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Convivial Toolbox

Convivial Toolbox Author Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders
ISBN-10 9063692846
Release 2012
Pages 310
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The generative design research approach brings people served by design directly into the design process. First book on groundbreaking topic.



Design for Services

Design for Services Author Dr Anna Meroni
ISBN-10 9781409459163
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 298
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In Design for Services, Anna Meroni and Daniela Sangiorgi articulate what Design is doing and can do for services, and how this connects to existing fields of knowledge and practice. Designers previously saw their task as the conceptualisation, development and production of tangible objects. In the twenty-first century, a designer rarely 'designs something' but rather 'designs for something': in the case of this publication, for change, better experiences and better services. The authors reflect on this recent transformation in the practice, role and skills of designers, by organising their book into three main sections. The first section links Design for Services to existing models and studies on services and service innovation. Section two presents multiple service design projects to illustrate and clarify the issues, practices and theories that characterise the discipline today; using these case studies the authors propose a conceptual framework that maps and describes the role of designers in the service economy. The final section projects the discipline into the emerging paradigms of a new economy to initiate a reflection on its future development.



Rotman on Design

Rotman on Design Author Paola Antonelli
ISBN-10 9781442616202
Release 2013
Pages 264
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This collection features Rotman magazine's best articles on design thinking and business design. Insights are drawn from the people on the frontlines of bringing design into modern organizations, as well as from the leading academics who are teaching design thinking to a new generation of global leaders.



101 Design Methods

101 Design Methods Author Vijay Kumar
ISBN-10 9781118330241
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 336
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The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.



Presumptive Design

Presumptive Design Author Leo Frishberg
ISBN-10 9780128030875
Release 2015-09-10
Pages 448
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Everything you know about the future is wrong. Presumptive Design: Design Provocations for Innovation is for people “inventing the future: future products, services, companies, strategies and policies. It introduces a design-research method that shortens time to insights from months to days. Presumptive Design is a fundamentally agile approach to identifying your audiences’ key needs. Offering rapidly crafted artifacts, your teams collaborate with your customers to identify preferred and profitable elements of your desired outcome. Presumptive Design focuses on your users’ problem space, informing your business strategy, your project’s early stage definition, and your innovation pipeline. Comprising discussions of design theory with case studies and how-to’s, the book offers business leadership, management and innovators the benefits of design thinking and user experience in the context of early stage problem definition. Presumptive Design is an advanced technique and quick to use: within days of reading this book, your research and design teams can apply the approach to capture a risk-reduced view of your future. Provides actionable approaches to inform strategy and problem definition through design thinking Offers a design-based research method to complement existing market, ethnographic and customer research methods Demonstrates a powerful technique for identifying disruptive innovation early in the innovation pipeline by putting customers first Presents each concept with case studies and exploration of risk factors involved including warnings for situations in which the technique can be misapplied



Design and Anthropology

Design and Anthropology Author Wendy Gunn
ISBN-10 9781317152613
Release 2016-04-08
Pages 284
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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 of the relation between design and use from both theoretical and practice-based positions. Concerned with what it means to draw 'users' into processes of designing and producing this book emphasises the creativity of design and the emergence of objects in social situations and collaborative endeavours. Organised around the themes of perception and the user-producer, skilled practices of designing and using, and the relation between people and things, the book contains the latest work of researchers from academia and industry, to enhance our understanding of ethnographic practice and develop a research agenda for the emergent field of design anthropology. Drawing together work from anthropologists, philosophers, designers, engineers, scholars of innovation and theatre practitioners, Design and Anthropology will appeal to anthropologists and to those working in the fields of design and innovation, and the philosophy of technology and engineering.



The Pocket Universal Methods of Design

The Pocket Universal Methods of Design Author Bruce Hanington
ISBN-10 9781631595349
Release 2017-11-21
Pages 208
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This handy, pocket-version of the Universal Methods of Design provides the same thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design. And now it’s delivered in a concise, accessible format that fits in any bag or purse! Each method of research is distilled down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help design teams select and implement the most credible research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects.



