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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Donald A. Norman

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<b>The ultimate guide to human-centered design </b><br />Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.<i><br /></i><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.<br /><br /><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.<br />
The Independent Airport Planning Manual
by A L W Bradley

Language

English

Pages

184

Publication Date

September 22, 2010

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This independent manual provides airport planners and architects with an essential planning guide and reference tool, based on the author’s extensive experience in the field and involvement in developing best practice airline and airport industry guidelines. Chapters cover topics such as demand forecasting, masterplan development, terminal pier and satellite infrastructure, baggage handling, apron design and airport security.<ul><li>Provides airport planners and architects with an essential guide and reference tool, based on the author’s extensive experience</li><li>Discusses key airport planning issues including forecasting demand, planning and strategic objectives and airport security</li><li>Outlines important airport planning principles specified by IATA for masterplan development featuring evaluation techniques and independent development planning</li></ul>
Styled: Secrets for Arranging Rooms, from Tabletops to Bookshelve...
by , Angelin Borsics

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1,000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms.</b><br /><br />It’s easy to find your own style confidence once you know this secret: While decorating can take months and tons of money, styling often takes just minutes. Even a few little tweaks can transform the way your room feels. <br /><br />At the heart of <i>Styled</i> are Emily Henderson’s ten easy steps to styling any space. From editing out what you don’t love to repurposing what you can’t live without to arranging the most eye-catching vignettes on any surface, you’ll learn how to make your own style magic. <br /><br />With Emily’s style diagnostic, insider tips, and more than 1,000 unique ideas from 75 envy-inducing rooms, you’ll soon be styling like you were born to do it.
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
by Fumio Sasaki

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p><strong>The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.</strong></p><br /><p>Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In <em>Goodbye, Things</em> Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.</p>
Land and the City: Patterns and Processes of Urban Change (Geogra...
by Philip Kivell

Language

English

Pages

238

Publication Date

November 01, 2002

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design
by François Lévy

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

November 16, 2011

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<p>"Any architect doing small or medium scaled projects who is also vested in sustainable design but is not yet doing BIM will enjoy this book's overall focus."-Architosh.com</p> This work is the leading guide to architectural design within a building information modeling (BIM) workflow, giving the practitioner a clear procedure when designing climate-load dominated buildings. The book incorporates new information related to BIM, integrated practice, and sustainable design, as well information on how designers can incorporate the latest technological tools. Each chapter addresses specific topics, such as natural ventilation for cooling, passive solar heating, rainwater harvesting and building hydrology, optimizing material use and reducing construction waste, and collaborating with consultants or other building professionals such as engineers and energy modelers.   
Designing for a Digital World (Architectural Design)
by Academy Press

Language

English

Pages

144

Publication Date

December 10, 2007

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Digital technologies are changing the way that we live and work today. But what impact are they having on the discipline of architecture?<br /> This volume brings together some of the world's leading voices from digital theory, technology and design to address this question. With a discussion ranging from broad cultural concerns to new techniques of construction, Designing for a Digital World offers a snapshot of informed opinion at a crucial juncture in the history of the discipline.<br /> Contributors:<br /> Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos (UN Studio)<br /> Sarah Chaplin<br /> Karl S Chu (Metaxy)<br /> Richard Coyne<br /> Manuel DeLanda<br /> Andrew Gillespie<br /> Mark Goulthorpe (dECOi)<br /> Marcelyn Gow<br /> Jeffrey Inaba (AMO)<br /> Neil Leach<br /> William J Mitchell<br /> Farshid Moussavi and Alejandro Zaera Polo (Foreign Office Architects)<br /> Sadie Plant<br /> Hani Rashid (Asymptote)<br /> Douglas Rushkoff<br /> Patrik Schumacher<br /> Lars Spuybroek (NOX)<br /> Sherry Turkle<br /> David Turnbull (ATOPIA)<br /> Yvonne Wilhelm, Christian Huebler and Andreas Broeckmann (Knowbotic Research)<br /> Slavoj Zizek
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About...
by Reese Witherspoon

Language

English

Pages

299

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.</b><br /><br />Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.<br /> <br />Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.<br /> <br />It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking
by Rob Whitehead

Language

English

Pages

484

Publication Date

July 19, 2019

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<p><em>Structures by Design: Thinking, Making, Breaking</em> is a new type of structures textbook for architects who prefer to learn using the hands-on, creative problem-solving techniques typically found in a design studio. Instead of presenting structures as abstract concepts defined by formulas and diagrams, this book uses a project-based approach to demonstrate how a range of efficient, effective, and expressive architectural solutions can be generated, tested, and revised.</p><br /><p></p><br /><p>Each section of the book is focused on a particular manner by which structural resistance is provided: Form (Arches and Cables), Sections (Beams, Slabs, and Columns), Vectors (Trusses and Space Frames), Surfaces (Shells and Plates), and Frames (Connections and High-Rises). </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>The design exercises featured in each chapter use the Think, Make, Break method of reiterative design to develop and evaluate different structural options. A variety of structural design tools will be used, including the human body, physical models, historical precedents, static diagrams, traditional formulae, and advanced digital analysis. </p><br /><p></p><br /><p>The book can be incorporated into various course curricula and studio exercises because of the flexibility of the format and range of expertise required for these explorations. More than 500 original illustrations and photos provide example solutions and inspiration for further design exploration.</p>
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
by Joanna Gaines

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p></p><p></p><p>In <em>Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave</em>, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, <em>Homebody </em>gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A design template at the end of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in <em>Homebody </em>will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.</p>

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