Design Thinking

What is design thinking? This creative approach has been deeply influential in the design world in recent years, leading to heated debate about the design thinking process, both pro and con. Imprint has provided a online forum to explore graphic design thinking as it is put into practice with clients and within companies—essential reading for today’s designers, art directors, and design leaders.

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Urban Sprawl: 5 Design Trends Driving the Way You’ll Live in the Future

Cities are growing in size and the sprawl is increasing by leaps and bounds. This growth spurt introduces new challenges for businesses and residents as they attempt to navigate a number of dynamics. The result are design trends in Agri-culture, Urban Defense, Augmentality, Conspicuous Isolation and Frugeois.

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Haiku Txt in Wd Type

Dirk Hagner reveals the brilliant things that happen when you mix haiku with text message lingo and woodcuts.

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2015 AIGA Medalists: MoMA Design Curator Paola Antonelli

Each year, AIGA selects a series of designers and visual artists to present with the AIGA Medal. A truly distinguished honor, the medal is awarded to individuals in recognition of their exceptional achievements, services or other contributions to the field of design and visual communication.  “I think I’m very, very lucky. Without planning too much, I...

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Cultivating Creativity: Field Notes for Greater Productivity

Maria Fabrizio’s book Cultivating Creativity is an enjoyable read that compares gardening with design. This book is more of a field guide to creative self-discovery that helps you consider when your best ideas are flowing, when you produce the best work and what routine will help you accomplish your goals. This guide is divided...

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Nimble Design: Creative Thinking in the Digital Age

“Employers want to hire nimble thinkers: people who are not only content experts but who also are agile in adapting to new technology and new directions in their fields.” — Robin Landa Robin Landa’s latest book, Nimble: Thinking Creatively in the Digital Age, encourages and nourishes nimble thinking — the ability to adapt and...

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Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1

As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...