- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill (November 19, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385344627
- ISBN-13: 978-0385344623
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.2 x 10.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About 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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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.
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Again the book is great lots of great info but the kindle version which is priced similarly is no where near as engaging as the real thing. Yes I have both and I wish I could sell my digital version.
The hundreds of drawings and sketches are worth it alone but the writing is also excellent and not fluffy. The focus is on the understanding your goals, following the process, and getting the mindset of creating sketches quickly to communicate rough ideas for further refinement. The book is loaded with great perspectives and tips on how to capture your ideas.
Its great for people with no experience sketching but great for people who have been sketching for a while.
This one is one of my favorites out of all the design books I've bought.
enough in terms of faculties view point. More finished version of each topic would make this book better. Illustrations are well chosen but
may add more selection with balanced regions in the world. Please pursue and explore.