Time Management for Architects and Designers / Edition 1

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Overview

For those who are tired of all-nighters, missed deadlines, and playing catch-up, help is at hand.Time Management for Architects and Designers addresses the special time-management issues that confront those whose success depends on the skillful, creative, and effective use of their time. It offers students and professionals guidance in recognizing and understanding their problems and developing effective strategies for overcoming them. Illustrated with lighthearted drawings, it includes exercises aimed at exploring each designer’s own unique situation and reinforcing good practice, a host of remedies for bad habits, and a personal time-management implementation plan that will help in getting every job done on time.

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Editorial Reviews

David Stembel - Space and Culture
“The first chapter is entitled 'Do you have time to read this book?' I did, and would now like to answer for design students and young professionals—make the time. 'Getting started' is one of the biggest time management difficulties. Get started—check out this book.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393731330
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/19/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 676,990
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thorbjoern Mann was trained at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and received his master’s and Ph.D. in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. The author of Building Economics for Architects and articles on design methodology, theory, and education, he is professor emeritus at the School of Architecture, Florida A&M University, where he helped several generations of students manage their time better.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 Do You Have Time to Read This Book? 9
2 Designers' Time Management Problems: An Overview 16
3 Starting at Home: The Designer as a Source of Time Management Problems 27
4 Designers' Work and the Nature of Design Problems 61
5 How Designers Work: Approach and Process 70
6 The Workplace 111
7 The Social Work Environment 127
8 The Tools Designers Use 136
9 Your Personal Time Management Implementation Plan 150
10 Time's Up! 169
Index 173
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