Service design is a rapidly growing area of interest in design and business management. There are a lot of books on how to get started, but this is the first book that describes what a ‘good’ service is and how to design one. This book lays out the essential principles for building services that work well for users. Demystifying what we mean by a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ service and describing the common elements within all services that mean they either work for users or don’t.
A practical book for practitioners and non-practitioners alike interested in better service delivery, this book is the definitive new guide to designing services that work for users.
So much passes us by, unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. When was the last time you paused to consider a beautifully-made object or stunning natural landscape? Yet this is when our spirits lift and our soul is restored.
Designer Alan Moore invites us to rethink not only what we produce – whether it’s a website, a handmade chair, or a business – but how and why. With examples from Apple, Yeo Valley and Blitz Motorcycles, we are encouraged to ask: Is it useful and considered. Is it a thing of beauty?
Do Design will inspire you to:
Improve your creative process
Raise the quality and craft of your work
Consider the experience as much as the product
Adopt simplicity, utility and honesty as guiding principles
We are creative beings. We love to make things. This book will inspire you to create better things for better reasons. Things that people will love – for a long time to come. Some say beauty is a luxury. But what if it is key to creating a better world for us all?
The Monocle Travel Guide series reveals our favourite spots in each city, from the ideal route for an early-morning run to the best streets for independent retail. Full of surprising information you won't find elsewhere, they feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks that take you away from the crowds and our pick of the places to eat, be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory.
Cities: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Berlin, Chicago, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo, Venice, Vienna, Zurich (Geneve + Basel)
Machines are designed to run constantly; people aren’t. Our coping mechanisms are meditation apps, weekend breaks and annual holidays, but things soon revert. To prosper, we need a more sustainable approach — an ability to pause.
Do Pause looks at the importance of this subtle yet powerful idea to communication, creativity, relationships — as well as our wellbeing and sanity. With practical tools to help you create new habits or make more significant lifestyle choices, you’ll discover ways to:
Reset and regenerate
Deepen your thinking and experiences
Take back control of your time
Reconnect with other people — and yourself
From taking a breath to taking a sabbatical, a pause can be many things. And the good news is, even just a small pause every now and again can make a real and lasting difference.
Forget high definition or surround sound, this is how to take your enjoyment of film to the next level!
The Movie Kama Sutra offers creative sex positions – including the ‘Potter’s Wheel’ (Ghost), ‘King of the World’ (Titanic) and, for the more sexually experimental, ‘Cable Drop’ (Mission: Impossible) – inspired by the most erotic moments in cinema history.
Mit Texte 4 legt Beni Bischof einen weiteren Band in dieser Reihe vor. Ohne Abbildungen und nur mit Textzeilen bestückt, im handelsüblichen Taschenbuchformat, ist auch dieses Buch das persönliche Abbild seiner Sammlung von reisserischen Headlines und Slogans, absurden Kommentaren und sonderbaren Bemerkungen. Sein Textarchiv dient als Impulsgeber für Bildfindung und Werktitel und ist unmittelbare Inspirationsquelle für seine Werke.
The newest addition to the popular Silver Spoon cookbook series provides a culinary guide to one of Italy's best-loved regions
Naples and the Amalfi Coast takes readers on a rich gastronomic journey through a perennially appealing, visually stunning region of Italy. The delightfully authentic dishes featured include fennel biscuits and other locally beloved antipasti, such classics as pizza Margherita, and an array of mouthwatering desserts. Chapters spotlight key produce and ingredients, from buffalo mozzarella from Benevento and tomatoes from San Marzano to lemons from Sorrento. Beautifully designed, with vivid colour photographs throughout, this gorgeous recipe collection is destined for both kitchen shelves and coffee tables.
A rich trove of contemporary global Jewish cuisine, featuring hundreds of stories and recipes for home cooks everywhere
The Jewish Cookbook is an inspiring celebration of the diversity and breadth of this venerable culinary tradition. A true fusion cuisine, Jewish food evolves constantly to reflect the changing geographies and ingredients of its cooks. Featuring more than 400 home-cooking recipes for everyday and holiday foods from the Middle East to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa - as well as contemporary interpretations by renowned chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Solomonov, and Alex Raij - this definitive compendium of Jewish cuisine introduces readers to recipes and culinary traditions from Jewish communities the world over, and is perfect for anyone looking to add international tastes to their table.
Format: Hardback Size: 270 x 180 mm (10 5/8 x 7 1/8 in) Pages: 432 pp Illustrations: 93 illustrations ISBN: 9780714879338
Dieses Postkartenbuch bildet den Auftakt zu einer Zusammenarbeit mit dem Alpinen Museum der Schweiz. Pro Halbjahr erscheint ein neuer Band mit rund 40 heraustrennbaren Postkarten, die einen wesentlichen Sammlungsbestand des Alpinen Museums an die Öffentlichkeit tragen. Den Karten ist ein Essay beigegeben, der das jeweilige Thema umfassend beschreibt. Den Anfang macht der fotografische Nachlass der Kunstanstalt Brügger in Meiringen (Berner Oberland). Über Jahrzehnte lichteten deren Mitarbeiter Hotelanlagen in der ganzen Schweiz ab. Dabei handelte es sich um Auftragsfotografie zu Werbezwecken. 2013 ging der gesamte Bestand der Kunstanstalt mit 97 000 Bildern an die Sammlung des Alpinen Museum über. Die hier publizierten Bilder zeigen eine Auswahl von Swimmingpools in den Schweizer Bergen. Das eigene Schwimmbad adelte so manches Hotel und verhalf zu einem zusätzlichen Stern. Künstlichkeit und Natur, Chlorwasser und Alpenblicke finden in diesen Fotografien in einer ganz speziellen Harmonie zusammen.
