Exploring Materials

Creative Design for Everyday Objects

Author: Inna Alesina,Ellen Lupton

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987682

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 6183


This book is an action-oriented, accessible guide to design thinking that addresses both the how and why of product design. It encourages designers to look beyond the abstraction of pure forms or the whimsy of virtual objects, and instead to make and test real objects in a studio environment.--[book cover]

Mixed Media Handbook

Exploring Materials and Techniques

Author: Kimberly Santiago

Publisher: North Light Books

ISBN: 9781440332968

Category: Art

Page: 127

View: 8821


"Successful mixed-media art starts with selecting the best materials and tools for the job. Here's where the very thing that attracts many artists to the genre--the vast array of available supplies and media--can also pose the greatest challenge: How to choose from the wide variety of options for any given project? Mixed Media Handbook makes your decisions easier and more confident by providing a complete and current working guide to today's traditional and unconventional materials, including tools; substrates; adhesives & mediums; paper, photographs & other collage resources,; natural materials, building supplies & household items; drawing materials, and painting media" -- page 4 of cover.

Exploring Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

An Unauthorized Adventure Through The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass

Author: Lois H. Gresh

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429922272

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 7250


His Dark Materials is one of the most popular, award-winning fantasies of all time, a bestselling trilogy hailed as "a modern classic" by The New York Times. Now, for the first time ever, Lois H. Gresh helps young readers examine Pullman's intricate universe with Exploring His Dark Materials, the ultimate companion guide. Gresh's fun, interactive book explores the complex science, religion, and fantastic elements of His Dark Materials in a way that's both informative and fun for younger readers. Exploring His Dark Materials is filled with sidebars, history, facts and an in-depth analysis of the books, answering questions like: *What are daemons? *Why is dust important to the series? * Is Dark Material real and how does it relate to our universe? * What are the origins of ghosts and shapeshifters? *And much more! Exploring His Dark Materials is a thrilling and essential guide for young adults to help them explore this fantastic and challenging fantasy world.

Materials Experience

Fundamentals of Materials and Design

Author: Elvin Karana,Owain Pedgley,Valentina Rognoli

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0080993761

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 4613


There currently exists an abundance of materials selection advice for designers suited to solving technical product requirements. In contrast, a stark gap can be found in current literature that articulates the very real personal, social, cultural and economic connections between materials and the design of the material world. In Materials Experience: fundamentals of materials and design, thirty-four of the leading academicians and experts, alongside 8 professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on a number of topics common to materials and product design. The result is a very readable and varied panorama on the world of materials and product design as it currently stands. Contributions by many of the most prominent materials experts and designers in the field today, with a foreword by Mike Ashby The book is organized into 4 main themes: sustainability, user interaction, technology and selection Between chapters, you will find the results of interviews conducted with internationally known designers. These ‘designer perspectives’ will provide a ‘time out’ from the academic articles, with emphasis placed on fascinating insights, product examples and visuals

Materials Experience

Chapter 19. Materials Driven Design

Author: Aart van Bezooyen

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128055987

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 6777


Materials are like words. The more materials you get in touch with, the more solutions you can see and express. In traditional design methodologies for product development materials are often considered at a later stage, resulting in only a few “good” materials being considered defined by the limitations of costs and manufacturing requirements. Bringing materials at the early stage of the design process makes it possible to review a bigger variety of materials and explore its qualities. Exploring materials at the fuzzy front end has the character of an ongoing research in understanding the available materials and processes that surround us. Besides the potential to inspire designers with unexpected materials-driven solutions, exploring materials can be an effective tool for business to make more strategic use of materials for future products. This article focuses on the use of materials to inspire ideas (instead of realizing ideas) to make design more creative, more sustainable and more competitive.