning and scope of design as a largely Anglo-European problem-solving practice. By drawing on post-development theory, decolonial theory, black studies, continental philosophy, science and technology studies and more, the contributions envision a critical and speculative practice that problematizes both its engagement with planet and itself. The essays in this collection will appeal to design theorists and practitioners alike, but also to scholars and students generally concerned with how the past and future of design is implicated in the unfolding complexity of ecological devastation, racial and political violence, coloniality, technological futures, and the brutality of modern western culture generally.

Design in Crisis

Design in Crisis

Author: Tony Fry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

This book is an essential contribution to the transdisciplinary field of critical design studies. The essays in this collection locate design at the center of a series of interrelated planetary crises, from climate change, nuclear war, and racial and geopolitical violence to education, computational culture, and the loss of the commons. In doing so, the essays propose a range of needed interventions in order to transform design itself and its role within the shifting realities of a planetary crisis. It challenges the widely popular view that design can contribute to solving world problems by exposing how this attitude only intensifies the problems we currently face. In this way, the essays critique the dominant modes of framing the meaning and scope of design as a largely Anglo-European problem-solving practice. By drawing on post-development theory, decolonial theory, black studies, continental philosophy, science and technology studies and more, the contributions envision a critical and speculative practice that problematizes both its engagement with planet and itself. The essays in this collection will appeal to design theorists and practitioners alike, but also to scholars and students generally concerned with how the past and future of design is implicated in the unfolding complexity of ecological devastation, racial and political violence, coloniality, technological futures, and the brutality of modern western culture generally.

Design and Spirituality

Design and Spirituality

Author: Stuart (Lancaster University, UK) Walker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Design and Spirituality examines the philosophical context of our current situation and its implications for design. It explores how modernity and our constricted notions of progress have contributed to today's crisis of values, and argues for a re-establishment and re-affirmation of self-transcending priorities, together with an ethos of moderation and sufficiency. A wide range of topics are covered, including material culture and spiritual teachings; sustainability and the spiritual perspective; traditional and indigenous knowledge; technology and spirituality; notions of meaningful design; and how particular material things can have deeper, symbolic significance. There are also reflections on areas such as the language of design; busyness and its relationship to wisdom; design and social disparity; and traditional sacred practices. While not avoiding issues that are controversial, and sometimes hard-hitting, Design and Spirituality gets to the heart of the key issues affecting us today and presents them in a highly readable and accessible format. The author is a leading thinker in the field and he presents his arguments in a manner that invites the reader to reflect and think about where we are going, why we are going there and what really matters.