Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design

Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design

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by Mark Baskinger, William Bardel
     
 

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An intensive how-to primer for design professionals for creating compelling and original concept designs through drawing by hand.

Award-winning designers and workshop leaders Mark Baskinger and William Bardel bring us this thorough course in drawing to create better graphic layouts, diagrams, human forms, products, systems, and more.   Their

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An intensive how-to primer for design professionals for creating compelling and original concept designs through drawing by hand.

Award-winning designers and workshop leaders Mark Baskinger and William Bardel bring us this thorough course in drawing to create better graphic layouts, diagrams, human forms, products, systems, and more.   Their drawing bootcamp provides essential instruction on thinking, reasoning, and visually exploring concepts to create compelling products, communications, and services.

In a unique board binding that mimics a sketchbook, Drawing Ideas provides a complete foundation in the techniques and methods for effectively communicating to clients and audiences through clear and persuasive drawings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385344623
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
11/19/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
198,762
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.30(d)

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The best sketches visualize ideas through good, compelling form; without substance, the form is empty—and without form, the substance has no voice. Sketches need to transfer information and interpret complex information into definable chunks or messages. How they are visualized depends as much on personal aesthetics as on experience.
The rule of thumb is to develop sketches in a straightforward manner while allowing them to be expressive. A few years ago, a Carnegie Mellon design student named Anna Carey coined the term “freshture” in the context of a first-year drawing class. Her insightful, pithy term seemed to sum up the qualities of good sketches the class was describing—fresh and gestural. Freshness or crisp qualities to strokes, so that they look like they are held in tension, make sketches appear more kinetic. Letting gesture influence mark-making by purposefully missing outlines and overdrawing in key areas adds another quality. Said another way, good sketches are accurate and precise in structure and message but rough in an expressive way. This approach allows some flexibility in the reading of the sketch and takes the formality and rigid qualities away to make the drawing more visually accessible. Keeping “freshture” in mind may help to ensure that a sketch reads clearly as a sketch and is not misinterpreted as a final drawing or concrete idea.

Meet the Author

MARK BASKINGER is an associate professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University.  Collaborating with organizations both on campus and beyond, he explores new paradigms for interactive objects, interpretive environments, and experience-driven product development. His work has won design awards from ID Magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America, has been featured widely in design publications, and has been exhibited in museum exhibitions including the Museum of Modern Art. 

WILLIAM BARDEL principal and owner of Luminant Design, which specializes in information design and wayfinding. He has worked as a wayfinding designer at Mijksenaar Arup Wayfinding, as a designer at Joel Katz Design Associates, Concrete Media, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and as an information designer at Resort Technology Partners.

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Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a life experience to get to even come acraost this book it was easy to understand
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book goes into great depth covering perspective drawing. i like the way it is set up and the way they show perspective is fun and interesting. also it does have many great ideas and they are all geared toward perspective drawing. if your looking for drawing nature this would not be the book as its main subject is drawing in perspective.