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How to develop an ethical design practice and build a better world.
The choices made by designers have a significant effect on the world. Yet so much of the discourse on design focuses on aesthetics rather than ethics. In The New Designer, acclaimed author Manuel Lima aims to change this by challenging common myths and preconceptions about what comprises good design. He argues that designers must take responsibility for the personal, societal, cultural, and environmental impact of their work, rather than simply following a standard template.
As he covers fields ranging from graphic design to industrial design to user-experience design, Lima identifies the major steps that designers must take to be a force for good in the world. Rather than sticking to outmoded ideas about perfectionism and individual genius, designers must work together to tackle some of the most challenging questions of the twenty-first century. How do you make room for humanity, with all its wondrous variations, in a society increasingly driven by metrics, algorithms, and profit? How can ecologically responsible designers consider a product's entire life cycle and look well into the future? And how can designers better respond to a community's local needs while taking advantage of global networks?
Blending approaches derived from ethics, psychology, economics, and ecology, The New Designer is a vital, field-changing treatise that will appeal to any reader who seeks to understand design's massive influence on the contemporary world.
- Princeton architectural
- 19 Avril 2017
Après le succès de The Book of Trees, le spécialiste de la datavisualisation Manuel Lima propose une analyse du cercle en tant que roue, globe, noeud, flux ou spirale. Il approche de nombreux domaines de la connaissance pour montrer comment nous utilisons le cercle pour mettre en forme les données. Des pièces de monnaie sumériennes au diagramme de Venn en passant par des plans d'église, des cartographies anciennes de la voûte céleste ou la représentation du son, il explore toutes les qualités du rond pour transmettre l'information.
Networks are all around us. Our brain is a network of cells and cells themselves are networks of molecules. Societies are networks of people and on a larger scale, food webs and ecosystems are networks of species. Networks are not just prevalent in nature but also in many manmade structures, like power grids, transportation systems and the Internet. In October 2005, Manuel Lima, an interaction designer and researcher, founded VisualComplexity.com, a comprehensive repository of complex network visualisations. From an initial collection of roughly 80 projects, the website quickly grew to encompass over 700 projects, with a goal to facilitate a critical understanding of a spectrum of network visualisation methods. This book analyses, collects and presents some of the most interesting examples of information graphics in a single volume. Never before have we felt so strongly the notion of living in a highly interdependent world, where everything appears to be connected to everything else
- Princeton architectural
- 1 Mars 2014
Depuis le Moyen-Âge, les arbres et les arborescences ont offert de nombreuses possibilités dans la représentation de l'information et l'on peut même dire qu'ils sont les ancêtres des tableaux et diagrammes qui abondent aujourd'hui dans les publications.