E-books: Design

  • Sketching as Design Thinking book cover

    Sketching as Design Thinking

    1st Edition

    By Alma R. Hoffmann

    This book argues for the importance of sketching as a mode of thinking, and the relevance of sketching in the design process, design education, and design practice. Through a wide range of analysis and discussion, the book looks at the history of sketching as a resource throughout the design…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Applied Semiotics: Tools for Text and Image Analysis book cover

    An Introduction to Applied Semiotics

    Tools for Text and Image Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Louis Hébert

    An Introduction to Applied Semiotics presents nineteen semiotics tools for text and image analysis. Covering a variety of different schools and approaches, together with the author’s own original approach, this is a full and synthetic introduction to semiotics. This book presents general tools…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Creative Reflective Practitioner: Research Through Making and Practice book cover

    The Creative Reflective Practitioner

    Research Through Making and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Linda Candy

    The Creative Reflective Practitioner explores research and practice through the eyes of people with a wholehearted commitment to creative work. It reveals what it means to be a reflective creative practitioner, whether working alone, in collaboration with others, with digital technology or doing…

    eBook – 2019-11-26
    Routledge

  • Making Architecture Through Being Human: A Handbook of Design Ideas book cover

    Making Architecture Through Being Human

    A Handbook of Design Ideas, 1st Edition

    By Philip D. Plowright

    Architecture can seem complicated, mysterious or even ill-defined, especially to a student being introduced to architectural ideas for the first time. One way to approach architecture is simply as the design of human environments. When we consider architecture in this way, there is a good place to…

    eBook – 2019-11-26
    Routledge

  • Designing Post-Virtual Architectures: Wicked Tactics and World-Building book cover

    Designing Post-Virtual Architectures

    Wicked Tactics and World-Building, 1st Edition

    By Heather Renée Barker

    Designing Post-Virtual Architectures: Wicked Tactics and World-Building explores, describes, and demonstrates theories and strategies for design in a post-virtual world. This book reveals affinities among social, mathematical, philosophical, and language expressions integrated into a theoretical…

    eBook – 2019-11-20
    Routledge

  • Cybernetic-Existentialism: Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance book cover

    Cybernetic-Existentialism

    Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance, 1st Edition

    By Steve Dixon

    Cybernetic-Existentialism: Freedom, Systems, and Being-for-Others in Contemporary Arts and Performance offers a unique discourse and an original aesthetic theory. It argues that fusing perspectives from the philosophy of Existentialism with insights from the ‘universal science’ of cybernetics…

    eBook – 2019-11-14
    Routledge

  • The Architecture Portfolio Guidebook: The Essentials You Need to Succeed book cover

    The Architecture Portfolio Guidebook

    The Essentials You Need to Succeed, 1st Edition

    By Vincent Hui

    The Architecture Portfolio Guidebook shows you how to make portfolios for both academic and professional needs to provide reviewers exactly what they are looking for. In school, architecture curricula nurture the knowledge and skills to develop design work to varying levels of presentation. In the…

    eBook – 2019-11-12
    Routledge

  • Spatial Practices: Modes of Action and Engagement with the City book cover

    Spatial Practices

    Modes of Action and Engagement with the City, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melanie Dodd

    This book explores ‘spatial practices’, a loose and expandable set of approaches that embrace the political and the activist, the performative and the curatorial, the architectural and the urban. Acting upon and engaging with the public realm, the field of spatial practices allows people to…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge

  • Design for Wellbeing: An Applied Approach book cover

    Design for Wellbeing

    An Applied Approach, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ann Petermans, Rebecca Cain

    Design for Wellbeing charts the development and application of design research to improve the personal and societal wellbeing and happiness of people. It draws together contributions from internationally leading academics and designers to demonstrate the latest thinking and research on the design…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Design for Social Responsibility

  • Design and Nature: A Partnership book cover

    Design and Nature

    A Partnership, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Louise St. Pierre, Mathilda Tham

    Organised as a dialogue between nature and design, this book explores design ideas, opportunities, visions and practices through relating and uncovering experience of the natural world. Presented as an edited collection of 25 wide-ranging short chapters, the book explores the possibility of new…

    eBook – 2019-09-09
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Design and Culture: 1900 to the Present book cover

    An Introduction to Design and Culture

    1900 to the Present, 4th Edition

    By Penny Sparke

    An Introduction to Design and Culture provides a comprehensive guide to the changing relationships between design and culture from 1900 to the present day with an emphasis on five main themes: Design and consumption Design and technology The design profession Design theory Design and identities.…

    eBook – 2019-08-28
    Routledge

  • Product Design and Sustainability: Strategies, Tools and Practice book cover

    Product Design and Sustainability

    Strategies, Tools and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Jane Penty

    Whether it is the effects of climate change, the avalanche of electronic and plastic waste or the substandard living and working conditions of billions of our fellow global citizens, our ability to deal with unsustainability will define the twenty-first century. Given that most consumption is…

    eBook – 2019-08-19
    Routledge

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