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Graphic Design Thinking

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  567 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Creativity is more than an inborn talent; it is a hard-earned skill, and like any other skill, it improves with practice. Graphic Design Thinking: How to Define Problems, Get Ideas, and Create Form explores a variety of informal techniques ranging from quick, seat-of-the-pants approaches to more formal research methods for stimulating fresh thinking, and ultimately arrivin ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Princeton Architectural Press
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Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Every designer has heard of brainstorming, but what about exploring other conventions of creative thinking? This book is a mini encyclopedia of different activities and practices you can try to get those ideas flowing. Some of these practices I've never even heard of. If you're looking to think outside the box, definitely check this one out.
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Amusing- really; did not expect that. It's always insightful to look into the thinking behind a project, specially in design when it has boarder aspects of solving the problem, because as a designer you don't only deal with the aesthetics, but also how a design is perceived emotionally and intellectually; the case studies were fun to read.

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Serge Pierro
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: art
Although there are a couple of sections, that had moderately interesting ideas, overall the book proved to be uninspiring. The projects were boring and seemed to rooted with an agenda. The end of the book provided the most interesting content, as there were short, but interesting interviews with designers .
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars! Alot of ideas for identifying the design problem and creating solutions. It didn't go very in depth into each topic, but the case studies were helpful.
Khai Nguyen
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Read this book to look for HOW and WAYS to get inspiration. The book itself does not give you any specific answers for your creative works. Consider it as a reference book rather than an information source.
Michael Koenig
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great book for design thinking.
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: design-gráfico
Uma boa forma de aprender o básico do design thinking. Todos os tópicos são muito bem ilustrados, o que ajuda na compreensão dos conceitos. Bem bacana para quem está começando.
Devon Bomer
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Although my focus was not on the graphic design element of the reading, it presents an inexhaustible resource for developing and planning for creativity.
Paula Cruz
Um livro massa sobre processo criativo e com vários macetes para designers. Ainda assim, pode ser meio básico para os designers com mais experiência de mercado.
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Brainstorming and its variations, in three chunks: defining the problem, generating ideas, and creating form. Nice short interviews with designers at the end. Very much focused on the process of doing graphic design, not on principles of what makes a design good.

Most of the suggestions/examples/exercises are really geared towards a kind of graphic design that *doesn't* mesh well with the kind of statistical dataviz that I do... But it's still a nice handy list of things to try when you're stuck
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: design
Eddig talán a legjobban összerakott könyv, amit a témában olvastam (vizuálisan, és tartalmilag is). Rengeteg példával mutatja be a különböző mind mapping technikákat, és hogy hogyan tudsz mesterségesen ötleteket generálni a fejedben 1-1 megadott témához, mindegyikről részletesen leírva, hogy milyen munkáknál tudod hasznosítani. Emellett külön foglalkozik a csoportmunkával (hogyan tudsz produktívan másokkal együtt dolgozni) és a megrendelőkkel (hogyan kommunikálj velük, hogy a végső munka mindket ...more
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alguns livros de Ellen Lumpton funcionam muito bem como catálogo de técnicas, métodos e possibilidades. Esse livro é um bom exemplo. Apesar de dar pouca atenção à pesquisa com as pessoas como momento fundante do projeto, tem um acervo muito interessante de técnicas para gerar ideias e encontrar formas.
Kate Green
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphics
Really good book for people wanting to learn more about techniques to help their creative process.
Ashley Andersen
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: art-and-design
I love this book. Nothing is secret and everything is within reach. It is written succinctly with ordered steps on how to accomplish each process. This is a great book and a good read.
Denise Estêvão
Feb 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Basically a book of design methods and methodologies. Good to fight a creative blockage and great case studies.
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: design
Great little book to go through if you're in a creative block. Gives you some great ideas on how to get those creative juices going again
Jan 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book changed how I think about forming ideas and concepts.
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: design, non-fiction
Simply informative. They got loads of study cases which I found more understandable.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really useful if you want to grab ideas from other than sketching.
Sketching is still the best techniques for me, though.
Rick Wagner
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-design
A recommended text for the Process Building class I'm taking at City. Not bad.
Elizabeth George
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Thinking with type is her best, this book had a few solid ideas but it felt all over the place in format. Not bad, but not great ...
Ola Olusoga
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: design
Great high level overview of the design process. Great for quick refreshers.
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Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uni
A great book for discovering new methods to be creative and spark your creativity. Great to have illustrations and pictures of results of these methods.
Very interesting.
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction, art
Good ideas and examples for brainstorming and mind mapping.
Carol Monroe
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
A big picture approach to 'Design Thinking'. If you need examples this is a great book for you..
Apr 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent exercises for thinking about how you present information in the most useful ways. Great brainstorming tactics.
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
*would like to buy
Yogesh Verma
Jun 10, 2013 rated it did not like it
not good as title, never buy it...totally waste of time..i buy it and i realize its not match even its title.
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