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Reissue of the guide “Human Scale”

In the golden age of American industrial design, Henry Dreyfuss Associates knew that there was more to design than just looking good. Products had to be good, crafted to work with the people who use them.
With this in mind, HDA designers Niels Diffrient and Alvin R. Tilley created Humanscale, including its ingenious data selectors, providing access to over 60,000 human factors data points in one easily referenced, user-friendly “portfolio of information”.
Humanscale has long been out of print. Now we’re bringing it back.
Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iacollaborative/reissue-of-humanscale?lang=es

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Call for Chapters – The Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation

Call for Chapters – The Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation

Editors
Professor James Woudhuysen, South Bank University (UK)
Professor Martyn Evans, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
Dr James Moultrie, Cambridge University (UK)

Summary
This edited volume is a timely and comprehensive collection of thought provoking perspectives from leading thinkers in design and innovation and discusses how design might respond to societal challenges towards 2030 for the benefit of society.

Description
The Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation presents an extensive yet pragmatic exploration of the future of design and innovation. It goes further than merely making predictions about the future, rather it provides a compelling and meaningful dialogue regarding the broader economic, political and resource challenges society will face towards 2030 and discuss the potential responses that design can make. In doing so the future landscape of design and innovation is explored from multiple perspectives and aims to provide snapshots of the future that inform the practice and study of design today, and into the next decade.

The handbook places design in the wider global landscape +IBM- across both developed and developing countries +IBM- and provides leading thinkers with the opportunity to interrogate its future. This engagement provides the reader with a highly informed perspective on the broad direction of travel for the future of design and innovation and both qualifies and quantifies future trajectories underpinning its development.

This volume considers the contemporary debates of design and innovation, emerging directions, future challenges, manufacturing models, technological futures, interconnectedness and complexity, digital technologies and the impact of the +IBg-digital+IBk-, the changing role and expectations of the consumer, future skills, knowledge and education agendas, design democratisation, and the ever evolving contribution of design to innovatory ways of thinking, doing and being.

An international perspective is provided through case studies, interviews and cutting-edge research. It comprises six main sections:

1.          Foundations +IBM- Foundations for thinking about the future of design

2.          Sectors +IBM- A critique of design and innovation from a sectorial perspective

3.          Skills +IBM- The future of design skills, knowledge and education

4.          Geographies +IBM- Design across the world, regions and nations

5.          Challenges +IBM- Addressing grand challenges through design and innovation

6.          Manifesto +IBM- A Design Manifesto for 2030: Learning from the future to inform the present

Call for Chapter Contributions
We are seeking proposals for chapters for The Wiley Handbook of Design and Innovation in particular around the following themes:

–             Digital Devices

–             Automotive Design

–             Design in the United States

–             Design in South Korea

–             Design in Japan

–             Design in Latin America

Next Steps
If you would like to put forward a proposal for a chapter in the Wiley Handbook of Design +ACY- Innovation please submit to the editors your proposed chapter title and provide an outline summary of your preferred contribution (up to 300 words).

If you require any further information, or need clarification, do not hesitate to contact the editors.

Martyn, James and James

Professor Martyn Evans
Manchester School of Art
Manchester Metropolitan University
W: http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/profile/mevans

Contact details:
Professor Martyn Evans, martyn.evans+AEA-mmu.ac.uk+ADw-mailto:martyn.evans+AEA-mmu.ac.uk+AD4-
Professor James Woudhuysen, james+AEA-woudhuysen.com+ADw-mailto:james+AEA-woudhuysen.com+AD4-
Dr James Moultrie, jm329+AEA-cam.ac.uk+ADw-mailto:jm329+AEA-cam.ac.uk+AD4-

Design in India

Great site with amazing design resources:

DESIGN IN INDIA

Also visit:

D’source – Open Digital Resources for Design in India (Fantastic!!)
 
Trinetra – Source for ​Indian ​Symbols and Patterns < Graphic Designers!
http://www.dsource.in/tools/trinetra/


InDeAs – India Design Association
http://www.in-de-as.org

Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay (Fantastic design events in all fields)
http://www.idc.iitb.ac.in

Inclusive children´s book for Hispanic Markets – Support us!

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Adelia Cook, one of three books of the Adelia Collection – Help little Adelia reach all the kids around the world!

I am launching a project in  Catarse ( brazilian crowdfunding site) about an inclusive children’s book developed with an innovative Braille print created by author and graphic designer Wanda Gomes from Brazil. This Braille print developed by her is unique in the world and brings a whole new experience for children with visual impairment or not; it allows textures, reliefs and even scents to be printed!
 The collection is called Adélia and is already in Portuguese with 9 thousand copies distributed.
The funding is to print 500 copies in Spanish for dissemination in Book Fairs in México, Argentina  and Colombia with the Spanish publishers who have already requested the collection and also the american hispanic market.
 A very important project for the education and inclusion of children with visual impairment.
The project also seeks investors to cover or exceed the total value for a larger print run and distribution.
(Google Translator at the bottom of the site)
Spanish article at:
ADELIA

Blind girl feeling the textures of the book with her face.

