The Non Designer s Design Book

The Non Designer s Design Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2014-11-20
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 99998
ISBN: 9780133966343
Language: en
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For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects

The Non designer s Presentation Book

The Non designer s Presentation Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2010
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9780321656216
Language: en
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Provides information on creating an effective digital presentation, covering such topics as animation, plot, contrast, software, and handouts.

The Non Designer s InDesign Book

The Non Designer s InDesign Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2011-09-28
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132732987
Language: en
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Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe’s creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. If Adobe InDesign CS5.5 is the one app in the suite that makes you feel like you’re entering a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, Robin Williams provides the perfect travel guide and translator in this new edition to the best-selling Non-Designer’s series. This fun, straight-forward, four-color book includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach InDesign CS5.5 to beginners in such a way that you can jump in at any point to learn a specific tool or technique. Along the way, Robin offers design tips for making your work communicate appropriately and beautifully. Whether you need to create your own marketing materials for a small business or organization, or you want your student or business papers to be perceived as more professional, or you want to become more proficient with the design tools you already use, this book is the fastest and most efficient path to mastering basic tasks InDesign. In this non-designer’s guide to InDesign CS5.5, you’ll learn: How to create basic design projects, such as flyers, business cards, letterhead, ads, brochures, CD covers, and much more How to add images to your pages and crop, rotate, resize, and add effects to those images How to use InDesign’s typographic tools to make your work look professional How to use style sheets so every job is easier to create and work with How to use tabs and indents with confidence and predictability How to create nice-looking tables to effectively organize data And, of course, the basics of working in InDesign with layers, panels, tools, etc.

Hello Web Design

Hello Web Design
Author: Tracy Osborn
Release: 2021-06-22
Editor: No Starch Press
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781718501386
Language: en
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This book democratizes web development for everyone. It's a fun, clever guide that covers all of the key design principles, best practices, useful shortcuts, pro tips, real-world examples, and basic coding tutorials needed to produce a beautiful website that you'll feel confident sharing with the world. Because you, too, can design for the web! Hello Web Design contains everything you need to feel comfortable doing your own web development, including an abundance of real-life website examples that will inspire and motivate you. No need to spend time and money hiring an expensive graphic designer; this book will walk you through the fundamentals - and shortcuts - you need to do it all yourself, right now.

The Non designer s Design Book

The Non designer s Design Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 144
ISBN: UOM:39015048580875
Language: en
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Defines page layout and design principles and explains how to use space, color, and type to create dynamic-looking documents and Web pages

The Non Designer s Illustrator Book

The Non Designer s Illustrator Book
Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Release: 2011-10-23
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132733038
Language: en
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Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s series from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach the tools and features in Illustrator CS5.5 that designers (as opposed to illustrators) need to use. Along the way, the book offers many design tips for non-designers. Individual exercises ensure that a reader can jump in at any point and learn a specific tool or technique. In this non-designer’s guide to Illustrator techniques, you’ll learn: How vector images, as in Illustrator, are different from raster images, as in Photoshop, and when to choose which one How to use Illustrator CS5.5’s tools to create and work with lines, shapes, anchor points and control handles, color, etc. How to draw your own shapes and trace others How to enter text and control the design of it How to take advantage of the symbol libraries, clipping masks, variable-width strokes, and much more When and why to rasterize elements of your vector image

The Non Designer s Photoshop Book

The Non Designer s Photoshop Book
Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Release: 2011-07-24
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780132732949
Language: en
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Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. This new addition to the popular Non-Designer’s books from best-selling authors Robin Williams and John Tollett uses a series of individual exercises to teach image-editing tasks in Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 specifically to designers, who need to enhance their photos for use in brochures, advertising, Flickr, Facebook, websites, and so on. In this fun, full-color, straight-forward guide to Photoshop CS5.5, you’ll learn: Basic photo editing, such as how to smooth out wrinkles, remove blemishes, lose a little weight, clean up dust and scratches, brighten and sharpen the image, delete people, remove or add space in the middle of a photo, and more How to further manipulate and enhance images with filters and effects How to draw and paint with customized brushes, and how to colorize a black-and-white image All about layers and how to take advantage of them How and when to use paths, layer masks, and clipping masks to increase your editing capabilities How to merge several photos into one panorama, use the Puppet Warp feature, remove lens distortion, and much more Whether you need to improve or edit your photos for your graphic design work or to upload to your Flickr or Facebook account, this book is the easiest path to mastering basic tasks in Photoshop.

The Non designer s Design Book

The Non designer s Design Book
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2008
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 215
ISBN: 0321534042
Language: en
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The long-awaited update to the best-selling design guide classic by celebrated author Robin Williams - now in colour!

