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Books on the design process?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by garywaiman, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. garywaiman

    garywaiman Member

    Hey guys

    I would appreciate any recommendations that anyone may have for a good (preferably up to date) book on the design process. A lot of books which I am finding at the moment are more geared towards a portfolio-style, whereas I would like to find one which takes me through the thinking processes in approaching a brief.

    Thank you in advance. :icon_notworthy:
  2. Katy Blackham

    Katy Blackham New Member

    Here are a few I have found useful:

    Visual Research
    Ian Noble and Russell Bestley- An Introduction to research methodologies in Graphic Design

    Creativity for Graphic Design
    Mark Oldach - A real-world guide to idea generation

    Size Matters
    Lakshmi Bhaskaran - Effective graphic design for large amounts of information

    How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul
    Adrian Shaughnessy - Everything from being freelance to creative process

    Type and Typography
    Phil Baines & Andrew Haslam - Everything from the history to structure, form and language

    Best thing is to head to a book shop and have a read of what they offer and see what interests you.

  3. Katy Blackham

    Katy Blackham New Member

    Also if your interested in thinking processes try:

    How to have creative ideas
    Edward de Bono - I am a big fan of de Bono and this book is based on random words. It has some brilliant methods to provoke creative/lateral thinkin,g which you can apply to initial idea generation, and can help get you thinking outside of your usual processes.

  4. garywaiman

    garywaiman Member

    Thank you Katy :)
  5. sttcmghtf

    sttcmghtf Member

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