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This ABC course will walk you through a landscape of design methods. A quick tour, it will be. It will show your potential toolset in a series of 26+ selected verbs, all with their unique initial. Not too many words for an introductory course as this one. Just the right amount, so they are distinctive and you can easily remember them.
Each of the selected verbs has tips and exercises with them. You are encouraged to exercise the exercises, developing your selection criteria as well as your self-discipline.
The aim of the course is to develop your creative skills by showing methods and techniques that have proven their success in the past. The design practices can assist you to reorganize your thoughts, to adjust your design process. It can be a modest but dedicated coach to make you adapt your vision on design. It also is a tool to convince potential customers and employers that you know how a design process should be managed.
Surprise yourself with new visions on what your design process can be like.</p>
The introduction shows how the course is organized: as an ABC book for designers. With the help of 26+ verbs the relation with the design process is illustrated.
Design is to be learned by practice and repetition. It is a skill that gets better when you do it over and over again. The course cannot do that for you.
Why this course then? Why is it important for you? Well, as impossible as it is for someone to do your work, it is very feasible for anyone else to help you with it. Although design in itself must be new all the time, there are many aspects that are pretty much consistent. You just have to search for them.
This course will assist you to reorganize your thoughts, to adjust your design process. The course is a modest, but dedicated coach to encourage you, to adapt your vision on design. The course shows you how to manage the design process.
The lecture also gives a sneak preview on the Python code that generated all the ABC backgrounds in this course.
Petr van Blokland is since 1981 partner in Buro Petr van Blokland + Claudia Mens, for graphic design, typography, type design, corporate identities, interior design and environmental design. One of the specializations of the bureau is the fusion between design and programming.
Petr studied graphic design and typography at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague and Industrial Design at the Technical University in Delft, The Netherlands.
He has been an educator since 1984 until today at respectively the Academy for Applied Arts in Arnhem, at the bachelor course Graphic And Typographic Design and the Master TypeMedia of the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague and at the bachelor and Master courses Graphic Design of AKV St. Joost in Breda.
Besides these regular courses, Petr and Claudia have been lecturing in numerous conferences and design courses in the world. The Design Game was especially conceived as a condensed form of lecturing to take a group of people into design thinking, all within the time span of several hours. The applied simulation techniques make designers be aware of their own process, so they can improve and adapt.