Rapid Viz

Author: Kurt Hanks
Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
ISBN: 159863268X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Architecture

"Rapid Viz: A New Method for the Rapid Visualization of Ideas, Third Edition", provides hands-on instruction on quick sketching skills and techniques that allow readers to capture their ideas into visual form. Emphasizing speed and simplicity, the book breaks drawing down to the essentials, teaching the fundamental techniques of graphic art and design using only felt-tip pens and plain paper. Suitable for those in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, industrial design, interior design, and other related arts and sciences, readers learn by doing as they master practical drawing skills in this fully updated instructional book.

Rapid Viz

Author: Kurt Hanks
Publisher: Crisp Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1560520558
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Reference

This book helps people to quickly master the fundamental techniques of graphic art and design using felt-tip pens and plain paper.

The Rapid Vis Toolkit

Author: Kurt Hanks
Publisher: Crisp Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1560526750
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Genre: Art

This is an intriguing collection of powerful drawing tools for the rapid visualization of ideas in a kit originally designed for designers and architects. Illustrations.

Drawing Ideas

Author: Mark Baskinger
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780385344524
Release Date: 2013-11-19
Genre: Design

A primer for design professionals across all disciplines that helps them create compelling and original concept designs by hand--as opposed to on the computer--in order to foster collaboration and win clients. In today's design world, technology for expressing ideas is pervasive; CAD models and renderings created with computer software provide an easy option for creating highly rendered pieces. However, the accessibility of this technology means that fewer designers know how to draw by hand, express their ideas spontaneously, and brainstorm effectively.In a unique board binding that mimics a sketchbook, Drawing Ideas provides a complete foundation in the techniques and methods for effectively communicating to an audience through clear and persuasive drawings.


Author: Kurt Hanks
Publisher: Los Altos, Calif. : Crisp Publications
ISBN: 156052054X
Release Date: 1992-08-10
Genre: Reference

Presents a collection of over nine hundred drawings and sketches to instruct readers on the fundamental techniques of drawing.

Drawing for Designers

Author: Alan Pipes
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1856695336
Release Date: 2007-08-09
Genre: Design

There is a dearth of books covering drawing and product design. Drawing for Designers fills this gap, offering a comprehensive guide to drawing for product/ industrial designers and students. As well as industrial product design, the book encompasses automotive design and the design of other 3D artefacts such as jewelry and furniture. Covering both manual and computer drawing methods, the book follows the design process: from initial concept sketches; through presentation drawings and visualizations; general arrangement and detail drafting; to fully dimensioned production drawings; and beyond to technical illustrations and exploded/assembly diagrams used for publicity and instructing the end user in the product's assembly, operation, and maintenance. Case study spreads featuring famous designer productsshown both as drawn concepts and the finished object are interspersed with the chapters. There are also several 'how-to-do-it' step-by-step sequences.


Author: Giard
ISBN: 1938695127
Release Date: 2014-01-01

Beyond Words

Author: Milly R. Sonneman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 0898159113
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Business & Economics

This colorful, offbeat business guide—sort of THINKERTOYS meets SARK—shows how to add zip, interaction, and excitement to just about any kind of meeting or presentation. The author has helped everyone from engineers to corporate planners create stunning visual presentations, showing them how to use visual symbols and color to map out ideas, plans, projections, and the like. Even if you can't draw a straight line, this book will have you doodling away like a pro in no time flat, and turning the most boring planning sessions into whiz-bang think tanks. Even the most pinstriped project teams have found these tools useful when mapping out strategic plans, capturing vision sessions, depicting project designs, or making training programs fun and memorable. Real-life success stories and step-by-step drawing hints make this the must-have book for managers, facilitators, trainers, and anyone who helps groups work together.

Liminal Thinking

Author: Dave Gray
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
ISBN: 9781933820620
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Business & Economics

"Why do some people succeed at change while others fail? It's the way they think! Liminal thinking is a way to create change by understanding, shaping, and reframing beliefs. What beliefs are stopping you right now? You have a choice. You can create the world you want to live in, or live in a world created by others. If you are ready to start making changes, read this book."

