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Five Design-Sheets: Creative Design and Sketching for Computing and Visualisation

Authors: Roberts, Jonathan C, Headleand, Christopher J., Ritsos, Panagiotis D.

  • Learn how to contemplate problems and sketch alternative designs
  • Follow practical activities to improve your sketching and idea formation skills
  • Use the FdS to structure the design-chapter of your project
  • Understand the impact of social, ethical and professional issues on your project
  • The only comprehensive resource of the Five Design-Sheet method
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About this Textbook

This book describes a structured sketching methodology to help you create alternative design ideas and sketch them on paper. The Five Design-Sheet method acts as a check-list of tasks, to help you think through the problem, create new ideas and to reflect upon the suitability of each idea. To complement the FdS method, we present practical sketching techniques, discuss problem solving, consider professional and ethical issues of designing interfaces, and work through many examples.

Five Design-Sheets: Creative Design and Sketching for Computing and Visualization is useful for designers of computer interfaces, or researchers needing to explore alternative solutions in any field. It is written for anyone who is studying on a computing course and needs to design a computing-interface or create a well-structured design chapter for their dissertation, for example. We do acknowledge that throughout this book we focus on the creation of interactive software tools, and use the case study of building data-visualization tools. We have however, tried to keep the techniques general enough such that it is beneficial for a wide range of people, with different challenges and different situations, and for different applications. 

About the authors

Jonathan C. Roberts is in the field of computer visualization, human computer interaction and computing pedagogy and a Professor in the School of Computer Science, Bangor University, UK. He has extensive experience in teaching computer graphics and data visualization to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Christopher J. Headleand is in the field of virtual environments, computational ethics, and human-computer interaction in the School of Computer Science, at the University of Lincoln. He is also an experienced entrepreneur and has formed successful startups in the web, and virtual reality sectors.

Panagiotis D. Ritsos is in the field of human-computer interaction, computer visualization and virtual/mixed reality. He is a Lecturer in the School of Computer Science, Bangor University, UK. He has taught various modules on web interfaces and interaction design, to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Think, Prep, Sketch

    Roberts, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Overview of the Five Design-Sheets (FdS)

    Roberts, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • Thoughts, Ideas, Problems and Solutions

    Roberts, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 43-84

  • Social, Ethical and Other Considerations to Interface Design

    Roberts, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 85-118

  • Sketching Design Skills

    Roberts, Jonathan C. (et al.)

    Pages 121-149

Buy this book

eBook £31.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55627-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55626-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Five Design-Sheets: Creative Design and Sketching for Computing and Visualisation
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55627-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55627-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-55626-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 333
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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