The influence of traditional motifs in Chinas visual identity continues to be a source of inspiration for todays designers who incorporate updated versions into their finished designs to reflect cultural continuity and an awareness of the past. Chinese Motifs in Contemporary Design collects numerous examples of these ancient decorative elements and combines them with modern examples of their use in branding, packaging, promotion, fashion and more. From face makeup for the Chinese Opera to paper cutting, New Year paintings and auspicious patterns, or animal and plant motifs, the variety is staggering with over 700 individual graphics. Includes interviews with a select few designers and design studios.
Synesthetic design strives to develop products that systematically incorporate all five senses. In future, the current wealth of medical technical insights in psychology, physiology, motor functions, and neurology and the development of innovative materials with astonishing new properties will open up almost unlimited opportunities for the designer?s creativity. Haverkamp brings together for the first time precisely those aspects of this fundamental knowledge that are specifically relevant for designers. The result is a book that offers designers of all schools a clear and well-organized practical handbook and a solid foundation for their own designs. Synästhetisches Design bemüht sich um eine Produktentwicklung, die alle Sinne systematisch mit einbezieht. Die Fülle aktueller medizintechnischer Erkenntnisse in psychologischer, physiologischer, motorischer und neuronaler Hinsicht sowie die Entwicklung innovativer Materialien mit erstaunlichen neuen Eigenschaften eröffnen zukünftig der Designer-Kreativität fast unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten. Haverkamp hat seine Darstellung so aufgebaut, dass sie das Wesentliche dieses Grundlagenwissens aus den verschiedensten Bereichen erstmals speziell für Designer zusammenfasst. Designer aller Richtungen erhalten so ein übersichtliches Praxis-Handbuch, die solide Basis für ihr eigenes Gestalten.
Sketching has long been a best practice for designers. Through sketches, designers follow a generative process of developing, honing, and choosing ideas. Designers also use sketches to discuss, exchange, and critique ideas with others. When designers sketch user experiences, their drawings also need to incorporate the actions, interactions, and changes of these experiences that unfold over time. This can be challenging if you are a non-artist, or have not been trained within a conventional design discipline that specifically practices the time element that is so critical to interactive interfaces. In Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook, you will learn, through step-by-step instructions and exercises, various sketching methods that will let you express your design ideas about user experiences across time. Collectively, these methods will be your sketching repertoire: a toolkit where you can choose the method most appropriate for developing your ideas, which will help you cultivate a culture of experience-based design and critique in your workplace.
Designers often look to earlier decades or generations for inspiration, borrowing motifs and palettes that are recognizable through their ability to elicit nostalgia. From the ever-popular 50s and 60s to the growing interest in the early years of the 20th century, this rejuvenated aesthetic can influence everything from fashion and hair (or beard styles) to housewares and furniture. New Retro focuses specifically on graphic designers that evoke bygone eras with their creative work. The first section showcases logo design and examines the ways in which designers are able to incorporate vintage typefaces and imagery to create new and innovative brand identities and logotypes. The second section presents highly skillful graphic output ¿ from poster and print design to fashion, product, packaging design and more ¿ that nods back while leaning forward.
Renowned Italian architect and interior designer Michele Bönan likens each of his ventures to a film script, composed of dynamic narrative, wit, and irony. An aspiring architect from the age of five, Bönan attended Florence´s Accademia di Belle Arti, which he credits with compelling his freedom of expression. Bönan´s first great success came at twenty, when a magazine published his work for the home of famous tennis player friend Adriano Panatta and other high-profile clients immediately took notice. Whether for private clients or public buildings, Bönan´s designs--ranging among hotels, restaurants, estates, and even yachts--each possess a distinctive virtuosic excellence. His aesthetic incorporates modern elements and luxuries; but historical architecture, particularly that of his native Florence, always informs his style choices. ´´Truth before all things´´ is the inspiration behind all Michele Bönan´s work, a mantra he manifests by carefully arranging the desires of his clients into their ideal environment, ´´translated with pure Italian flair.´´ Notable projects highlighted in this beautifully illustrated edition include the J. K. Place Hotels in Capri, Rome, and Florence; the Hôtel Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris; Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence; Jagdgut Wachtelhof Hotel in Austria; and many more.
This is a collection of maps that tread off the beaten path of mapmaking and redefine exactly what a map can do. Some incorporate strategies from infographics, such as one that uses abstract depictions of public transportation lines to display riders travel patterns, while others use traditional strategies to explore contemporary subjects such as maps of countries in video games, gentrification in Brooklyn, or the geology of Great Britain. With hundreds of innovative maps from cartographers around the world, in which innovation, observation, and artistic vision are linked as one.
Collects Juan Ortiz´ unique retro-style artwork for each of the 80 episodes from ´´Star Trek: The Original Series´´. ´Captures all of the boldness of the original show´ ´´io9.com´´ A Disney and Warner Bros. illustrator, comic-book publisher and avid Star Trek fan presents an ambitious collection of original artwork that imagines a movie poster for each of the original series´ 80 episodes and incorporates retro-style, era-specific elements reminiscent of period coms, pulp novel covers and advertisements.
As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it´s not just how you feel, it´s how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment. Enough has been written on how to think happy. Happiness by Design is about how to behave happy and how to incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives.
Learn to create seamless designs backed by a responsible understanding of the human mind. This book examines how human behavior can be used to integrate your product design into lifestyle, rather than interrupt it, and make decisions for the good of those that are using your product. Mindful Design introduces the areas of brain science that matter to designers, and passionately explains how those areas affect each human´s day-to-day experiences with products and interfaces. You will learn about the neurological aspects and limitations of human vision and perception; about our attachment to harmony and dissonance, such as visual harmony, musical harmony; and about our brain´s propensity towards pattern recognition and how we perceive the world cognitively. In the second half of the book you will focus on the practical application of what you have learned, specific to interaction and interface design. Real-world examples are used throughout so that you can really see how design is impacting our everyday digital experience. Design is a responsibility, but not enough designers understand the human mind or the process of thought. This book explores the key factors involved and shows you how to make the right design choices. What You´ll Learn Review how attention and distraction work and the cost of attentional switching Use Gestalt principles to communicate visual grouping Ensure your underlying models make sense to your audience Use time, progression, and transition to create a composition Carefully examine controlling behavior through reductionist and behaviorist motivation concepts Apply the theoretical knowledge to practical, mindful application design Who This Book Is For The primary audience for this book is professional designers who wish to learn more about the human mind and how to apply that to their work. The book is also useful for design-focussed product owners and startup founders who wish to apply ethical thinking to a team, or when bootstrapping their products. The secondary audience is design students who are either studying a ´traditional´ visual design course, or a UX/interaction design course who have a desire to learn how they might be able to apply mindful design to their early careers. Finally, a tertiary audience for this book would be tutors involved in teaching design, or peripheral, courses who may wish to incorporate its teachings into their lectures, workshops or seminars.
VHDL, the IEEE standard hardware description language for describing digital electronic systems, has recently been revised. The Designer´s Guide to VHDL has become a standard in the industry for learning the features of VHDL and using it to verify hardware designs. This third edition is the first comprehensive book on the market to address the new features of VHDL-2008. First comprehensive book on VHDL to incorporate all new features of VHDL-2008, the latest release of the VHDL standard Helps readers get up to speed quickly with new features of the new standard Presents a structured guide to the modeling facilities offered by VHDL Shows how VHDL functions to help design digital systems Includes extensive case studies and source code used to develop testbenches and case study examples Helps readers gain maximum facility with VHDL for design of digital systems