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The Design Process

3rd Edition

Karl Aspelund

Published: DEC 18, 2014

Karl Aspelund takes readers on a guided tour of seven stages of design, from Inspiration, Identification, Conceptualization, Exploration/Refinement, Definition/Modeling, Communication and Production. New cumulative storyboards of three different types of designs (graphics, clothing, and web design) progress through each stage to show how each setp is implemented in practical application. "Perspectives" features highlight individual designers and artists, and end-of-chapter exercises help transform design projects to reality.
New to This Edition:
New cumulative storyboards in each chapter provide a variety of examples to show how designs progress through each stage in the design process to arrive at a final product
Added coverage of globalization, sustainability, and collaborative teamwork
New "Perspectives" features with additional design fields and real-life artists and designers
Thoroughly updated illustrations

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628920659
Paperback 9781609018382

Designing

An Introduction

Karl Aspelund

Published: SEP 11, 2014

This is a core text examining the multi-faceted world of professional design. Readers gain an understanding of the nature of design through its history from the mid-nineteenth century to today's multicultural global marketplace, and learn to recognize the elements and principles of design in colorfully illustrated chapters. The design process is explored in practical terms of conceptualizing, researching, assembling, and presenting and then examined in the context of 2D, 3D and virtual environments, emphasizing user experience and the constraints and needs of client-defined creativity. Chapters open with key terms and objectives, close with multiple offerings for review and practice, while sidebars and end-boxes place focus on topics such as ergonomics, sustainability, and individual designers from a variety of disciplines.

Covering all topics common to design foundation and recognizing that all designers benefit from shared vocabulary, this book provides students with the tools to create designs that are both visually compelling and conceptually inventive.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019389
Paperback 9781609014964

Fashioning Society

A Hundred Years of Haute Couture by Six Designers

Karl Aspelund

Published: MAY 04, 2009

The hundred years of fashion from the 1860s to the 1970s was a time when a succession of haute couture designers—most notably, Charles Worth, Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent—were the arbiters of fashion, and their creations the weapon of choice for power-seeking members of the aristocracy and upper class. Fashioning Society explores the ways in which high-fashion designers and their maisons influenced—and were influenced by—the fine arts as well as sociological, technological, philosophical, and political developments. By addressing the question, "What has happened to high-fashion design?" the author discusses what readers should consider when trying to understand and predict long-term trends.
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Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563675973