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Author: Bella Martin
Genre: Design
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592537563
Book Pages: 207
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

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 research methods are complicated, expensive, and time-consuming ; creates a shared meaning for cross-disciplinary design teams ; illustrates methods with compelling visualizations and case studies ; characterizes each method at a glance ; indicates when methods are best employed to help prioritize appropriate design research strategies. Universal Methods of Design distills each method down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help design teams select and implement the most credible research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects.


Author: Bruce Hanington
Genre: Design
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631597480
Book Pages: 264
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This expanded and revised version of the best-selling Universal Methods of Design is a comprehensive reference that provides a thorough and critical presentation of 125 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human-centered design. The text and accompanying photos and graphics of this classic resource are delivered in a concise and accessible format perfect for designers, educators, and students. Information can be easily referenced and utilized by cross-disciplinary teams in nearly any design project. This new, expanded edition includes updated information on scenarios, secondary research, territory maps, and other chapters. The addition of 25 new chapters brings fresh relevance to the text with innovative design methods that have emerged since the first edition, such as backcasting, behavioral design, horizon scanning, and transition design. Universal Methods of Designdistills each method down to its essence, in a format that helps design teams select and implement the most credible research methods suited to their design culture.


Author: Bruce Hanington
Genre: Design
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 9781631595349
Book Pages: 208
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The ultimate handbook for designers, students, even educators, The Pocket Universal Methods of Design is armed with 100 principles of design knowledge to keep your team sharp. This handy, pocket-version of the Universal Methods of Design provides the same thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design. And now it’s delivered in a concise, accessible format that fits in any bag or purse! Each method of research is distilled down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help design teams select and implement the most credible research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects. This valuable guide: Dismantles the myth that user research methods are complicated, expensive, and time-consuming Creates a shared meaning for cross-disciplinary design teams Illustrates methods with compelling visualizations and case studies Characterizes each method at a glance Don't wait to get your team on the same page and designing in a completely new, more effective way!


Author: William Lidwell
Genre: Design
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592535873
Book Pages: 272
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

A cross-disciplinary reference of design. Pairs common design concepts with examples that illustrate them in practice.


Author: William Lidwell
Genre: Design
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781631590405
Book Pages: 320
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This pocket edition of the bestselling design reference book contains 150 essential principles.


Author: Bruce Hanington
Genre: Design
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 0760372144
Book Pages: 272
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

This handy, portable version of the authoritative Universal Methods of Design provides the same thorough and critical presentation, updated and expanded to include 125 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human-centered design. Each method of research is distilled down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help individual practitioners as well as design teams select and implement the research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects. This valuable guide: Dismantles the myth that user research methods are complicated, expensive, and time-consuming Creates a shared meaning for cross-disciplinary design teams Illustrates methods with compelling visualizations and case studies Characterizes each method at a glance With the concise, accessible format of The Pocket Universal Methods of Design, you and your team will be designing in a completely new, more effective way. The titles in Rockport's Universal series offer comprehensive and authoritative information and edifying and inspiring visual examples on multidisciplinary subjects for designers, architects, engineers, students, and anyone who is interested in expanding and enriching their design knowledge.


Author: Vijay Kumar
Genre: Design
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118330241
Book Pages: 336
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.


Author: Poppy Evans
Genre: Design
Publisher: Rockport Pub
ISBN: 9781592538515
Book Pages: 320
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer's computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic designer.


Author: Gjoko Muratovski
Genre: Reference
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473947733
Book Pages: 280
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. 'Today, designers design services, processes and organizations; craft skills no longer suffice. We need to discover, define and solve problems based upon evidence. We need to demonstrate the validity of our claims. We need a guide to design research that can educate students and be a reference for professionals. And here it is: a masterful book for 21st century designers.' - Don Norman, Professor and Director of Design Lab, University of California San Diego, and former Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Apple 'Muratovski provides a structured approach to introducing students and researchers to design research and takes the reader through the research process from defining the research problem to the literature review on to data collection and analysis. With such practical and useful chapters, this book should prove to be essential reading in design schools across the world.' - Tracy Bhamra, Professor of Sustainable Design and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise, Loughborough University Design is everywhere: it influences how we live, what we wear, how we communicate, what we buy, and how we behave. In order for designers to design for the real world, defining strategies rather than just implementing them, they need to learn how to understand and solve complex, intricate and often unexpected problems. This book is a guide to this new creative process. With this book in hand, students of design will: understand and apply the vocabulary and strategies of research methods learn how to adapt themselves to unfamiliar situations develop techniques for collaborating with non-designers find and use facts from diverse sources in order to prove or disprove their ideas make informed decisions in a systematic and insightful way use research tools to find new and unexpected design solutions. Research for Designers is an essential toolkit for a design education and a must-have for every design student who is getting ready to tackle their own research.


Author: David Sherwin
Genre: Design
Publisher: HOW Books
ISBN: 9781600617973
Book Pages: 256
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you. Within these pages, you'll find 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. Exercises range from creating a typeface in an hour to designing a paper robot in an afternoon to designing web pages and other interactive experiences. Each exercise includes compelling visual solutions from other designers and background stories to help you increase your capacity to innovate. Creative Workshop also includes useful brainstorming techniques and wisdom from some of today's top designers. By road-testing these techniques as you attempt each challenge, you'll find new and more effective ways to solve tough design problems and bring your solutions to vibrant life.