A Guide to Methods and Practice

Author: Gjoko Muratovski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473947723

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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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.
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A Designer's Manual to Strategic Communication and Presentation

Author: Steven Heller

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610586492

Category: Design

Page: 176

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For designers, writing and research skills are more necessary than ever before, from the basic business compositions to critical writing. In this competitive climate, designers are routinely called upon to make words about the images and designs they create for clients. Writing about design is not just "trade" writing, but should be accessible to everyone with an interest in design. This book is a complete, introductory guide to various forms of research and writing in design—and how they explain visuals and can be visualized. These pages address communication on various levels and to all audiences: - Designers to Designers - Designers to Clients - Designers to the Design-literate - Designers to the Design-agnostic Being able to express the issues and concerns of the design practice demands facts, data, and research. With Writing and Research for Graphic Designers, you’ll learn how to turn information into a valuable asset— one of the key talents of the design researcher.
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eine Einführung in die wissenschaftliche Methodologie des Graphik-Design

Author: Ian Noble,Russell Bestley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783830713081

Category:

Page: 192

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Author: Galen Cranz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317309529

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

View: 4861

Ethnography for Designers teaches architects and designers how to listen actively to the knowledge people have about their own culture. This approach gives structure to values and qualities. It does this by noting the terms and underlying structure of thought people use to describe aspects of their culture. By responding to underlying cognitive patterns, the architect can both respond to the user and interpret creatively. Thus, ethno-semantic methods can help designers to enhance their professional responsibility to users and, at the same time, to feel fulfilled creatively. This book is a practical guide for those teaching social factors and social research methods to designers and for those using these methods in practice.
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Design Thinking fürs Leben

Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713634

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8910

Design Thinking hilft, kreative Lösungen für komplexe Probleme zu finden. Die Autoren übertragen dieses Prinzip auf das Leben und die Berufswahl. Denke wie ein Designer: Stelle Fragen, suche Verbündete, mache Fehler, baue Prototypen, denke interdisziplinär – und werde zum Designer deines eigenen Lebens! Diese Ideen präsentieren die beiden Professoren seit sieben Jahren an der Stanford University,was zu chronisch überbuchten Kursen führt.
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Author: David Airey

Publisher: Pearson Deutschland GmbH

ISBN: 9783827329882

Category: Electronic books

Page: 204

View: 8926

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Das praktische Arbeitsbuch zum Erlernen von Sketching und zahlreicher Skizziermethoden

Author: Bill Buxton,Saul Greenberg,Sheelagh Carpendale,Nicolai Marquardt

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958457606

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 3413

Ideen und User Experiences visuell erfassen und festhalten Ausführlich beschriebene Methoden und Übungen, auch für ungeübte Zeichner Sehr praxisorientiert, mit illustrierten Beispielen und ausführlichen Schritten zu jeder Methode In diesem praktischen Arbeitsbuch finden Sie alle Skizziermethoden für das perfekte Design! Skizzieren ist ein Mittel, um neue Ideen zu finden sowie schnell vorhandene Ideen zu erfassen und festzuhalten. Das kann eine Herausforderung sein, wenn Sie weder künstlerisch begabt noch in einem herkömmlichen Designbereich ausgebildet sind. Die Autoren machen Sie nicht zum Künstler, sondern zeigen Ihnen einfache Methoden, um Skizzen mit dem Fokus auf User Experiences zu erstellen. Zunächst erfahren Sie, wie Sie mit verschiedenen Übungen und Methoden Einzelbilder erstellen und welche Basiselemente eine Skizze enthalten sollte. So können Sie auf anschauliche Weise Ideen entwickeln, verfeinern und auswählen. Wenn ein Designer User Experiences skizziert, müssen seine Zeichnungen aber auch die Aktionen, Interaktionen und Änderungen der Benutzererlebnisse umfassen, die sich mit der Zeit ergeben. Die Autoren zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie Storyboards als Serie von Einzelbildern erstellen, die visuell erzählen, was in jeder Szene geschieht. Um die User Experience zu animieren, lernen Sie außerdem, wie Sie Storyboards in einen interaktiven Film verwandeln. Auch das Feedback anderer kann Ihre Arbeit wesentlich verbessern, wenn Sie Ihre Ideen mit anderen besprechen, austauschen und bewerten lassen. So erfahren Sie, wie Sie z.B. Skizzenwände vorbereiten und strukturieren, um anderen Ihre Ideen zu präsentieren. In Sketching User Experiences erlernen Sie anhand von Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen und Übungen verschiedene Skizziermethoden, mit denen Sie Ihre Designideen für User Experiences unter Berücksichtigung des Zeitaspekts ausdrücken können. Gemeinsam bilden diese Methoden Ihr Skizzierrepertoire: Sie erhalten einen Werkzeugkasten, aus dem Sie die beste Methode für Ihre Ideen auswählen können.
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Author: Christine M. Piotrowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118015643

