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An accessible, climate-diverse guide that transforms readers from sustainable design novices to whole-solution problem solvers. Sustainable Design Basics is a student-friendly introduction to a holistic and integral view of sustainable design. Comprehensive in scope, this textbook presents basic technical information, sustainability strategies, and a practical, step-by-step approach for sustainable building projects. Clear and relatable chapters illustrate how to identify the factors that reduce energy use, solve specific sustainable design problems, develop holistic design solutions, and address the social and cultural aspects of sustainable design. Requiring no prior knowledge of the subject, the text’s easy-to-follow methodology leads readers through the fundamental sustainable design principles for the built environment. Sustainably-constructed and maintained buildings protect the health and improve the productivity of their occupants, as well as help to restore the global ecosystem. The authors, leading practitioners and educators in sustainable design, have created a resource that provides a solid introduction to broad level sustainability thinking that students can take forward into their professional practice. Topics include space planning for sustainable design, integrative and collaborative design, standards and rating systems, real-world strategies to conserve energy and resources through leveraging renewable natural resources and innovative construction techniques and their impact on our environment. Usable and useful both in and beyond the classroom, this book: Covers building location strategies, building envelopes and structures, integration of passive and active systems, green materials, and project presentation Examines cultural factors, social equity, ecological systems, and aesthetics Provides diverse student exercises that vary by climate, geography, setting, perspective, and typology Features a companion website containing videos for each sustainable strategy, matrices, templates, Sketch-Up and AutoCAD files, PowerPoint slides, and extensive instructor resources Sustainable Design Basics is an important resource aimed at undergraduate architecture and interior design students, or first-year graduate students, as well as design professionals wishing to integrate sustainable design knowledge and techniques into their practice.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Sharon B. Jaffe
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2020-02-03
Download Book : 496 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781119443803


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DESIGN BASICS, the market-leading text for the two-dimensional design course, now covers 3D design! DESIGN BASICS: 2D and 3D presents art fundamentals in two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures are provided for all elements and principles of design. Icons throughout the book prompt students to access CourseMate (available separately), which provides studio art demonstrations, interactive exercises that help students explore the foundations of art, and an interactive eBook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Stephen Pentak
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2012-01-01
Download Book : 528 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781133710585


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GRAPHIC DESIGN BASICS combines design principles, history, and current technology to present students a comprehensive introduction to the field of graphic design. Keeping pace with rapid changes in the field of design, while maintaining a consistently high academic quality, the text emphasizes design structure, visual perception and digital design, with a wide range of visuals from throughout design history, as well as the latest contemporary illustrations. Each chapter provides assignments with student sample solutions and critique sections to help students apply the concepts and assess their work. This market leader’s interwoven combination of concept, history, and practice rarely found in other graphic design texts has been enriched by integrating material specific to digital design. The accompanying Premium Website offers students bonus images, interviews with artists featured in the text, additional projects, studio techniques and research links. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Amy Arntson
Publisher : Nelson Education
Release Book : 2011-01-01
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781133419501


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DESIGN BASICS:3D presents three-dimensional design concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text practical and easy for students to refer to while they work. This modular format gives instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. Filled with examples from nature, art, and popular culture, this clear and easy-to-use book demystifies the design process as it illustrates the elements of exceptional 3D design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Richard Roth
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2012-04-02
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781133710592


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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Saul Carliner
Publisher : Association for Talent Development
Release Book : 2015-09-16
Download Book : 232 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781607285007


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Basics Product Design: Material Thoughtsdescribes the various materials and processes available to product designers, and how to use and combine them. It encourages an experimental approach to product design and finishing. The book explores the thinking of leading designers and producers who challenge convention through curiosity and experimentation. It aims to promote a physical enquiry of materials and a mentality that is constantly asking ‘what could be done if…?’ Key contributors include: Alessi, Chris Kabel, Demakersvan, droog, Drummond Masterton, Ettore Sottsass, Front, Gene Kiegel, Industreal, Inflate, Ingo Maurer, Jaime Hayon, Jurgen Bey, Kartell, Maarten Baas, Mathias Bengtsson, Matthias Pliessnig, Memphis, molo, Philippe Starck, Shigeru Ban, Simon Heijdens, Stuart Haygarth, Stuart Walker, Studio Libertiny, Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen. Other titles in the Basics Product Design series include: Idea Searching and Visual Conversations.

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Genre Book : Design
Author Book : David Bramston
Publisher : AVA Publishing
Release Book : 2009-04-14
Download Book : 183 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9782940373871


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Lighting is a basic, yet difficult-to-master, element of interior design, and Lighting Design Basics provides the information you need in a concise, highly visual format. Two leading designers, both with decades of experience, offer straightforward coverage of concepts and techniques, and present realistic goals you can use as guides to creating simple, typical lighting designs and when collaborating with professional designers on more complex projects. Design scenarios for more than twenty different spaces illustrate real-world case studies for illuminating residential and commercial spaces, from kitchens to doctors' offices. Each scenario includes an in-depth rationale for the proposed solution, insightful lighting distribution diagrams, floor plans, and details for lighting installation and construction. In addition, exercises allow you to develop lighting design skills in preparation for working on actual projects, as well as the NCIDQ and NCARB exams. Packed with informative illustrations, Lighting Design Basics is an invaluable resource for students, as well as interior designers and architects studying for professional licensing exams.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Mark Karlen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Book : 2011-01-14
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781118039786


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Design Basics Index is full of inspiration for those working in the graphics industry, or those seeking to find a way in. The book guides the reader through a progression of visual and conceptual theories to samples and exercises that will stretch the designer's imagination and creativity. Also included is a section of advice and strategies for gaining agency and freelance work in graphic design, one of the most popular and difficult industries to break into. The Index series has become successful and popular for its hard-working approach and its vigorous and inspiring exercises.

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Genre Book : Commercial art
Author Book : Jim Krause
Publisher : David & Charles Publishers
Release Book : 2004
Download Book : 359 Pages
ISBN-10 : 071532053X


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"A complete how-to guide to help you create quality, performance-base training, develop fundamental training design skills, [and] ensure your training program meets learner needs."

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Genre Book : Business & Economics
Author Book : Saul Carliner
Publisher : ASTD
Release Book : 2015
Download Book : 232 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1562869256


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A national bestseller, DESIGN BASICS presents art fundamentals concepts in full two- to four-page spreads, making the text easy for students to refer to while they work and giving instructors the utmost flexibility in organizing the course. The authors provide diverse, two-dimensional visual examples from many periods, peoples, and cultures for all elements and principles of design. This updated edition features an exciting array of stunning new examples of painting, graphic design, architecture, and new media to help students recognize the language of design in everyday life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Stephen Pentak
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2015-01-01
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781305464933