- Phaidon Condenses/Updates 3-Volume Series into Single "1000 Design Classics" Book
- The vanishing designer
- leading design in the new industry
- Beauty in the machine: post-industrial design
- Google and the Resurgence of Italian Design
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«Specialization is for insects.»
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A discussion of the theory of design trends with sample trends in Industrial Design, Interface Design, and User Experience.
Let’s pay a virtual visit to a famous industrial designer’s workshop. By examining the principles of his winning approach, we can incorporate vital elements into our designs in the “less is more” age.As user experience practitioners, most of us have worked with Nielsen and Molich’s 10 heuristics or rules of thumb and the Eight Golden Rules by Ben Shneiderman. These are user interface principles that we get to learn and apply. They’re part of the human-computer interaction knowledge “package”. Wi
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