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E> Return on Experience will be comfortable on the shelves of designers and artists and equally comfortable for business leaders and educators. It reflects the fundamental belief that design is integral to everything we do. That all human existence has been a result of a progression of successful design outcomes. It is not in the sense that what we have created is exclusively logical and rational but true success has been the result of sort of emotional intelligence and meaning being infused into a new form that has caused us to progress as a species. Inspiration and innovation are difficult to process from a pure logic as it requires a broader view into the way we think and feel things. It is deeply personal and at the same time a shared at a social level. In this sense we naturally view design as possessing enormous value and is an essential part of culture with a broad value and application. Design is a dialogue. This book is not a treatise on do's and don'ts of design or business. It is a reflection on the nature of how to see design. Design is and always has been part of a conversation. As such, this book captures a dialogue that author, Tim Kobe has been engaged in for over 25 years at Eight Inc. This conversation is more than a single path but reflects the dialogue and practice of business leaders, designers, colleagues and collaborators. This book would not exist without those on the other side of the conversation and is more than a lens of a single or individual point of view. Eight Inc. has been incredibly fortunate to design with some of the most successful people and companies that exist today and much of Eight Inc.'s success has been attributed to our time with Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs.
This book covers an interdisciplinary approach for understanding mathematical modeling by offering a collection of models, solved problems related to the models, the methodologies employed, and the results using projects and case studies with insight into the operation of substantial real-time systems. The book covers a broad scope in the areas of statistical science, probability, stochastic processes, fluid dynamics, supply chain, optimization, and applications. It discusses advanced topics and the latest research findings, uses an interdisciplinary approach for real-time systems, offers a platform for integrated research, and identifies the gaps in the field for further research. The book is for researchers, students, and teachers that share a goal of learning advanced topics and the latest research in mathematical modeling.
In this, the first product design book devoted purely to styling, Peter Dabbs helps students and professionals to understand how to style their own consumer-focused products. Providing a clear and simple breakdown of the stages in the styling process, Product Design Styling is packed with: Annotated illustrations Photographs of industry examples Modified images showing proportions, silhouettes and lines The clear text and visual examples guide you through a structured professional styling process that has been broken down into digestible stages. Each stage examines and illustrates what designers should be focusing on, how to evaluate what has been designed, and how to then optimize it if required. You will also learn how to analyse and critique the styling of competitors, as well as your own work, and use this awareness to confidently produce superior designs in less time.
The proposed book includes concepts, methodologies, and practices for achieving sustainability in business operations. The underlying concept is explained from two perspectives: organizational level and policy level. In the former, all principles, techniques, and decision-making issues relevant to sustainability at unit level, management of product recovery processes, and sustainability at integrated level are addressed. Content on policy level perspective includes policies, norms, guidelines and regulatory measures at global and national levels. The primary goal of this book is the creation of an integrated and value rich platform for initiation and management of sustainable operations.
Japan was one of the first countries to adorn their vinyl singles in special colour sleeves back in the late fifties, almost as soon as the format had been launched. Teenagers there took a keen interest in the popular music of Britain and America, which Japanese labels quickly began to license. As most British and American singles came in plain sleeves, Japanese labels were free to do their own thing. The resulting blend of Western music and images, coupled with exotic looking Japanese typography and design, was visually unique. It was a look which soon adorned thousands of attractive single sleeves as pop music quickly became as big an entertainment form in Japan in the early sixties as it had done in the West. This book, the first survey of Japanese sleeves outside the country, presents a visually stunning selection of 7 covers from the sixties to the eighties, many seen for the first time in Europe. It is of necessity a selection - there were over 100 Beatles singles alone in Japan - but the compilers have carefully chosen covers which will most interest collectors, music fans and designers, with close on a thousand sleeves shown, all in full colour, plus track titles, label and release date.
The best things in life may not always be free, but they are often delightful to look at! Rather than be taken for granted, these feel-good goods deserve their time in the spotlight not only for the roles that they play, but also for the visual and aesthetic richness they add to our day-to-day just by sitting on our shelves. Packaged for Life is a simple ode to the products that punctuate our daily existence with joy and equip us with the calm to carry on, as they continue to shape our communities and cultures as indulgences, necessities, or vices. Packaged for Life: Coffee & Tea highlights some of the most clever and delightful packaging design work for what the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation deems as 'the most consumed beverage in the world'. It serves as a vessel of inspiration through which we can recognise, appreciate, and celebrate the unnoticed or overlooked tactile beauty in everyday product packaging.
