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How Designers Think
Taylor and Francis (2006)

How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews...

Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design

Reading Images (2nd ed.)

The Grammar of Visual Design

Routledge (2005)

A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings...

What Designers Know
Taylor and Francis (2012)

Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the...

Design: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2005)

This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily...

Design History: A Students' Handbook

Design History

A Students' Handbook

Taylor and Francis (1987)

Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and...

Design: The Key Concepts
Taylor and Francis (2007)

This is the essential student’s guide to Design – its practice, its theory and its history....

Global Design History
Taylor and Francis (2011)

Globalism is often discussed using abstract terms, such as ‘networks’ or ‘flows’ and usually in...

Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice

Design and Ethics

Reflections on Practice

Emma Felton, Oksana Zelenko and 1 more...
Taylor and Francis (2012)

The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is...

Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives

Integral Sustainable Design

Transformative Perspectives

Taylor and Francis (2012)

This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and...

Designing To Avoid Disaster: The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Designing To Avoid Disaster

The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Taylor and Francis (2012)

Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil...