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Colour Design

Colour Design

By: J Best

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2012

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Given its importance in analysing and influencing the world around us, an understanding of colour is a vital tool in any design process. Colour design provides a comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the use of colour, from the fundamental principles of what colour is to its important applications across a vast range of industries. Part one covers the main principles and theories of colour, focusing on the human visual system and the psychology of colour perception. Part two goes on to review colour measurement and description, including consideration of international standards,...

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Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement

Principles of Colour and Appearance Measurement

By: Asim Roy Choudhury

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Colour and appearance perceptions are very complex psychological phenomena. Written by one of the foremost authorities in the field, this major two-volume work addresses the key topics required to understand the issues and manage colour effectively. Principles of colour appearance and measurement Volume 1 addresses how objects appear to viewers, how they perceive colour and the major types of instrumentation used to measure colour. Chapters detail the characteristics of light sources and object colour and appearance attributes. The complexities of human visual perception, unusual visual...

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Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies

Innovative Jacquard Textile Design Using Digital Technologies

By: F Ng; J Zhou

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Jacquard fabrics feature intricately woven designs. Through the use of digital technology, new design concepts, principles and methods for producing jacquard fabrics have been established, facilitating the creation of a range of novel effects. Innovative jacquard textile design using digital technologies is a unique guide to the fundamental design principles, techniques and applications resulting from this important development. Beginning with an introduction to jacquard textile design, the book goes on to give an overview of the development of jacquard fabrics and textile design...

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Sustainability in Engineering Design

Sustainability in Engineering Design

By: Anthony Johnson; Andy Gibson

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 11-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 19-APR-2014

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Designed for use in engineering design courses, and as a reference for industry professionals learning sustainable design concepts and practical methods, Sustainability in Engineering Design focuses on designers as the driving force behind sustainable products. This book introduces sustainability concepts and explains the application of sustainable methods to the engineering design process. The book also covers important design topics such as project and team management, client management, performance prediction, and the social and environmental effects of sustainable engineering...

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48th Publication Design Annual

48th Publication Design Annual

By: Society of Publication Designers

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

Insert Date: 11-APR-2014

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The Society of Publication Designers' (SPD) annual competition seeks the very best in editorial design work. Judged by a worldwide panel of top designers, the 48th edition of Rockport's best-selling SPD annuals celebrates the journalists, editorial directors, photographers, and other talented individuals who brought events of the year 2013 to our doorsteps and computer screens. Stunning full-page layouts present everything from products to people, and objects to events, in ways that make each palpable and unforgettable. You’ll find featured work published in a wide range of mediums and...

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The Language of Fashion Design

The Language of Fashion Design

By: Laura Volpintesta

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 03-APR-2014

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Learning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of fashion design, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language the definitions, function, and usage. The Language of Fashion Design provides students and fashion designers with the basic elements of fashion design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines. ...

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The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book

The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book

By: Dan Cuffaro; Isaac Zaksenberg

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 18-FEB-2014

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To make designs that work and endure (and are also legal), designers need to know or be able to find an endless number of details. Whether it’s what kind of glue needs to be used on a certain surface, metric equivalents, thread sizes, or how to apply for a patent, these details are essential and must be readily available so designers can create successful products efficiently. ...

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The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book

The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book

By: Jay Calderin; Laura Volpintesta

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 04-FEB-2014

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An essential primer for students and first-stop reference for professionals, The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book takes the fashion designer through the entire design process, from conceiving a garment to marketing it. This valuable handbook contains the information and ideas essential to planning and executing fashion projects of every scale and distills them in an easy-to-use format that is compact enough to slip into a tote. Linking six central phases in the cycle of fashion research, editing, design, construction, connection, and evolution The Fashion Design Reference &...

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Digital Design Essentials

Digital Design Essentials

By: Rajesh Lal

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 02-FEB-2014

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Digital Design Essentials takes a practical, highly accessible approach to creating graphical user interface designs for desktop, mobile, and touch screen devices. Written by an expert in the realm of digital design, this comprehensive, step-by-step guide demonstrates how to apply design principles in a variety of desktops, web pages, mobile devices and other touchscreens. Filled with straight forward strategies in a visual format, it’s an essential volume for any designer working in the digital realm. ...

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Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd Edition

Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd Edition

By: aa

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 18-JAN-2014

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In this completely updated and revised edition of Designing with the Mind in Mind , Jeff Johnson provides you with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that user interface (UI) design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list or rules to follow. Early UI practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, and developed UI design rules based on it. But as the field has evolved since the first edition of this book, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been...

