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Module Reading List

Graphic and Communication Media C, 2019/20, Semester 1
Mr Ben Bradley
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Design Theory

Russell Bestley, 2016. Visual research : an introduction to research methodologies in graphic design (Required Reading Range). 3 Edition. Fairchild Books.

Ellen Lupton, 1999. Design Writing Research. Revised Edition. Phaidon Press.

Norman Potter, 2002. What is a designer : things, places, messages. 4th Edition. Hyphen.

Rick Poynor, 2007. Obey the giant : life in the image world. 2nd Edition. Birkhäuser Architecture.

Audrey Bennett, 2006. Design Studies: Theory and Research in Graphic Design. Princeton Architectural Press

Helen Armstrong, 2016. Digital design theory : readings from the field ISBN: 9781616894955 (e-book). Princeton Architectural Press

Helen Armstrong, 2009. Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field. Princeton Architectural Press

Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby, 2014. Speculative everything : design, fiction, and social dreaming ISBN: 9780262019842 (hbk.) : £19.95. MIT Press

Matt Malpass, 2016. Critical design in context : history, theory, and practices ISBN: 9781472575173 (pbk.) : £21.99; 9781472575180 (hbk.) : £85.00; 9781472575203 (ePDF); 9781472575197 (ePub). Bloomsbury Academic


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Idea Generation, Research and Design Process

Steven Heller, 2016. The graphic design idea book : inspiration from 50 masters. Edition. Laurence King Publishing.

John Ingledew, 2016. How to have great ideas : a guide to creative thinking. Edition. Laurence King Publishing.

Bruce Hanington & Bella Martin, 2012. Universal methods of design : 100 ways to research complex problems, develop innovative ideas and design effective solutions ISBN: 9781592537563 (hbk.); 1592537561 (hbk.). Lockport

Laurene Vaughan,  2017. Practice based design research ISBN: 9781474267823 (electronic bk.); 1474267823 (electronic bk.); 9781474267809 (hardback); 1474267807 (hardback). Bloomsbury

Nancy Skolos & Thomas Wedell, 2012. Graphic design process : from problem to solution : 20 case studies ISBN: 9781856698269; 1856698262. Laurence King Publishing.

Peter Ahlberg, 2016. Please make this look nice : the graphic design process ISBN: 9780847848348 (pbk.) : £27.50. Skira Rizzoli.


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Branding, Typography and Digital Design

Catharine Slade-Brooking, 2016. Creating a brand identity : a guide for designers. Edition. Laurence King Publishing.

Klanten. R,  2012. Taken by surprise : cutting-edge collaborations between designers, artists and brands. Edition. Gestalten.

Bo Bergstrom, 2008. Essentials of visual communication. 1st Paperback Edition. Laurence King Publishing.

Collctuf, 2017. Typography 38 : annual 2017 ISBN: 9783874398985. Schmidt Hermann Verlag

Troika, 2010. Digital by design : crafting technology for products and environments ISBN: 9780500514382 (hbk.) : £32.00; 0500514380 (hbk.) : £32.00. Thames and Hudson Ltd; Reprint edition

Paola Antonelli & Hugh Aldersey-Williams, 2008. Design and the elastic mind ISBN: 9780870707322; 0870707329. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Alan Cooper and Robert Reimann, 2014. About face : the essentials of interaction design ISBN: 9781118766576 (pbk.); 1118766571 (pbk.). John Wiley & Sons; 4th Edition edition

Steve Krug, 2013. Don't make me think, revisited [electronic resource] : a common sense approach to web usability ISBN: 9780133597264 (e-book); 9780321965516 (pbk.). New Riders; 3 edition

This list was last updated on 22/08/2018