In our haste to consume the things we love, we often disregard or discard packaging without a second thought. While many would argue that they bear no significance to our daily lives or should be done away with entirely in our quest to save the environment, there is a lot more to packaging design than meets the eye. On top of conveying a brand's personality, purpose, or message meaningfully and embodying its contents in ways that catch the eye, a seemingly ordinary bottle or box can become an artist or designer's canvas for extraordinary creative expression. Packaged for Life: Beer, Wine, & Spirits explores some of the most compelling ways and interesting visuals with which popular spirits are packaged to tantalise you into indulging in your tipples of choice. It serves as a vessel of inspiration through which we can recognise, appreciate, and celebrate the unnoticed or overlooked tactile beauty in everyday product packaging.
The movement of designed objects is not just something purely functional but also triggers a wide range of sensations. A curtain swaying gently in the wind can cause the onlooker to feel easy and relaxed, as if it was he or she who is floating in the air. This imagined projection caused by the perception of moving objects is called kinesthetic empathy . In this study, which followed on from a dissertation at the School of Design Research, London, the author investigates the esthetics of movement by documenting his own design-based learning and research process in terms of research through design , using the experimental cooperation with puppet players as an example. He thereby creates a framework that allows designers to observe the esthetics of objects in motion as a trigger of feelings.
This book outlines the process of sustainable product design and development. It presents design guidelines that help prolong the life of a product and minimize its environmental impact. These guidelines specifically enable product design for end-of-life (EoL) objectives such as reuse, recycling and remanufacturing. Sustainable Product Design and Development also presents mathematical models that will help the designer determine the cost of designing sustainable products. This cost can be computed early during the design stage of a product. Sustainable Product Design and Development presents different ways and means by which a product can address all three pillars of sustainability-environmental conservation, social sustainability, and economic sustainability. Various case studies are incorporated in different chapters. Case studies on designing products for assembly, disassembly and remanufacturing have been presented in their respective chapters. The book also provides an overview of global environmental legislation to help the reader grasp the importance of waste management and sustainable product design. This book is aimed at professionals, engineering students, environmental scientists, and those in the business environment.
Digital product research doesn't have to be difficult, take a long time, or cost a lot of money. Nor should it be a job solely for scientists or expert researchers. In this practical book, C. Todd Lombardo and Aras Bilgen demonstrate how your entire team can conduct effective product research within a couple of weeks--easily, cheaply, and without compromising quality. Drawing from decades of experience in product development, the authors lay out nine simple rules that combine user research, market research, and product analytics to quickly discover insights and build products customers truly need. Recognize and avoid common research pitfalls Switch to the insight-making mindset that underlies all successful research efforts Find out how to look at data, formulate the right questions, and pick the right research method Learn interview techniques and research skills Analyze for insights collaboratively while avoiding bias Inspire action with your insights through powerful presentations and prototypes Learn how to involve a wide variety of stakeholders in research, from developers to executives Discover how you can make research a habit, not a one-off effort
This book describes the use of different Mathematical Modeling and Soft Computing techniques used in Epidemiology for experiential research in projects such as how infectious diseases progress to show the likely outcome of an epidemic, and to contribute to public health interventions. The book covers mathematical modelling and soft computing techniques study by which diseases spread and to predict the future course of an outbreak and evaluate epidemic control strategies. The book explores the applications covering numerical and analytical solutions, presents basic and advanced concepts for beginners and industry professionals, and incorporates the latest methodologies and challenges using mathematical modeling and soft computing techniques in epidemiology. Primary users of this book include researchers, academicians, post graduate students, and specialists.
Surface is one of the most intensely debated topics in recent arts, humanities and social science scholarship. The changing technologies which manufacture the actual and virtual surfaces of today are radically altering our perception of thresholds and borders. In contrast to the responses to preceding industrial revolutions, contemporary concerns with surface seem preoccupied with its function of mediation or passage, rather than with that of separation or boundary. In Surface and Apparition, each chapter explores a different meaning and function of the material and immaterial qualities of 'surface'. Case studies include various surfaces from computer screens, 'artisanal' engines and glass architecture to gauzy veils, the planetary surface of supply chain capitalism, and spatial embodiment in street markets. International scholars of design, architecture, film, media, fine art, fashion, textiles, silversmithing, woodworking and archival practices account for how the material and the immaterial draw attention to each other in both their everyday and artistic practice. Each chapter addresses particular systems (from the human body to manually operated tools and machines); materials (for instance cloth, wood and light); modes of attention, movement and engagement. 'Surface' therefore functions in this book as a multidisciplinary method for attending to critical issues concerning human creative and technological endeavours.