What is design? What are the main design disciplines, and how do they interrelate? How does design theory and context help you improve your studio work? What do you need to know by the end of your course to get a good career? What can you do to become a knowledgeable designer and improve your skills so that you stand out from the crowd?
Whether you are already studying design, thinking about choosing a course, or are well on your way to finding your first job, this essential and uniquely comprehensive book will introduce you to the world of design and support you throughout your studies and on into the industry.
The Design Student’s Handbook will guide you along the road to a successful and fulfilling career and is an essential text for studying any of the design disciplines.
Part I: What is design? 1. Introduction 2. Craft Design 3. Fashion and textile design 4. Graphic Design 5. Interactive media design 6. Spatial design 7. Theatre, film and television studies 8. Three-dimensional design Part II: What do you need to know? 9. How to succeed as a design student 10. Being creative and innovative 11. Appreciating aesthetics 12. Working with colour Part III: What does it all mean? 13. Design history, culture and context 14. Future directions Part IV: What's next? 15. So, where is this going to take you? 16. Working for yourself