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Visual conversations

Visual conversations

Bramston, Dave

This work puts design theory into a real-world context with examples and case studies from some of the world's leading designers. The book comprises a comprehensive introduction to the language of product design

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Lausanne: AVA Academia, c2010
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Statement of responsibility: David Bramston
ISBN: 2940411093, 9782940411092
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 183 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Series: Basics product design ; 3
Subject: Industrial design Methodology.; Art and Design.; Industrial design Case studies.; New products.; New products Case studies.; Industrial design; Products
Series Title: Basics product design ; 3.


  1. Introduction. How to get the most out of this book. Speaking visually: Inspiration
  2. Absent-minded innovation
  3. Sketching
  4. Cross-discipline influences. Emotional responses: Emotional thinking
  5. Energy and passion. Seeing the gap: Stories
  6. Ethical design
  7. Shadowing
  8. Mimicry and meaning. Talking aesthetically: Unusual approaches
  9. Skins
  10. Disguise
  11. Characteristics. Taming the thought: Targeting you!
  12. Irrational thinking
  13. Expressing fun
  14. Interactive play. Performing: Theatre
  15. Statistics
  16. An interview with John O'Leary. Projects. Conclusion. Glossary. Further resources. Contacts. Acknowledgements. Working with ethics.