Design For How People Learn

Design For How People Learn
Author: Julie Dirksen
Release: 2011-11-07
Editor: New Riders
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780132693769
Language: en
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Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. In Design For How People Learn, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.

Extra Bold

Extra Bold
Author: Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Tobias
Release: 2021-06-25
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781648960222
Language: en
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Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative (design) career guide for everyone! Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews. • Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures in the workplace and how to navigate them. • Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers. • Biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism. • Practical guides cover everything from starting out, to wage gaps, coming out at work, cover letters, mentoring, and more. A new take on the design canon. • Opens with critical essays that rethink design principles and practices through theories of feminism, anti-racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking. • Features interviews, essays, typefaces, and projects from dozens of contributors with a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and positions of economic and social privilege. • Adds new voices to the dominant design canon. Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, with original, handcrafted illustrations by Jennifer Tobias that bring warmth, happiness, humor, and narrative depth to the book. Extra Bold is written by Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type), Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara.

Graphic Design for Non Designers

Graphic Design for Non Designers
Author: Tony Seddon,Jane Cooper
Release: 2017-08-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 224
ISBN: 2888933454
Language: en
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Whether its a birthday card for a relative or a poster for a neighbourhood event, at some point in our lives, almost all of us will produce a piece of graphic design. We all make design choices everyday, in the fonts we choose for our emails, the filters and crops we use for our photos, and the colours we choose to dress ourselves in. If you have never studied graphic design formally but want something that looks smart and well made, this is the book for you. Arming you with all the basic knowledge you need to get professional-looking results, using simple jargon-free tutorials, this is the one-stop must-have guide for anyone who wants to learn about graphic design, but doesn't know where to start.

The Graphic Design Reference Specification Book

The Graphic Design Reference   Specification Book
Author: Poppy Evans,Aaris Sherin,Irina Lee
Release: 2013-09
Editor: Rockport Pub
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781592538515
Language: en
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The Graphic Design Reference & Specification Book should always be next to a designer's computer. Completely practical with only the most needed information, this valuable book provides designers with all the little details that can make or break a design, such as how much space to leave in the gutter when designing barrel folds, how to layout a template for a box, and the ratios of each part, as well as metric conversion charts, standard envelope sizes in the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia, and much more. This hardworking handbook is compact and accessible and is a must-have for any graphic designer.

Graphics for Learning

Graphics for Learning
Author: Ruth C. Clark,Chopeta Lyons
Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780470547441
Language: en
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Are you getting the most learning value from visuals? Thoroughly revised and updated, Graphics for Learning is the second edition of the bestselling book that summarizes the guidelines for the best use of graphics for instructional materials, including multimedia, texts, working aids, and slides. The guidelines are based on the most current empirical scientific research and are illustrated with a wealth of examples from diverse training materials. The authors show how to plan illustrations for various types of content, including facts, concepts, processes, procedures, and principles. The book also discusses technical and environmental factors that will influence how instructional professionals can apply the guidelines to their training projects. Praise for the First Edition "For years I've been looking for a book that links cognitive research on learning to graphics and instructional design. Here it is! Ruth Clark and Chopeta Lyons not only explain how to make graphics work—they've created a very interesting read, full of useful guidelines and examples." —Lynn Kearny, CPT, instructional designer and graphic communicator, Graphic Tools for Thinking and Learning "Finally! A book that integrates visual design into the larger context of instructional design and development." —Linda Lohr, Ed.D., author, Creating Graphics for Learning and assistant professor, University of Northern Colorado

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
Author: Susan Weinschenk
Release: 2011-04-14
Editor: Pearson Education
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0132658607
Language: en
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We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as: What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What makes memories stick? What is more important, peripheral or central vision? How can you predict the types of errors that people will make? What is the limit to someone’s social circle? How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step? What line length for text is best? Are some fonts better than others? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.

The Non designer s Web Book

The Non designer s Web Book
Author: Robin Williams,John Tollett
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 335
ISBN: UOM:39076002745011
Language: en
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Demonstrates Web design basics and offers advice on navigation, interfaces, graphic file format, image preparation, and animation, while explaining how to test, upload, register, and promote effective Web sites.

