Karl Aspelund takes readers on a guided tour of seven stages of design, from Inspiration, Identification, Conceptualization, Exploration/Refinement, Definition/Modeling, Communication and Production. "Perspectives" features highlight individual designers and artists, and end-of-chapter exercises help transform design projects to reality.
With a thoroughly updated illustrations, the Third Edition of this successful book includes more on sustainability, globalization and collaborative teamwork. Additional Perspectives features provide further inspiration from real-life designers.
Karl Aspelund, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textiles Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island and has been a designer, artist, and teacher for over 20 years in apparel, theater, film and digital media. He received his PhD in Anthropology and Material Culture from Boston University, University Professors Program, where his dissertation on women's national dress practices in Iceland was awarded the University Professor's Edmonds Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation of the Academic Year 2010-2011. Aspelund's research interests are in the field of apparel design and personal and national identity creation.
Ch 1 Inspiration Ch 2 Identification Ch 3 Conceptualization Ch 4 Exploration/Refinement Ch 5 Definition/Modeling Ch 6 Communication Ch 7 Production Appendices: Elements & Principles of Design; Recommended Reading and Resources, Notable Designers and Architects; Reading the Zeitgeist; Zeitgeist and Design: A Timeline