The HTML Pocket Guide

The HTML Pocket Guide Author Bruce Hyslop
ISBN-10 9780321703514
Release 2010-05-27
Pages 312
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This handy low-priced book is packed with HTML/XHTML definitions and tips, including those for HTML5 elements in depth. Snappy writing and illustrative code samples walk readers through HTML uses and element definitions. Handy pocket size provides a convenient reference for HTML coders. A true companion to standards-compliant design. The HTML Pocket Guide is for both beginning users, who want an introduction to HTML, and more advanced users, who are looking for a convenient reference. While HTML5 is still under development, browser manufacturers are already supporting many of its features in Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and the upcoming Internet Explorer 9. So, now is the time to start learning about it. The HTML Pocket Guide is a valuable companion to creating standards-compliant markup that will help Web designers and developers quickly define content and meaning. Accessible, convenient, and inexpensive, this pocket guide is exactly what web designers and developers need.



Conceptual Design for Interactive Systems

Conceptual Design for Interactive Systems Author Avi Parush
ISBN-10 9780124199835
Release 2015-03-11
Pages 164
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Conceptual Design for Interactive Systems: Designing for Performance and User Experience provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the steps necessary to take the leap from research and requirements to product design. The text presents a proven strategy for transforming research into a conceptual model, discussing the iterative process that allows users to build the essential foundation for a successful interactive system, while also taking the users’ mental model into consideration. Readers will gain a better understanding of the framework they need to perceive, understand, and experience their tasks and processes in the context of their products. The text is ideal for those seeking a proven, innovative strategy for meeting goals through intuitive and effective thinking. Provides a practical, guiding approach that can be immediately applied to everyday practice and study Complete analysis and explanation of conceptual modeling and its value Discusses the implications of effective and poor conceptual models Presents a step-by-step process, allowing users to build the essential foundation for a successful interactive system



Design and the Social Sciences

Design and the Social Sciences Author Jorge Frascara
ISBN-10 9780203301302
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 256
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The social sciences have a distinctive contribution to make to the understanding and handling of design issues, both in product and systems design and in the design of the built environment. The role of cognitive psychology, particularly ergonomics, to the design process has traditionally been well appreciated. Because it provides important insights into the way people process information cognitively, it is a powerful tool for the design of usable products, buildings and systems. This book explores the disciplines of social psychology, sociology and anthropology, which provide techniques for investigating the relationships between people and design, in assessing the role that products and the built environment play in peoples lives and in setting product requirements based on this understanding. These include ergonomic user requirements, such as usability and accessibility, and also functional and aesthetic issues which will determine the overall quality of a design in terms of how it is experienced. This means looking at the functional and ergonomic properties of a design and going beyond to issues relating to the fit of the design to the lifestyle and aspirations of those who experience it. Written by specialists working at the front line in the consumer product industries - as well as by designers and applied theorists - the book describes new ways of understanding product development, innovation and design. Methods for the incorporation of user population in the design process are discussed and notions of use and experience, instead of forms and materials, serve as a basis to present the design of consumer products under a totally new light.



Damned Lies and Statistics

Damned Lies and Statistics Author Joel Best
ISBN-10 9780520953512
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 224
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Here, by popular demand, is the updated edition to Joel Best's classic guide to understanding how numbers can confuse us. In his new afterword, Best uses examples from recent policy debates to reflect on the challenges to improving statistical literacy. Since its publication ten years ago, Damned Lies and Statistics has emerged as the go-to handbook for spotting bad statistics and learning to think critically about these influential numbers.



Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design

Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design Author Jesper Simonsen
ISBN-10 9780415694407
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 294
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Participatory design is about the direct involvement of people in the co-design of the technologies they use. Its central concern is how collaborative design processes can be driven by the participation of the people affected by the technology designed. Embracing a diverse collection of principles and practices aimed at making technologies, tools, environments, businesses, and social institutions more responsive to human needs, the International Handbook of Participatory Design is a state-of-the-art reference handbook for the subject. The Handbook brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of highly recognized and experienced experts to present an authoritative overview of the field and its history and discuss contributions and challenges of the pivotal issues in participatory design, including heritage, ethics, ethnography, methods, tools and techniques and community involvement. The book also highlights three large-scale case studies which show how participatory design has been used to bring about outstanding changes in different organizations. The book shows why participatory design is an important, highly relevant and rewarding area for research and practice. It will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers, scholars and professionals in participatory design.



