Design Basics

Price: Filled with hundreds of stunning examples of successful two-dimensional design, this how-to book explains design theory and gives students the tools needed to create successful designs. DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work.Cengage Learning

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Minimalist by Design: Declutter and Refocus for Greater Success

Price: Is your home cluttered with stuff you rarely use? Do you love to hang on to things, people, feelings, memories just because…? Do you find yourself buying items which you already own? If you answered YES to these questions then I’m guessing you might be looking for help. This book will help you master the minimalist mindset. It is not a state which you can achieve, but is a process where you must challenge yourself daily. If you like a challenge then buckle up and sit tight it’s not…

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Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World (Infrastructures)

Price: Tools for navigating today’s hyper-connected, rapidly changing, and radically contingent white water world.Design Unbound presents a new tool set for having agency in the twenty-first century, in what the authors characterize as a white water world―rapidly changing, hyperconnected, and radically contingent. These are the tools of a new kind of practice that is the offspring of complexity science, which gives us a new lens through which to view the world as entangled and emerging, and architecture, which is about designing contexts. In such a practice, design, unbound from its…

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Database Design for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Relational Database Design (3rd Edition)

Price:   The #1 Easy, Commonsense Guide to Database Design! Michael J. Hernandez’s best-selling Database Design for Mere Mortals® has earned worldwide respect as the clearest, simplest way to learn relational database design. Now, he’s made this hands-on, software-independent tutorial even easier, while ensuring that his design methodology is still relevant to the latest databases, applications, and best practices. Step by step, Database Design for Mere Mortals ® , Third Edition, shows you how to design databases that are soundly structured, reliable, and flexible, even in modern web applications. Hernandez…

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New York School of Interior Design: Home: The Foundations of Enduring Spaces

Price: “An essential text for all students of design . . . [and] inspiration and intel for those simply interested in the art and practice.” –Alexa Hampton, from the foreword From the nation’s top college for interior design comes a definitive design school in a book and a fabulous reference for decorating the home. In the past decade, New York School of Interior Design, which was founded in 1916, has drawn a large crossover audience of passionate decorating enthusiasts and hobbyists–many of them private homeowners who know that thinking like a professional is…

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Christmas by Design: Private Homes Decorated by Leading Designers

Price: What would Christmas be without lights, color, greenery, and glitter? Join leading professional designers on a tour of well-appointed private residences dressed in their festive best. The one-of-a-kind decorating schemes are a study in the art of using scale, shape, and color to play up the house’s best features and create a look that’s pulled together. Here are fresh design ideas for indoor and outdoor scenes, whether it’s a glamorous staircase, pristine tree, perfectly wrapped piles of presents, or a simple, well-placed evergreen wreath. Representing a range of geographic…

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Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)

Price: How inclusive methods can build elegant design solutions that work for all.Sometimes designed objects reject their users: a computer mouse that doesn’t work for left-handed people, for example, or a touchscreen payment system that only works for people who read English phrases, have 20/20 vision, and use a credit card. Something as simple as color choices can render a product unusable for millions. These mismatches are the building blocks of exclusion. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes describes how design can lead to exclusion, and how design can also remedy exclusion.…

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Design Thinking Process & Methods 4th Edition

Price: Design thinking has become the new design doing that is sweeping the globe. Design thinking’s impact on how organizations go about solving problems, has been profound. Design Thinking has the power to transform nearly everything. It is a human-centered approach for finding innovative real solutions to tough problems. Design thinking combines the approaches of design, management, and science to solve a wide range of difficult challenges. Design thinking can be used to develop products, services, and experiences as well as design and business strategy. Design, engineering, and business management…

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Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

Price: An encyclopaedic guide to production techniques and materials for product and industrial designers, engineers, and architects. Today’s product designers are presented with a myriad of choices when creating their work and preparing it for manufacture. They have to be knowledgeable about a vast repertoire of processes, ranging from what used to be known as traditional “crafts” to the latest technology, to enable their designs to be manufactured effectively and efficiently. Information on the internet about such processes is often unreliable, and search engines do not usefully organize material for…

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Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

Price: Figure Drawing: Design and Invention is an instructional figure drawing book geared towards the novice and experienced artist alike. This book emphasizes a simplified understanding of surface anatomy, in order to clarify the mechanics of the figure, facilitate invention, and ultimately create a skill-set that can be successfully applied to other media. In addition, this book focuses very strongly on practical usage, making sure the artist is able to assimilate the steps presented here into a cohesive working process. (Fourth printing, September 2011)

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