- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Crisp Learning; 3 edition (July 25, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1560526793
- ISBN-13: 978-1560526797
- Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Crisp: Universal Traveler Paperback – Deluxe Edition, July 25, 2003
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It is true that the UT is a tremendous aid in unlocking a creative spirit necessary to various design problem situations. But the real power of the book is to be found when it is applied to all aspects of one's life in general. This is due to the fact that, for those more philosophically minded, The Universal Traveler method embodies a "moderate realist" approach to reality. In the process of solving problems, or improving situations as Koberg and Bagnall term it, you can make tremendous discoveries regarding both the structure of reality and, most important, the character of your self.
Should you choose to purchase and use this book, I would like to offer you some advice: read the book twice and then use it exactly as Koberg and Bagnall suggest. Start with small and limited projects and develop your understanding of the method before you move on to bigger and more complex ones. ** You will only unlock the power of this work by using the method. "" And, lastly, I would highly recommend you find one of the early editions, 1971 to 1976. There was a magic in the early work that seems to have been lost in the more "improved" editions.
I would like to thank publicly both Don Koberg and Jim Bagnall for having written this book. I can state without hesitation that it ranks among the top 10 books I have ever read. I use the UT process/method daily. As I have said over the years to the countless people to whom I have recommended this book, " . . . it is worth its weight in gold."
If I controlled the world, design process would be taught right along side of reading, writing, math and science. Design is the overarching, integrative, unifying thought process needed to plow through the many muddles of our contemporary era. We don't need ideology, we need design methodology (for everyone).
Read this book and take it seriously. Apply it to your life and profession. It will open your eyes to new possibilities, and empower you to find an approach to difficult challenges. You will no longer think in nouns, but more in verbs. There are no solutions, only solutioning. Understanding this is liberating.
This book, if you really get it, is tranformational. When I taught these methods, the "A" students rebelled, wanting me to provide the same old fixed star answers so that they might report them back to me on tests. The smartest students, not "A" students, were ignited by the prospect of "answering", rather than being furnished the answers. Design process is the management of "answering", while understanding that the answers will never be perfect and must be tuned and tinkered along the way.
Become a life designer, not a solution subscriber. Get this book. It has been pivotal in my life. Perhaps the most important book I ever read. Teach it to your children and grandchildren. Use this design approach to manage change and find solutions. It works.
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I love this book!! I have used it as an educator and as a professional motion media artist for years. It definitely gets the wheels spinning!Published 6 months ago by Julie Best
Some great advice here, but a bit quirky (however, maybe that's the point, to self-regulate what inspires you). Read morePublished 12 months ago by Eldorado76
I was introduced to this publication about the creative process during a wonderful graphic arts course taught by Paul Levy at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC, back in... Read morePublished 13 months ago by W. Torrey
Breadth of practical approaches to tackling problem formation and multiple solutionsPublished 16 months ago by rc