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Designing: an introduction

Designing: an introduction

Aspelund, Karl, author

This is a core text examining the multi-faceted world of professional design. Readers gain an understanding of the nature of design through its history from the mid nineteenth century to today's multicultural global marketplace, and learn to recognize the elements and principles of design in colorfully illustrated chapters

Paperback, Book. English.
Published New York: Fairchild Books, 2015.
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Statement of responsibility: Karl Aspelund
ISBN: 1609014960, 9781609014964
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Art and Design.; Design.


  1. Part I: The Nature, Elements and Principles of Design
  2. Chapter 1: What is Designing?
  3. A Brief History of Designing
  4. The Elements of Design
  5. The Principles of Design
  6. Part II: Informing Design
  7. Chapter 5: Researching and Planning for Designs
  8. Creating and Presenting Designs
  9. Part III: Thinking Design
  10. Chapter 7: Thinking "Print": Graphic Design and Elements in Two Dimensions
  11. Three-Dimensional Thinking
  12. Time and Experience: Design and Culture/Design in Culture
  13. Thinking "On-Screen"
  14. Appendix 1: Notable Designers
  15. Appendix 2: Resources for Design
  16. Glossary
  17. Index

Author note

Karl Aspelund is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textiles Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island, USA, and has been a designer, artist, and teacher for over 20 years in apparel, theater, film and digital media.