Bikini in den Bergen
Badefotografie der Kunstanstalt Brügger Meiringen. Ein Postkartenbuch
Creative people are often known to seek inspiration from nature. Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, it is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres.
Flora & Fauna explores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself.
Editor: Victionary Specs: 190 x 255 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover with jacket Release date: October 2018 Language: English
Getaway is a photobook that plays out in a parallel universe a little closer to the sun. The Canary Islands – almost exclusively a holiday destination for more than 3 million western tourists a year – is the backdrop of this performance. Five Danish photographers have been on a photographic expedition to this lost and blazing world and the book is a collection of images they brought back with them.
Getaway is about a place where we enjoy, dream, escape, recover and confront the absence of everyday life. That temporary reality we call vacation.
Bio: Ulrik Jantzen, Kasper Witte Larsen, Emil Jakobsen, Simon Caspersen and Kasper Kristoffersen work together in the photo collective Büro Jantzen. The collective was founded by Ulrik Jantzen, who graduated from the School of Journalism in Denmark, and who, over the past 15 years, has made his mark on the photographic scene in Denmark. Büro Jantzen has exhibited at multible galleries and museums in Denmark and abroad, won several photographic awards and published a number of photobooks.
Adolf Loos was an eloquent voice against the squandering of fine materials, ornamentation and unnecessary embellishments. The rational underpinnings of his later assertion that “ornament is crime” first appear in these polemical thrusts at the stylized work of the Viennese secessionists. Few are acquainted with his amusing, incisive, critical and philosophical literary works on applied design and the essence of style in fin de siecle Vienna. Loos often had a radical, yet innovative outlook on life that made him such a nuisance for many of his contemporaries. His provocative musings on an assortment of subjects portray him as a man of many interests, and possessing a keen feel for elegant design still valued today. This publication is now available in English for the first time.
Most people spend their whole lives asleep and then wake up a few days before they're about to die.' Olivia Bareham
Death has a 100 per cent success rate. We can't escape its inevitability nor can we deny its existence. So, when someone close to us dies or we are confronted by our own mortality, why are we utterly unprepared?
In Do Death, Amanda Blainey seeks to transform our lives through our relationship with death. By inviting us to accept death as a natural part of life, she encourages us to think about what really matters – and live more consciously. With uplifting wisdom from leaders and visionaries, Do Death will:
Help us rediscover the power of human connection
Inspire us to talk about death more openly
Offer sage advice on navigating grief, and talking to children
Empower us to be better prepared, practically and emotionally
Death can be our greatest teacher. This book is a manual for living, at any stage in life.
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off!
Thoughts on Life, Love and Rebellion
Gloria Steinem's most powerful and pithy quotes, with reflections and an introduction by the feminist icon herself, in a stunningly illustrated collection.
An illustrated collection of Gloria Steinem's most inspirational and outrageous quotes, with an introduction and essays by the feminist activist herself
'When the path is dark, Gloria's words light the way forward.' - Natalie Portman
For decades, people around the world have found guidance, humour and unity in Gloria Steinem's gift for creating quotes that offer hope and inspire action. From her early days as a journalist and feminist activist, Steinem's words have helped generations to empower themselves and work together.
Covering topics from relationships ('Many are looking for the right person. Too few are trying to be the right person.') to the patriarchy ('Men are liked better when they win. Women are liked better when they lose. This is how the patriarchy is enforced every day.' ) and activism ('Revolutions, like trees, grow from the bottom up.' ), this book will make you want to laugh, march and create quotes of your own.
The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off! is both timeless and timely, a gift of hope from Steinem to readers, and a book to share with friends.
In Find Me, Aciman shows us Elio's father, Samuel, on a trip from Florence to Rome to visit Elio, now a gifted classical pianist. A chance encounter on the train upends Sami's visit and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to Paris, where he, too, has a consequential affair, while Oliver, a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic. Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the nuances of emotion that are the substance of passion. Find Me brings us back inside the world of one of our greatest contemporary romances to show us that in fact true love never dies.
Einband: Taschenbuch Seitenzahl: 272 Erscheinungsdatum: 01.10.2019 Sprache: Englisch Verlag: Faber & Faber Maße (L/B/H): 23.3/15.1/2.2 cm Gewicht: 341 g
Don’t Get a Job, Make a Job explores strategies for graduates to gain exposure in the creative industries – including design, fashion and advertising
Too often a design or architecture degree is seen as a means to an end (a job in an established practice). But imagine for one moment that there are no employers, no firms to send your CV to, no interviews to be had – what would you do? How would you forge your own path after graduation?
The current economic climate has seen many graduates chasing a finite number of positions. The most ingenious and driven designers have found weird and wonderful ways of making opportunities for themselves, often by applying their skills across the creative disciplines of art, design, architecture and interiors. Knowing what you want from your design career and being able to adapt your strategy to suit is basic and vital – just like in the wild, designers need to evolve.
The book celebrates the various strategies that students and graduates are taking to gain exposure, while also including interviews and inspirational advice from those who are now enjoying success as a result of their creative approach to employment.
So you’ve graduated. What now? Where do you live? Can you afford to live? How can you make money doing design? How do you get a job? Who do you want to work for and are you good enough?
This book is a comprehensive and insightful guide to anything and everything that is of use to those looking to break into the creative industries,sharing experiences, ideas, advice, criticism and encouragement. With sections covering education, portfolios, jobs/freelancing, working process and personal development, this straight-talking, funny and frequently irreverent guide is a must-read for all creative arts students.
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