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 1873

The essential guide to decision making and problem solving for the interior designer The interior design profession requires effective problem solving and critical thinking, as they impact all phases of the design project and most work activities of the interior designer. Whether you are a student or professional designer, much of what you do involves these skills. Although most of us do not even think about what we do in terms of these activities, they are a constant part of design. They are also skills that must be performed successfully outside a professional career. Improving these skills makes you a more sought-after employee and designer, effective business owner, and fulfilled individual. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking for Designers will put the reader on the correct path to a solutions-oriented practice. Using her trademark accessible and conversational approach, Christine Piotrowski guides readers through the process of how the working designer solves problems and makes decisions. Some of the topics she discusses are: Design process Communication Asking questions Problem definition and analysis Decision-making process Negotiation Working with others Ethical decision making This book also features real-life scenarios and design problems that guide the reader toward making correct decisions in real-life situations.
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Proceedings of ICoRD 2017

Author: Amaresh Chakrabarti,Debkumar Chakrabarti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811035210

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1063

View: 3502

This book showcases cutting-edge research papers from the 6th International Conference on Research into Design (ICoRD 2017) – the largest in India in this area – written by eminent researchers from across the world on design process, technologies, methods and tools, and their impact on innovation, for supporting design for communities. While design traditionally focused on the development of products for the individual, the emerging consensus on working towards a more sustainable world demands greater attention to designing for and with communities, so as to promote their sustenance and harmony - within each community and across communities. The special features of the book are the insights into the product and system innovation process, and the host of methods and tools from all major areas of design research for the enhancement of the innovation process. The main benefit of the book for researchers in various areas of design and innovation are access to the latest quality research in this area, with the largest collection of research from India. For practitioners and educators, it is exposure to an empirically validated suite of theories, models, methods and tools that can be taught and practiced for design-led innovation. The contents of this volume will be of use to researchers and professionals working in the areas on industrial design, manufacturing, consumer goods, and industrial management.
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Author: Melanie Ciussi,Erik Gebers Freitas

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 1906638918

Category: Education

Page: 188

View: 5792

"There are two important facts which need to be remembered about e-Learning. The first is that there has seldom been a subject more fashionable and the second is that there has seldom been a subject which is more open to misunderstanding. It is obvious to nearly everyone that education throughout the world is under pressure to change. Education is expensive, or even education is extremely expensive. As the world transforms from highly individualist economies into economies that want to be regarded as global players so the demand for education soars. As the demand grows so does the cost of delivery. Now we talk about mass education which scares some of the older members of the education establishment.There are few people today who would oppose the view that e-learning has to become an integral part of the education of the future. And indeed, when e-Learning is correctly employed it can be highly effective and cost efficient." --Back cover.
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Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers

Author: Judy A. Juracek

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393730074

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 3539

Each section offers general views of the material, a gallery of commonly used or manufactured samples, and hundreds of specimens showing types and finishes in architectural settings. Captions provide information about the physical properties, dimensions, construction techniques, specific varieties of the material, and types and styles of treatments. Interviews with eight design professionals provide practical advice on how they approach visual research, and a comprehensive glossary of visual and technical terms offers a vocabulary for professional communication. --from publisher description.
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Advanced Techniques for Signal Reception

Author: Xiaodong Wang,H. Vincent Poor

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780130214355

Category: Computers

Page: 682

View: 9288

Comprehensive coverage of a number of key contributions to advanced signal processing for wireless communications is offered here in a unified framework. The book focuses on explicit algorithms for performing advanced processing tasks arising in receiver design for emerging wireless systems.
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Web & Mobile Usability: Das intuitive Web

Author: Steve Krug

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958457665

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 5418

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Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 5456

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.
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Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products

Author: Brad Nunnally,David Farkas

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491951249

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 1281

One key responsibility of product designers and UX practitioners is to conduct formal and informal research to clarify design decisions and business needs. But there’s often mystery around product research, with the feeling that you need to be a research Zen master to gather anything useful. Fact is, anyone can conduct product research. With this quick reference guide, you’ll learn a common language and set of tools to help you carry out research in an informed and productive manner. This book contains four sections, including a brief introduction to UX research, planning and preparation, facilitating research, and analysis and reporting. Each chapter includes a short exercise so you can quickly apply what you’ve learned. Learn what it takes to ask good research questions Know when to use quantitative and qualitative research methods Explore the logistics and details of coordinating a research session Use softer skills to make research seem natural to participants Learn tools and approaches to uncover meaning in your raw data Communicate your findings with a framework and structure
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