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Graphic Design Thinking
Title : Graphic Design Thinking
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ISBN : 9781568989792
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 184

Creativity is more than an inborn talent; it is a hard-earned skill, and like any other skill, it improves with practice. Graphic Design Thinking: How to Define Problems, Get Ideas, and Create Form explores a variety of informal techniques ranging from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research methods for stimulating fresh thinking, and ultimately arrivinCreativity is more than an inborn talent; it is a hard-earned skill, and like any other skill, it improves with practice. Graphic Design Thinking: How to Define Problems, Get Ideas, and Create Form explores a variety of informal techniques ranging from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research methods for stimulating fresh thinking, and ultimately arriving at compelling and viable solutions. In the style with which author Ellen has come to been known hands-on, up-close approach to instructional design writing brainstorming techniques are grouped around the three basic phases of the design process: defining the problem, inventing ideas, and creating form. Creative research methods include focus groups, interviewing, brand mapping, and co-design. Each method is explained with a brief narrative text followed by a variety of visual demonstrations and case studies. Also included are discussions with leading professionals, including Art Chantry, Ivan Chermayeff, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller, Abott Miller, Christoph Niemann, Paula Scher, and Martin Venezky, about how they get ideas and what they do when the well runs dry. The book is directed at working designers, design students, and anyone who wants to apply inventive thought patterns to everyday creative challenges.


Graphic Design Thinking Reviews

  • Jessica

    Every designer has heard of brainstorming, but what about exploring other conventions of creative thinking? This book is a mini encyclopedia of different activities and practices you can try to get those ideas flowing. Some of these practices I've never even heard of. If you're looking to think outside the box, definitely check this one out.

  • 27

    Amusing- really; did not expect that. It's always insightful to look into the thinking behind a project, specially in design when it has boarder aspects of solving the problem, because as a designer you don't only deal with the aesthetics, but also how a design is perceived emotionally and intellectually; the case studies were fun to readsuu offers an online copy to read: issuu/papress/docs/graphi

  • Serge Pierro

    Although there are a couple of sections, that had moderately interesting ideas, overall the book proved to be uninspiring. The projects were boring and seemed to rooted with an agenda. The end of the book provided the most interesting content, as there were short, but interesting interviews with designers .

  • Moroshilova

    Great book

  • Mark

    3 1/2 stars! Alot of ideas for identifying the design problem and creating solutions. It didn't go very in depth into each topic, but the case studies were helpful.

  • Michael Koenig

    Great book for design thinking.

  • Jerzy

    Brainstorming and its variations, in three chunks: defining the problem, generating ideas, and creating form. Nice short interviews with designers at the end. Very much focused on the process of doing graphic design, not on principles of what makes a design good.Most of the suggestions/examples/exercises are really geared towards a kind of graphic design that *doesn't* mesh well with the kind of statistical dataviz that I do But it's still a nice handy list of things to try when you're stuck in [...]

  • Patricia

    Eddig talán a legjobban összerakott könyv, amit a témában olvastam (vizuálisan, és tartalmilag is). Rengeteg példával mutatja be a különböző mind mapping technikákat, és hogy hogyan tudsz mesterségesen ötleteket generálni a fejedben 1-1 megadott témához, mindegyikről részletesen leírva, hogy milyen munkáknál tudod hasznosítani. Emellett külön foglalkozik a csoportmunkával (hogyan tudsz produktívan másokkal együtt dolgozni) és a megrendelőkkel (hogyan kommunikál [...]

  • H.d.

    Alguns livros de Ellen Lumpton funcionam muito bem como catálogo de técnicas, métodos e possibilidades. Esse livro é um bom exemplo. Apesar de dar pouca atenção à pesquisa com as pessoas como momento fundante do projeto, tem um acervo muito interessante de técnicas para gerar ideias e encontrar formas.

  • Kate Green

    Really good book for people wanting to learn more about techniques to help their creative process.

  • Ashley Andersen

    I love this book. Nothing is secret and everything is within reach. It is written succinctly with ordered steps on how to accomplish each process. This is a great book and a good read.

  • Denise Estêvão

    Basically a book of design methods and methodologies. Good to fight a creative blockage and great case studies.

  • Casie

    Great little book to go through if you're in a creative block. Gives you some great ideas on how to get those creative juices going again

  • Ilias

    This book changed how I think about forming ideas and concepts.

  • Fadilah

    Simply informative. They got loads of study cases which I found more understandable.

  • Dita

    Really useful if you want to grab ideas from other than sketching.Sketching is still the best techniques for me, though.

  • Rick Wagner

    A recommended text for the Process Building class I'm taking at City. Not bad.

  • Elizabeth George

    Thinking with type is her best, this book had a few solid ideas but it felt all over the place in format. Not bad, but not great

  • Ola Olusoga

    Great high level overview of the design process. Great for quick refreshers.

  • Mills College Library

    741.6 G7664 2011

  • Tóra

    A great book for discovering new methods to be creative and spark your creativity. Great to have illustrations and pictures of results of these methods. Very interesting.

  • James

    Good ideas and examples for brainstorming and mind mapping.

  • Carol Monroe

    A big picture approach to 'Design Thinking'. If you need examples this is a great book for you

  • Kristen

    Excellent exercises for thinking about how you present information in the most useful ways. Great brainstorming tactics.

  • Carol

    *would like to buy

  • Yogesh Verma

    not good as title, never buy ittally waste of timei buy it and i realize its not match even its title.