The Designline is 4.5 metres of design history which can either be used as a booklet, or unfolded as a large poster. It shows the history of design with examples from important eras and exemplary forms – whether in the shape of a kidney-shaped table designed by Isamu Noguchi as an example for organic design or the ground plan of Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin, representative of deconstructionism. Numerous photos and information on historical developments, outstanding works and designers from each era accompany the historical outline, making the Designline relevant both as an example and in terms of product language. It is interdisciplinary and synoptic, covering industrial as well as graphic design and architecture. The period depicted starts with the industrial revolution. Sara Hausmann, communication design student at Folkwang University, and Achim Böhmer, qualified communication designer, live and work in Dortmund. Bernhard E. Bürdek, professor for design theory and design methodology, author of numerous books on product design, teaches at the Offenbach am Main Design College.
Handy illustrated dictionary of key design terms
The perfect tool for students, teachers and practitioners
If you love colour guides, you will love the form guide
The form guide hones the awareness for the design of objects and helps use terms more precisely. Using examples, a basic terminology is developed which aids communication about design in practice and education. The versatile vocabulary can be used to precisely describe product forms, constructions and impressions.The 100 products selected for this purpose are presented with a brief description of their origin, making the form guide an informative tool, closer at hand and more comprehensive than any book could be. Renowned design colleges and institutes have collaborated on the development of the form guide: Zurich University of the Arts (Industrial Design department), the Museum of Design Zurich (design collection), the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, and idea...Institut [interior design environment and architecture], Halle (Saale) Germany.