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Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, 3rd Edition

Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 14-DEC-2013

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The one-stop reference to the essentials of color science and technology—now fully updated and revised The fully updated Third Edition of Color: An Introduction to Practice and Principles continues to provide a truly comprehensive, non-mathematical introduction to color science, complete with historical, philosophical, and art-related topics. Geared to non-specialists and experts alike, Color clearly explains key technical concepts concerning light, human vision, and color perception phenomena. It covers color order systems in depth, examines color reproduction technologies, and...

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Design for Information

Design for Information

By: Isabel Meirelles

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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The visualization process doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it is grounded in principles and methodologies of design, cognition, perception, and human-computer-interaction that are combined to one’s personal knowledge and creative experiences. ...

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Writing for Visual Media, 3rd Edition

Writing for Visual Media, 3rd Edition

By: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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Writing for Visual Media looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, web sites, PSAs, TV shows, nonlinear media, and other types of...

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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

By: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 05-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable...

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Experience Design: A Framework for Integrating Brand, Experience, and Value

Experience Design: A Framework for Integrating Brand, Experience, and Value

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 26-AUG-2013

Insert Date: 10-NOV-2013

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Bridge the gap between business and design to improve the customer experience Businesses thrive when they can engage customers. And, while many companies understand that design is a powerful tool for engagement, they do not have the vocabulary, tools, and processes that are required to enable design to make a difference. Experience Design bridges the gap between business and design, explaining how the quality of customer experience is the key to unlocking greater engagement and higher customer lifetime value. The book teaches businesses how to think about design as a process, and how...

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Interactive Design for New Media and the Web

Interactive Design for New Media and the Web

By: Nick Iuppa

Publisher: Focal Press

Publication Date: 07-SEP-2001

Insert Date: 11-OCT-2013

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In an age where digital technology makes just about anything possible, Interactive Design for New Media and the Web demonstrates how to realize that promise through the creation of outstanding interactive programs. This hands-on, practical book examines the ever-expanding capabilities of all forms of digital presentation for increasing interactivity, and the design principles and interface guidelines needed to deliver the required message or story with this technology. Interactive Design for New Media and the Web covers the technology as well as the tools and practices of interactive...

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Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design

Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design

By: Maria Giudice; Christopher Ireland

Publisher: New Riders

Publication Date: 17-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 01-OCT-2013

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The majority of companies, their employees and their leaders navigate a space where competitors appear overnight, customers demand innovations monthly, business plans rarely last a full year and career ladders have been replaced by trampolines. This environment of constant change will only accelerate in the future and traditional business leaders are ill equipped to deal with it. Just as we took our cues from MBAs and the military in casting the ideal CEO of the 20th century, we can look to design - in its broadest form - to model our future leader, the DEO. These leaders possess...

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Computers as Theatre, Second Edition

Computers as Theatre, Second Edition

By: Brenda Laurel

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 27-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 01-OCT-2013

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Brenda Laurel's Computers as Theatre revolutionized the field of human-computer interaction, offering ideas that inspired generations of interface and interaction designers-and continue to inspire them. Laurel's insight was that effective interface design, like effective drama, must engage the user directly in an experience involving both thought and emotion. Her practical conclusion was that a user's enjoyment must be a paramount design consideration, and this demands a deep awareness of dramatic theory and technique, both ancient and modern. Now, two decades later, Laurel has revised and...

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Refining Design for Business: Using analytics, marketing, and technology to inform customer-centric design

Refining Design for Business: Using analytics, marketing, and technology to inform customer-centric design

By: Michael Krypel

Publisher: Adobe Press

Publication Date: 27-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 20-SEP-2013

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This book includes over 60 detailed examples of A/B tests run by 20 companies, including: Adobe, American Express, Comcast, Electronic Arts, Facebook, Foursquare, Google, IBM, LinkedIn, Marriott, Obama for America, Saks Fifth Avenue, T-Mobile, and The Washington Post. In this book, you will learn how to:   Change the standard design process most companies follow to enhance accountability for generating business and customer value, while creating new opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Use qualitative and quantitative research to uncover customers’ unmet needs, and A/B...

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Experience-Centered Design

Experience-Centered Design

By: Peter Wright; John McCarthy

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2010

Insert Date: 04-SEP-2013

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Experience-centered design, experience-based design, experience design, designing for experience, user experience design. All of these terms have emerged and gained acceptance in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Interaction Design relatively recently. In this book, we set out our understanding of experience-centered design as a humanistic approach to designing digital technologies and media that enhance lived experience. The book is divided into three sections. In Section 1, we outline the historical origins and basic concepts that led into and flow out from our understanding of...