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  • Die semantische Wendeby Klaus Krippendorff

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 69.00

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  • Digitale Welt und Gestaltungby Tomás Maldonado

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    An den Design- und Kunst-Hochschulen im deutschen Sprachraum wird das Designstudium zur wissenschaftlichen Disziplin. Der wohl einflussreichste Akteur in diesem Umfeld ist Tomás Maldonado. Dieser Band enthält eine Auswahl seiner wichtigsten Essays zu Problemen von Umwelt und Gestaltung, moderner Zivilisation, Technologie und Kultur. more...

  • Design Disastersby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The thrill of victory…the agony of defeat.  We're not talking about just any failure. Design failure. So public. So humiliating. How do designers who are really, really good (we swear!) turn a disaster into a triumph? Read this book and find out, as dozens of top names reveal the heartbreaking—and sometimes hilarious—mistakes they have made and talk... more...

  • Designers Don't Readby Austin Howe; Fredrik Averin

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Austin Howe is a creative director, writer, advocate, and cheerleader for design-but not a designer. He believes ?in the wonder and exuberance of someone who gets paid-by clients to do what he loves.? Howe places immense value on curiosity and passion to help designers develop a point of view, a strong voice. He explores the creative process and... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Design Researchby Paul Rodgers; Joyce Yee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research... more...

  • Design Historyby Dr Hazel Conway; Hazel Conway

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and shows some of the ways in which it can be studied and some of its delights and difficulties. No background knowledge of design history, art or architecture is assumed. more...

  • Reading Imagesby Gunther Kress; Theo Van Leeuwen

    Routledge 2005; US$ 48.95

    A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings to textbook illustrations, photo-journalism to fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture to examine how images convey meaning. more...

  • The Semantic Turnby Klaus Krippendorff

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 115.95

    History and Aim Brief History of Product Semantics Trajectory of Artificiality The Changing Environment of Design Redesigning Design (Discourse) Basic concepts of human-centered design Predecessors The Axiomaticity of Meaning Sense, Meaning, and Context Stakeholders in Design Second-Order Understanding Ethics in a Design... more...

  • What Designers Knowby Bryan Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the forms of knowledge used by designers. The book explores whether design knowledge is special, and attempts to get to the root of where design knowledge comes from. Crucially, it focuses on how designers use drawings in communicating their ideas and how... more...

  • How Designers Thinkby Bryan Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients and collaborators. This extended work is the culmination of forty years' research and shows the belief that we all can, and do, design, and that we can learn to design better. The creative mind continues to have the power... more...