Icon Design: Graphic Icons in Computer Interface Design

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"Though design for computer applications is a relatively new phenomenon, the boom in the home computer marketplace means that this is now the fastest-growing area of design. While providing boundless creative opportunities for the graphic designer, the challenge of designing interface icons - the symbols that represent applications, documents, functionality, and any other facet of the software that gives it a graphic identity - has often been underestimated. icon design offers practical, comprehensible, jargon-free advice for designing
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Overview

"Though design for computer applications is a relatively new phenomenon, the boom in the home computer marketplace means that this is now the fastest-growing area of design. While providing boundless creative opportunities for the graphic designer, the challenge of designing interface icons - the symbols that represent applications, documents, functionality, and any other facet of the software that gives it a graphic identity - has often been underestimated. icon design offers practical, comprehensible, jargon-free advice for designing cutting-edge icons, and includes an inspirational showcase of contemporary icon designs."--BOOK JACKET.
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Following an overview of graphical user interfaces for IBM-PCs Macintosh computers, a British freelance illustrator describes icon design application tools for both platforms and for the Internet. Includes colorful icons to emulate, case studies of two innovative designers, and a glossary of computerese. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823025220
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Design Directories Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Iconic History 10
2 Contemporary Icons 34
3 Pick and Choose 84
4 Internet Icons 104
5 Case Studies 118
6 Designing Icons 132
7 Reference 178
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