Thanks in advance for your support, sharing and network! Help little Adelia to reach all the kids of the world!

Dialectic – Visual Communications Design Journal

 

A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design.

Pleased to introduce Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design.

The entirety of the contents of Volume 1, Issue 01 (V1, I1) of Dialectic, the new, fully open access scholarly journal administrated by the AIGA Design Educators’ Community, can be viewed in full at:
http://www.dialectic.aiga.org<http://www.dialectic.aiga.org/>

A printed version of Dialectic is also available for $19.99 on Amazon at:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1607854155

Each of the pieces that has been published in Dialectic V1, I1—their titles and author’s names appear below—may be read or viewed in full online by navigating to the URL listed above and then clicking on the “CONTENTS” box in the upper right corner of Dialectic’s home page. Additionally, each of these pieces may be freely downloaded in .pdf form by anyone in the world who has a viable internet connection and electricity.

The Table of Contents for Dialectic’s inaugural issue is located at:
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.1*?rgn=full+text

The content of Dialectic is organized in three sections: “Front Matter,” “The Feature Well,” and “Back Matter.”

The Front Matter section contains the following:
It’s time to stir the pot… An Introductory Letter from Dialectic’s Managing Editor and its Producer by Michael R. Gibson and Keith M. Owens
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.101?view=text;rgn=main

Journaling through the Back Door by Stephen McCarthy
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.102/–journaling-through-the-back-door?rgn=main;view=fulltext

A New North American Design Research Organization by John Zimmerman, Carlos Teixeira, Erik Stolterman and Jodi Forlizzi
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.103/–new-north-american-design-research-organization?rgn=main;view=fulltext

The Feature Well section contains the following:
The Concept of the Design Discipline by Paul A. Rodgers and Craig Bremner
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.104/–concept-of-the-design-discipline?rgn=main;view=fulltext

First Issues, First Words: Vision in the Making by Jessica Barness
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.105/–first-issues-first-words-vision-in-the-making?rgn=main;view=fulltext

Tip of the Icon: Examining Socially Symbolic Indexical Signage by Terry Dobson and Saeri Cho Dobson
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.106/–tip-of-the-icon-examining-socially-symbolic-indexical?rgn=main;view=fulltext

On Web Brutalism and Contemporary Web Design by Aaron Ganci and Bruno Ribeiro
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.107/–on-web-brutalism-and-contemporary-web-design?rgn=main;view=fulltext

A Visual Essay: My Life as a Fake by Jenny Grigg
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.108/–visual-essay-my-life-as-a-fake?rgn=main;view=fulltext

A Survey Paper: Doctoral Education in (Graphic) Design by Dori Griffin
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.109/–survey-paper-doctoral-education-in-graphic-design?rgn=main;view=fulltext

A Position Paper: Defining Design Facilitation: Exploring and Advocating for New Strategic Leadership Roles for Designers and What These Mean for the Future of Design Education by Pamela Napier and Terri Wada
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.110/–position-paper-defining-design-facilitation-exploring?rgn=main;view=fulltext

The Back Matter section contains the following book reviews:
Developing Citizen Designers by Elizabeth Resnick; reviewed by Ann McDonald
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.111/–book-review-developing-citizen-designers?rgn=main;view=fulltext

Leap Dialogues by Mariana Amatullo, Bryan Boyer, Liz Danzico and Andrew Shea; reviewed by Annabel Pretty
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.112/–book-review-leap-dialogues-career-pathways-in-design-for?rgn=main;view=fulltext

Are We There Yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design by Sam Bucolo; reviewed by Heather Corcoran
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.113/–book-review-are-we-there-yet-insights-on-how-to-lead?rgn=main;view=fulltext

Mapping the Grid of Swiss Graphic Design: A Review of 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design by Christian Brändle, Karin Gimmi, Barbara Junod, Christina Reble and Bettina Richter; reviewed by Richard Doubleday
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/14932326.0001.114/–book-review-mapping-the-grid-of-swiss-graphic-design?rgn=main;view=fulltext

Submit design work for the book The Design of Dissent

Seeking submissions for an expanded edition of Rockport’s classic title:

THE DESIGN OF DISSENT by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, first published in 2005.

Graphic design addressing social and political issues.

If you are a graphic designer, send your work until April 10th.

Curated by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic.

More info about the book: http://www.miltonglaser.com/news/993/the-design-of-dissent-socially-and-politically-driven-graphics

More information about submission: http://mirkoilic.com/DesignOfDissent-Forms.pdf