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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.
Sustainability enables the development of products with minimal environment impact coupled with economical and societal benefits. This book provides an understanding of theoretical and practical perspectives pertaining to Sustainable manufacturing. This book focuses on fundamentals, providing insights, concepts, tools, methods, case studies, and practical perspectives taken from research. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and industry practitioners.
Optimization is the act of obtaining the ''best'' result under given circumstances. In design, construction, and maintenance of any engineering system, engineers must make technological and managerial decisions to minimize either the effort or cost required or to maximize benefits. There is no single method available for solving all optimization problems efficiently. Several optimization methods have been developed for different types of problems. The optimum seeking methods are mathematical programming techniques (specifically, nonlinear programming techniques). Nonlinear Optimization: Models, Applications, and Applications present the concepts in several ways to foster understanding. Geometric interpretation: is used to re-enforce the concepts and to foster understanding of the mathematical procedures. The student sees that many problems can be analyzed, and approximate solutions found before analytical solutions techniques are applied. Numerical approximations: early on, the student is exposed to numerical techniques. These numerical procedures are algorithmic and iterative. Worksheets are provided in EXCEL, MATLAB, and Maple to facilitate the procedure. Algorithms: All algorithms are provided with a step-by-step format. Examples follow the summary to illustrate its use and application.
Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temptation, the brand - and the product - will be imprinted in our memory. Beautiful packaging is the promise of a great delivery and also, in itself, a bonus present. But really beautiful things are also functional. The best packaging design will be always connected with the product, conveying the character of what it contains. Conceived by the creative minds behind the renowned studio Garrofe in Barcelona, the more than 140 designs displayed in Structural Packaging GOLD reveal the incredible possibilities that this particular discipline may offer.
The eighteenth century has been hailed for its revolution in consumer culture, but Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain repositions Britain as a nation of makers. It brings new attention to eighteenth-century craftswomen and men with its focus on the material knowledge possessed not only by professional artisans and amateur makers, but also by skilled consumers. This edited collection gathers together a group of interdisciplinary scholars working in the fields of art history, history, literature, and museum studies to unearth the tactile and tacit knowledge that underpinned fashion, tailoring, and textile production. It invites us into the workshops, drawing rooms, and backrooms of a broad range of creators, and uncovers how production and tacit knowledge extended beyond the factories and machines which dominate industrial histories. This book illuminates, for the first time, the material literacies learnt, enacted, and understood by British producers and consumers. The skills required for sewing, embroidering, and the textile arts were possessed by a large proportion of the British population: men, women and children, professional and amateur alike. Building on previous studies of shoppers and consumption in the period, as well as narratives of manufacture, these essays document the multiplicity of small producers behind Britain's consumer revolution, reshaping our understanding of the dynamics between making and objects, consumption and production. It demonstrates how material knowledge formed an essential part of daily life for eighteenth-century Britons. Craft technique, practice, and production, the contributors show, constituted forms of tactile languages that joined makers together, whether they produced objects for profit or pleasure.
'A tour de force, an engrossing fusion of scholarly research, professional experience and revelations from intrepid firsthand reporting' -- New York Times USER FRIENDLY is a must-read for anyone who loves well-designed products-and for the innovators aspiring to make them. It seems like magic when some new gadget seems to know what we want before we know ourselves. But why does some design feel intrinsically good, and why do some designs last forever, while others disappear? User Friendly guides readers through the hidden rules governing how design shapes our behaviour, told through fascinating stories such as what the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island reveals about the logic of the smartphone; how the pressures of the Great Depression and World War II created our faith in social progress through better product design; and how a failed vision for Disney World yielded a new paradigm for designed experience.
Jamy Yang, an award-winning designer with major partnerships to his credit, began his career in the industrial design department of the German manufacturer Siemans. Returning to China permanently in 2004, he founded his own company, Yang Design, which is now considered the most influential product strategy and design consultancy in China. This book explores Yang's creative ideology in 15 thematic chapters, beginning with 'minimalism' and ending with 'kindness'. It expands on his theories about the purpose of design, the dislocations that exist today in Chinese culture and aesthetics, as well as the differences between Chinese and Western design.
Bentu is an award-winning, cutting-edge Chinese design company founded in 2011. It is known for innovative and engaged product and lighting design and manufacturing, with an emphasis on day-to-day functionality and attention to raw materials. The design teams have experimented extensively with the detritus of industry, including concrete, ceramic, metal and plastic pipes, and terrazzo. In this beautifully photographed book, the evolution of a product is shown, more than told. A stunning series of photos of raw materials and work sites follows the process from beginning to end, creating a visual storyline of environmental impact, innovative design, sustainability, reusability, local sourcing, and usage.
This first volume of Through Objects showcases a selection of 24 design objects ranging from furniture and lighting to textiles and home accessories. Each of the stories reveals captivating items from pioneering designers and creators, such as Nienke Hoogvliet, Kaja Solgaard Dahl, Studio David Pompa and GT2P. By highlighting the potential and beauty of natural materials, this book proposes a look at the future of design from a respectful and harmonious human/nature perspective. Through Objects dedicates most of its content exploring the notion of design as a narrative, and like narratives, objects offer different interpretations to users, according to their own references. By supporting various forms of interpretation, more personal and relevant ways of thinking about these objects arise. To enhance a growing creative involvement, Through Objects has been sharing an inspiring collection of stories and interviews from several designers around the world. Rita Trindade, founder of Through Objects.
Forming the basis for packaging design, packaging structure is an indispensable factor in the process. Its quality directly affects the efficacy of the product. This book presents the beauty and intricacy of packaging structure. It organises creative packaging works according to the package's shape and material. Commonly used structures and a detailed introduction of the geometric elements (points, lines and plane) further enhance each project.