Game Programming Patterns

Game Programming Patterns
Author: Robert Nystrom
Release: 2014-11-03
Editor: Genever Benning
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9780990582915
Language: en
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The biggest challenge facing many game programmers is completing their game. Most game projects fizzle out, overwhelmed by the complexity of their own code. Game Programming Patterns tackles that exact problem. Based on years of experience in shipped AAA titles, this book collects proven patterns to untangle and optimize your game, organized as independent recipes so you can pick just the patterns you need. You will learn how to write a robust game loop, how to organize your entities using components, and take advantage of the CPUs cache to improve your performance. You'll dive deep into how scripting engines encode behavior, how quadtrees and other spatial partitions optimize your engine, and how other classic design patterns can be used in games.

Designing Web Navigation

Designing Web Navigation
Author: James Kalbach
Release: 2007-08-28
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0596553781
Language: en
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Thoroughly rewritten for today's web environment, this bestselling book offers a fresh look at a fundamental topic of web site development: navigation design. Amid all the changes to the Web in the past decade, and all the hype about Web 2.0 and various "rich" interactive technologies, the basic problems of creating a good web navigation system remain. Designing Web Navigation demonstrates that good navigation is not about technology-it's about the ways people find information, and how you guide them. Ideal for beginning to intermediate web designers, managers, other non-designers, and web development pros looking for another perspective, Designing Web Navigation offers basic design principles, development techniques and practical advice, with real-world examples and essential concepts seamlessly folded in. How does your web site serve your business objectives? How does it meet a user's needs? You'll learn that navigation design touches most other aspects of web site development. This book: Provides the foundations of web navigation and offers a framework for navigation design Paints a broad picture of web navigation and basic human information behavior Demonstrates how navigation reflects brand and affects site credibility Helps you understand the problem you're trying to solve before you set out to design Thoroughly reviews the mechanisms and different types of navigation Explores "information scent" and "information shape" Explains "persuasive" architecture and other design concepts Covers special contexts, such as navigation design for web applications Includes an entire chapter on tagging While Designing Web Navigation focuses on creating navigation systems for large, information-rich sites serving a business purpose, the principles and techniques in the book also apply to small sites. Well researched and cited, this book serves as an excellent reference on the topic, as well as a superb teaching guide. Each chapter ends with suggested reading and a set of questions that offer exercises for experiencing the concepts in action.

User Experience Design for Non Designers

User Experience Design for Non Designers
Author: Nicholas Brown
Release: 2018-02-03
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1984227009
Language: en
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This book is an exploration of User Experience Design (UXD). It helps you learn and understand how to design your applications in order to improve the user experience. The UX principles have been discussed. These are the principles that you should stick to when designing an app in order to improve the user experience. Interaction Design principles have also been explored. These are the principles that are concerned with the design of human-computer systems. You are guided on how to design such systems so that they can be friendly to the users. Before designing any app, whether mobile, web etc, it is good for one to know the requirements of users. The requirements define what the users are expecting from the app, and these can only be obtained through research. The author guides you on the best ways and approaches on how to conduct such a research. You are also guided on how to apply the user experience when designing web applications. The author also guides you on how to apply user experience when designing mobile applications for both Android and iOS. The following topics have been discussed in this book: - UX Principles - Interaction Design Principles - User research - How to Apply User Experience for Websites - How to Apply User Experience for Mobile Apps: iOS/Android

Thinking with Type

Thinking with Type
Author: Ellen Lupton
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781616893507
Language: en
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"Thinking with Type is to typography what Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time is to physics."—I Love Typography The best-selling Thinking with Type in a revised and expanded second edition: Thinking with Type is the definitive guide to using typography in visual communication. Ellen Lupton provides clear and focused guidance on how letters, words, and paragraphs should be aligned, spaced, ordered, and shaped. The book covers all typography essentials, from typefaces and type families, to kerning and tracking, to using a grid. Visual examples show how to be inventive within systems of typographic form, including what the rules are, and how to break them. This revised edition includes forty-eight pages of new content with the latest information on: • style sheets for print and the web • the use of ornaments and captions • lining and non-lining numerals • the use of small caps and enlarged capitals • mixing typefaces • font formats and font licensing Plus, new eye-opening demonstrations of basic typography design with letters, helpful exercises, and dozens of additional illustrations. Thinking with Type is the typography book for everyone: designers, writers, editors, students, and anyone else who works with words. If you love font and lettering books, Ellen Lupton's guide reveals the way typefaces are constructed and how to use them most effectively. Fans of Thinking with Type will love Ellen Lupton's new book Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers.

The Mac is Not a Typewriter

The Mac is Not a Typewriter
Author: Robin Williams
Release: 2003
Editor: Peachpit Press
Pages: 88
ISBN: UOM:39015056505442
Language: en
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Covers punctuation, special characters, accent marks, fonts, tabs, indentations, widows and orphans, hyphenations, line breaks, linespacing, justified text, and typeface combinations.