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The design process

The design process

Aspelund, Karl, author

This is an interactive book covering the design process from searching for ideas to defining and maintaining sources of inspiration. It emphasises the importance of the designer's mind as opposed to the designer's hands

Paperback, Book. English.
Third edition.
Published New York: Fairchild Books, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Karl Aspelund
ISBN: 1609018389, 9781609018382
Note: Previous edition: 2010.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 284 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Art and Design.; Design.


  1. Ch 1 Inspiration
  2. Ch 2 Identification
  3. Ch 3 Conceptualization
  4. Ch 4 Exploration/Refinement
  5. Ch 5 Definition/Modeling
  6. Ch 6 Communication
  7. Ch 7 Production
  8. Appendices: Elements & Principles of Design; Recommended Reading and Resources, Notable Designers and Architects; Reading the Zeitgeist; Zeitgeist and Design: A Timeline

Author note

Karl Aspelund, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textiles Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island and has been a designer, artist, and teacher for over 20 years in apparel, theater, film and digital media. He received his PhD in Anthropology and Material Culture from Boston University, University Professors Program, where his dissertation on women's national dress practices in Iceland was awarded the University Professor's Edmonds Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation of the Academic Year 2010-2011. Aspelund's research interests are in the field of apparel design and personal and national identity creation.