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The Non-Designer´s Guide to Design Thinking

 

 This book illustrates the key components of mastering design thinking based on the author’s experience at the Institute of Design of Illinois Institute of Technology, one of the most famous Design schools in the world.

The author highlights the difference between the business world and the design world based on his own experience.

His big transition from the logical world of business, as former P&G marketer, to the design world.

His experience helps non-designers learn design thinking by providing comparisons to business protocol.

 

The author categorized the key components of design thinking into 4 parts: 

1. Thinking: Hybrid Thinking 

2. Mindset: Creator Spirit 

3. Process: Human Centered Co-Creation 

4. Environment: Switching to Creative mode through Tools and Space

   In later chapters, the author proposes the framework of how to start a career in the business design world and finally how design thinking might influence your well-being. This book is a compass for you, and and any non-designer, to start mastering design thinking.

In this book you will:

 Understand how non-designers can learn design thinking

 Understand the four components of a design thinker

More information at: http://www.nondesignersguidetodesignthinking.com/

Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field

Join us for Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field

The Antiracist Classroom is a student-led organization at the Art Center College of Design focused on counteracting racism and white supremacy in design education and practice. This July 13 – 14 in Pasadena, CA, we are hosting an inaugural two-day convening, Reconstructing Practice, to convene artists, designers, technologists and educators of color who want to contribute to cultivating an antiracist educational and professional field.

Participants can look forward to two days of:

– Sessions, facilitated discussions, and fellowship with creative

professionals, students and educators of color from all over the United States

(https://antiracistclassroom.com/Program)

– Artwork and installations from local and international artists displayed in

The Windtunnel gallery (https://antiracistclassroom.com/Featured-Artists)

– An evening reception featuring Alaia’s Lab, an installation by Ari Melenciano

featuring DJing, live-beat making, live drawing, and sound interactive visuals

 

To get your tickets to ignite and sustain a movement toward a more racially

equitable, informed, and carefully-considered creative practice and lifetime

learning environment, register by June 22nd: EVENTBRITE

Women in Design Book

 

Women Design (Frances Lincoln) assumes the Herculean task of highlighting women’s contributions to design–including architecture, industrial design, digital design, and graphics–from the 20th century to the present day. It has no business being just 176 pages, but author Libby Sellers, a prominent British gallerist and curator, manages to pack a wealth of information in profiles of 21 women designers. Historic pioneers such as Denise Scott Brown, Ray Eames, and Lella Vignelli get their due, as well as contemporary stars like Neri Oxman, Patricia Urquiola, and Kazuyo Sejima. “Women have always been, and remain, a significant part of the design profession,” Sellers wrote. “. . . Yet, if asked to name the design world’s greats, most people would produce a list of predominantly male names.” This book attempts to correct the narrative, and it tells some rollicking stories along the way. Be sure to check out the section on the “Damsels of Design,” a group of women industrial designers GM hired to address what a 1957 press release described as “woman driver’s problems” like “anything in cars that might snag their nylons.” (Text from Co.Design)

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