Sketching and Rendering of Interior Spaces

Author: Ivo D. Drpic
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 0823048535
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Architecture

Demonstrates the use of basic materials, techniques, and perspectives, provides a variety of sample sketches, and shows how to create specific atmospheres

Improve Your Copywriting Teach Yourself

Author: Jonathan Gabay
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 9781444129465
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Fully revised for today's practical copywriting requirements, Improve your Copywriting, by one of the UK's leading copywriters, reveals some of advertising's greatest creative secrets. From planning to implementation, it will guide you step-by-step through copywriting skills for a range of disciplines, including: - the internet - radio and TV - business-to-business - public relations - recruitment - charities - ...and many more! Throughout the book you'll find quick tips and author insights summarizsng what you have read and exercises for you to do. A practical glossary with useful addresses will help you to build you skills even further. So if you are ready to have fun whilst learning how to succeed in one of the most exciting areas of marketing communications, read this book and explore your full copywriting potential. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of copywriting. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Thinking with a Pencil

Author: Henning Nelms
Publisher: Girard & Stewart
ISBN: 1626541841
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Architecture

""If you have enough skill with a pencil to write your own name, you can make a drawing."" Finally back in print for the first time in 30 years, Henning Nelms' "Thinking with a Pencil" is truly a classic in its field. First published in 1957, Nelms anticipated with precision and ingenuity many features of thought and the creative process that we are just now coming to accept as true. Nelms' great breakthrough lies in his arsenal of inventive techniques for using drawing as a thinking aide and tool for the organization and presentation of ideas. With "Thinking with a Pencil" on your bookshelf, you'll be able to quickly master the practical applications of drawing and illustration. At once an instructional book and an investigation of the conceptual barrier between word and thought, "Thinking with a Pencil" teaches drawing as a tool for communication and explains how our minds interact with illustrations, diagrams, figures, etc. Professionals in design, engineering, sales, and businesses of all kinds will find it invaluable. There are over 650 illustrations and examples packed into this portable book, making it the ultimate resource for those who want to supercharge their cognitive process with the addition of visual elements.

The Designful Company

Author: Marty Neumeier
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0321648811
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Business & Economics

Part manifesto, part handbook, THE DESIGNFUL COMPANY provides a lively overview of a growing trend in management–design thinking as a business competence. According to the author, traditional managers have relied on a two-step process to make decisions, which he calls “knowing” and “doing.” Yet in today’s innovation-driven marketplace, managers need to insert a middle step, called “making.” Making is a phase in which assumptions are questioned, futures are imagined, and prototypes are tested, producing a wide range of options that didn’t exist before. The reader is challenged to consider the author’s bold assertion: There can be no real innovation without design. Those who are new to Marty Neumeier’s “whiteboard” series may want to ramp up with the first two books, THE BRAND GAP and ZAG. Both are easy reads. Covered in THE DESIGNFUL COMPANY: - the top 10 “wicked problems” that only design can solve - a new, broader definition of design - why designing trumps deciding in an era of change - how to harness the “organic drivetrain” of value creation - how aesthetics add nuance to managing - 16 levers to transform your company - why you should bring design management inside - how to assemble an innovation metateam - how to recognize and reward talent From the back cover: The complex business problems we face today can’t be solved with the same thinking that created them. Instead, we need to start from a place outside traditional management. Forget total quality. Forget top-down strategy. In an era of fast-moving markets and leap-frogging innovations, we can no longer “decide” the way forward. Today we have to “design” the way forward–or risk ending up in the fossil layers of history. Marty Neumeier, author of THE BRAND GAP and ZAG, presents the new management engine that can transform your company into a powerhouse of nonstop innovation.

A Picture s Worth 1 000 Words

Author: Jean Westcott
Publisher: Pfeiffer
ISBN: PSU:000045770111
Release Date: 1996-10-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Dramatically increase the impact of your presentations with visuals. Drawings are a quick way to organize and connect ideas and keep the creative juices flowing during presentations and meetings. This workbook will show you how to: * Draw simple objects to help your audience relate information * Print words quickly and legibly * Add action to your presentation through simple visuals * Use color strategically . . . and more! Designed to be reused, this workbook will help you gain the skills and confidence to express your ideas with pictures. You don't have to be a graphic artist to add graphic dimension to your presentation. With these simple graphics tips, you'll soon be on your way to creating a fun and impactful presentation!

How to Use Your Eyes

Author: James Elkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135961602
Release Date: 2007-08-20
Genre: Art

James Elkins's How to Use Your Eyes invites us to look at--and maybe to see for the first time--the world around us, with breathtaking results. Here are the common artifacts of life, often misunderstood and largely ignored, brought into striking focus. With the discerning eye of a painter and the zeal of a detective, Elkins explores complicated things like mandalas, the periodic table, or a hieroglyph, remaking the world into a treasure box of observations--eccentric, ordinary, marvelous.