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  • Designers Visionaries and Other Storiesby Jonathan Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative... more...

  • Embracing Complexity in Designby Katerina Alexiou; Jeffrey Johnson; Theodore Zamenopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    Outlining state-of-the-art developments in the area of complexity and design, this book collates them into a unique and authoritative resource for both the design and complex systems communities. The book is based on research which focuses on a variety of different themes and domains, including architecture, engineering, environmental design, art,... more...

  • Better Make It Real: Creating Authenticity in an Increasingly Fake Worldby Jill Morin

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    For the first time in recent history, trust is as important to corporate reputation as quality of products and services, according to the 2010 Edelman Trust Barometer. Still, nearly 70 percent of people say that organizations will revert to "business as usual" once the economy recovers. Moreover, U.S. job satisfaction is at a 22-year-low, according... more...

  • Overlooking the Visualby Kathryn Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    Making tangible connections between theory and practice, ideas and form, this book encourages debate about the artistic, conceptual, and cultural significance of the way things look. What are the metaphysical concepts at the heart of design education, theory, and philosophy? Why do we assume that design is impossible to teach? This book challenges... more...

  • Design for Emotionby Trevor van Gorp; Edie Adams

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 34.95

    Design for Emotion introduces you to the why, what, when, where and how of designing for emotion. Improve user connection, satisfaction and loyalty by incorporating emotion and personality into your design process. The conscious and unconscious origins of emotions are explained, while real-world examples show how the design you create affects the... more...

  • Integral Sustainable Designby Mark DeKay

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 64.95

    This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and for communicating sustainable design ideas to today's diverse stakeholders. It uses Integral Theory to make sense of the many competing ideas in this area and offers a powerful conceptual framework for sustainable designers through the four main perspectives... more...

  • Design and Anthropologyby Dr Jared Donovan; Dr Wendy Gunn; Professor Tim Ingold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Design and Anthropology challenges conventional thinking regarding the nature of design and creativity, in a way that acknowledges the improvisatory skills and perceptual acuity of people. Combining theoretical investigations and documentation of practice based experiments, it addresses methodological questions concerning the re-conceptualisation... more...

  • Citizen Designerby Steven Heller; Veronique Vienne

    Allworth Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    What does it mean to be a designer in today?s corporate-driven, overbranded global consumer culture? Citizen Designer attempts to answer this question with more than 70 debate-stirring essays and interviews espousing viewpoints ranging from the cultural and the political to the professional and the social. Edited by two prominent advocates of socially... more...

  • Design Disastersby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The thrill of victorythe 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 heartbreakingand sometimes hilariousmistakes they have made and talk... more...

  • Einführung in das Methodische Konstruierenby Paul Naefe

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.95

    Dieses Lehrbuch orientiert sich an den VDI-Richtlinien 2221 und 2222. Ausgehend von der Beschreibung der betrieblichen Einordnung der Konstruktion wird anschaulich dargestellt, wie auf der Basis der Systemtechnik die Tätigkeit des Konstruierens mit methodischer Unterstützung effizient, zielsicher und mit optimalem Ergebnis erfolgen kann. Die Beschreibung... more...