Programming Books C Java PHP Python Learn more Browse Programming Books
Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Trade in your item
Get a $6.41
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process: Strategies for print and new media designers Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0321350244 ISBN-10: 0321350243

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from Collectible from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$47.73 $16.34 $97.87

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Shop the New Digital Design Bookstore
Check out the Digital Design Bookstore, a new hub for photographers, art directors, illustrators, web developers, and other creative individuals to find highly rated and highly relevant career resources. Shop books on web development and graphic design, or check out blog posts by authors and thought-leaders in the design industry. Shop now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders (October 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321350243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321350244
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,450,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Design process is an elusive beast. Cloninger has tamed it, and has it doing tricks in his living room."
Casey Reas, Associate Professor, UCLA Design MediaArts,
Co-founder of Processing.org

"When your sketchbookis empty and your imagination has run dry, Hot-Wiring Your Creative Process will help get your mojo unstuck and your creative juices flowing.
Jeffrey Zeldman, Author,
Designing With Web Standards, Second Edition

About the Author

Curt Cloning er is a writer, teacher, artist, and designer. He is the  author of Hot-Wiring Your Creative Pr ocess (2006) and Fresh S tyles for Web Designe rs (2001). His work has been featured in The New York Time s and I.D. Magazin e, on ABC World New s, and at exhibitions from Korea to Brazil. Curt frequently speaks at international art and design conferences, and is a Lecturer of Multimedia Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. His sites are lab404.com, playdamage.org, and deepyoung.org.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Diane Cipollo on March 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
Being creative is very difficult for me. The movie actor and singer Judy Garland was called "one take Judy" because she could act a scene or record a song perfectly in one take. Creativity doesn't come that easily for me. Sometimes it becomes so difficult that I want to give up, close up Photoshop and just write computer programs for a living. Programming is comforting. There are rules to follow and as long as you don't break them, your program will work. But eventually, I find myself back into Photoshop trying again to be creative. If you want to be a professional artist, you need to be creative "on demand" and, to make things even more difficult, the project concept is usually not yours. So what do you do? I am always in search of that "secret" which will help me become and, even more importantly, stay creative. One thing that can help, until you find that magic pill, is to study how other artists are creative.

This book, by Curt Cloninger, has some very useful ideas for increasing your creativity. He uses quotes, tidbits and interviews to share his and other artists' creative process. He begins by breaking down the creative process into four steps; predesign, design, development and implementation. He discusses how each step is influenced by the needs of the artist and client. He then shows several ways to stay creative from brainstorming to using a set of cards by Peter Schmidt called Oblique Strategies: Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas.

Another source of creativity is what has been done before. Cloninger discusses how to recognize good design and ideas from history and how they might be applied to your current project. He then moves on to software and grids.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
HOT-WIRING YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS: STRATEGIES FOR PRINT AND NEW MEDIA DESIGNERS tells how to recognize and believe in creativity, using inspiration past and present to evaluate work, develop new experimental applications for standard tasks, and more. Any designer who would streamline creativity and develop more efficient work habits will find HOT-WIRING YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS comes packed with tips on how to put into practice an array of creative techniques.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By N. Truong on August 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have several books designed about creativity and this is the best one that I've read. It is filled with solid information, not gimmicks.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Rudy Gardea on January 15, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book is trying to do too much within the pages featured here. It touches on a large amount of information but lacks the depth necessary to make it a go to book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Product Images from Customers

Search
ARRAY(0x9beb24e0)