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    DescriptionDesign thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious "design ability." Focusing on what designers do when they design, Design Thinking is structured around a series of in-depth case studies of outstanding and expert designers, interwoven with overviews and analyses. The range covered reflects the breadth of design, from hardware and software design to architecture and Formula One. The book offers new insights into and understanding of design thinking, based on evidence from observation and investigation of design practice. Design Thinking is the distillation of the work of one of design's most influential scholars. Nigel Cross goes to the heart of what it means to think and work as a designer. The book is an ideal guide for anyone who wants to be a designer or to know how good designers work in the field of contemporary design.


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    Title
    Design Thinking
    Subtitle
    Understanding How Designers Think and Work
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nigel Cross
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847886361
    ISBN 10: 1847886361
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMC, AK
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: ENGM3500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: TBD
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000
    DC22: 745.4
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    DC22: 745.2
    BISAC V2.8: DES013000
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    LC classification: NK1510 .C83 2011
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    Thema V1.0: AK, AMC, TBD
    Illustrations note
    40 b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    15 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Nigel Cross is Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, Open University, UK. He has vast experience as a design teacher and an international reputation as a design researcher through books such as Designerly Ways of Knowing and Analysing Design Activity, and editorship of the leading research journal, Design Studies.
    Review quote
    Nigel Cross is widely recognised as the leading figure of his generation in design research. In this book he has produced an accessible, lucid and authoritative description of designers' thought processes and strategies, which is essential reading for understanding design. Michael Tovey, Coventry University Mixing analysis with case studies, Nigel Cross provides a succinct introduction to 'design thinking'. His message - that creativity can be taught, nurtured and developed - should empower even the most elementary design students. Elizabeth Guffey, Purchase College This book proves that Nigel Cross is truly one of the leading thinkers who are working hard to establish the body of knowledge for design. Lee, Kun-Pyo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology A highly accessible read that will doubtless help many designers to better understand - and perhaps also to question - the things they do in their work life, and why they do them. The Designer Magazine Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work is a useful resource for people wanting to get a deeper insight into how designers go about designing things and systems, and a great first year student handbook. Curve
    Table of contents
    1. Design Ability 2. Designing to Win 3. Designing to Please 4. How Designers Think 5. Designing to Use 6. Designing Together 7. How Designers Work 8. Design Expertise Bibliography Index