Design

This volume on product design presents carefully selected products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The authors focus on specific product categories that include grown materials, surface fortification, advanced composites, additive manufacturing media, recycled materials...

Adobe Illustrator is the indispensable vector drawing tool used by digital artists around the world. As a key component of Adobe Creative Suite 6 and the Creative Cloud (CC), Illustrator provides artists with powerful drawing and painting tools, unparalleled typographic controls, and much more. T...

This publication was issued by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in cooperation with the Argo publishing house to accompany the exhibition held at the Prague Castle, June - September, 2003. The versatile talent of Ladislav Sutnar (1897 -1976) made him part of a whole group of modern Europea...

Provides solutions to questions of light, space, color, materials, access, and stowage in boats from small cruisers to megayachts, both power and sail.

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The dot.com crash of 2000 was a wake-up call, and told us that the Web has far to go before achieving the acceptance predicted for it in '95. A large part of what is missing is quality; a primary component of the missing quality is usability. The Web is not nearly as easy to use as it needs to be...

We live in an age of sticky problems, whether it’s climate change or the decline of the welfare state. With conventional solutions failing, a new culture of decision-making is called for. Strategic design is about applying the principles of traditional design to "big picture" systemic challenges ...

Indie artists, designers and illustrators are doing it for themselves! Tough times often lead to greater creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Where once designers might have produced a set of postcards to promote themselves or simply for fun, demand for individual design has led to an ex...

Ronda Carman, founder of the popular lifestyle blog "All the Best," takes readers on a guided tour through the houses of renowned designers, who share their thoughts on gracious living and how they bring their professional philosophies home. Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Livi...

Developed over hundreds of years, the French look reflects all tastes, from the cultivated grandeur of the chateau to the simplicity of rural living, and can be adapted to every home. Creating the French Look is divided into four styles: ‘Chateau’, ‘Country’, ‘Provençal’ and ‘Parisian’, and each ...

Type Only celebrates a current trend in typography: type unsupported by illustration or photography.

In other words, typography and letterforms on their own – solus.

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A consistent vision pervades the design endeavors of Philippe Apeloig. Over time, he as crafted a visual language strongly connected to rhythm, structure, pattern, space, and choreography, a language that invites us to wander through a thicket of letters, lines, and shapes that coalesce into some...

A photographic essay of the personal ephemera of Paul Rand. 76 photos.

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The long awaited follow-up to our all-time bestseller Thinking with Type is here. Type on Screen is the definitive guide to using classic typographic concepts of form and structure to make dynamic compositions for screen-based applications.

Covering a broad range of technologies—from elect...

In this home-design reference book for the '90s, the five main sections show the reader how to develop a personal sense of style and to carry it through to reality, whether in major structural changes or smaller design touches. There is additional advice on the best decorating and furnishing opti...

Dunne and Raby investigate the real physical and cultural effects of the digital domain, demonstrating that mobile phones, computers and other electronic objects such as televisions profoundly influence people's experience of their environment. Their ideas have important implications for architec...

User Interface Inspection Methods succinctly covers five inspection methods: heuristic evaluation, perspective-based user interface inspection, cognitive walkthrough, pluralistic walkthrough, and formal usability inspections. Heuristic evaluation is perhaps the best-known inspection method, requi...

For Aandra Branca, living means living comfortably. Growing up in Rome, Branca was always surrounded by exquisite art and architecture. She learned early on that beauty is meant to intermingle with everyday life, and to this day her interior designs, while abiding by classical principles, comfort...

HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World is ideal for any web designer or developer who wants to start using the latest generation of web technologies in their everyday work. This book will teach you how to understand the new semantic markup available in HTML5 use CSS3 to make sites beautiful without sa...

In-depth discussions with designers and thinkers like Paola Antonelli, Alejandro Aravena, Chris Bangle, Michael Bierut, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Neville Brody, Tim Brown, Amanda Burden, David Carson, Matthew Carter, Candy Chang, Yung Ho Chang, Noah Chasin, James Corner, Wim Crouwel, Ellen Dunh...

As a usability specialist or interaction designer working with the government, or as a government or contractor professional involved in specifying, procuring, or managing system development, you need this book. Editors Elizabeth Buie and Dianne Murray have brought together over 30 experts to out...