The Pocket Universal Methods of Design

100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions

The Pocket Universal Methods of Design
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The ultimate handbook for designers, students, even educators, The Pocket Universal Methods of Design is armed with 100 principles of design knowledge to keep your team sharp.

This handy, pocket-version of the Universal Methods of Design provides the same thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design. And now it’s delivered in a concise, accessible format that fits in any bag or purse!

Each method of research is distilled down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help design teams select and implement the most credible research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects. This valuable guide:
  • Dismantles the myth that user research methods are complicated, expensive, and time-consuming
  • Creates a shared meaning for cross-disciplinary design teams
  • Illustrates methods with compelling visualizations and case studies
  • Characterizes each method at a glance
Don't wait to get your team on the same page and designing in a completely new, more effective way! 

The author

Bruce Hanington is the co-author of the best-selling Universal Methods of Design and an associate professor, director of graduate studies, and former program chair of industrial design in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has dedicated his teaching and research to methods and practices for human-centered design, with an emphasis on design ethnography, participatory design, and the meaning of form in context. He has consulted on design projects with GE Appliance and Johnson and Johnson, and his work has been published in Design Issues, The Design Journal, and Interactions, with chapters in Designing Inclusive Futures and Design and Emotion: The Experience of Everyday Things.

Bella Martin, co-author of the best-selling Universal Methods of Design, is a design practitioner and independent consultant in Atlanta, Georgia, where she brings her expertise for design research methods to companies who are new to user-centered design, but eager to give their users a voice in the design process. She holds a Master of Design in Communication Planning and Information Design from Carnegie Mellon University, where she first began her ongoing work in visualizing user-centered research methods.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 208 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593741
Illustrations: 150 Color Photos
Size: 5 in x 5 in / 127 mm x 127 mm
Published:

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