Ready to Print

Ready to Print Author Kristina Nickel
ISBN-10 3899553101
Release 2010
Pages 320
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Ready to Print is an easy to follow reference for designers that thoroughly explains each stage of how to prepare data for prepress and production. This practical manual features clearly structured chapters on paper, print technology, composition and typography, trapping, color, image editing, and PDF, which are supplemented by numerous descriptive graphics. From the properties of different types of paper to the production of color-accurate proofs, and the recommended program settings for creating a printable PDF, Ready to Print reveals both opportunities and limitations in the pre-press and production processes. In short, this book paves the way for designers to create the best possible print product.--



Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight Author Jan Chipchase
ISBN-10 9780062125712
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 256
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Hidden in Plain Sight by global innovation consultant Jan Chipchase with Simon Steinhardt is a fascinating look at how consumers think and behave. Chipchase, named by Fortune as “one of the 50 smartest people in tech,” has traveled the world, studying people of all nations and their habits, paying attention to the ordinary things that we do every day an how they effect our buying decisions. Future-focused and provocative, Hidden in Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products for Tomorrow's Customers illuminates exactly what drives consumers to make the choices they do, and demonstrates how all types of businesses can learn to see—and capitalize upon—what is hidden in plain sight today to create businesses tomorrow.



Design When Everybody Designs

Design  When Everybody Designs Author Ezio Manzini
ISBN-10 9780262328647
Release 2015-03-06
Pages 256
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In a changing world everyone designs: each individual person and each collective subject, from enterprises to institutions, from communities to cities and regions, must define and enhance a life project. Sometimes these projects generate unprecedented solutions; sometimes they converge on common goals and realize larger transformations. As Ezio Manzini describes in this book, we are witnessing a wave of social innovations as these changes unfold -- an expansive open co-design process in which new solutions are suggested and new meanings are created. Manzini distinguishes between diffuse design (performed by everybody) and expert design (performed by those who have been trained as designers) and describes how they interact. He maps what design experts can do to trigger and support meaningful social changes, focusing on emerging forms of collaboration. These range from community-supported agriculture in China to digital platforms for medical care in Canada; from interactive storytelling in India to collaborative housing in Milan. These cases illustrate how expert designers can support these collaborations -- making their existence more probable, their practice easier, their diffusion and their convergence in larger projects more effective. Manzini draws the first comprehensive picture of design for social innovation: the most dynamic field of action for both expert and nonexpert designers in the coming decades.



Delft Design Guide

Delft Design Guide Author Annemiek Van Boeijen
ISBN-10 9063693273
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 168
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an overview of product design approaches and methods used at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the TU Delft.



Watching Closely

Watching Closely Author Christena Nippert-Eng
ISBN-10 9780190235543
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 304
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Ethnographers rely on three related activities to conduct research in the field: observation, conversation, and participation. Observing others in their environments and using this data to inform and share conclusions is an essential part of any fieldworker's toolkit. However, many ethnographers' observational muscles tend to be their weakest. Fortunately, Christena Nippert-Eng's Watching Closely: A Guide to Ethnographic Observation provides a practical, interactive guide for improving one's powers of observation. The book includes nine exercises for practicing observational skills, including a preparatory briefing and post-exercise discussion. Nippert-Eng also offers a weblink (global.oup.com/us/watchingclosely) to sample responses from her previous students, providing an additional resource beyond the text itself. Beyond the traditional tenets of field work, Watching Closely encourages readers to pursue more creative ways of collecting and analyzing data, such as sketching, diagramming, and photography, as well as developing more concrete expectations for the potential uses and meanings of ethnographic data. Engaging and accessible, Watching Closely offers a guide for readers to not only strengthen their core skills and mindset as fieldworkers, but also to produce research that is more scientifically rigorous and persuasive. From social and behavioral scientists to user-centered designers and architects, undergraduate students to experienced fieldworkers, a vast array of readers will reap the benefits of learning more about how we observe.