I recently finished up another book from my ever-dwindling ‘learning list”:
How Designers Think
by Bryan Lawson
Publisher: Architectural Press; 4th edition (December 14, 2005)
Rating: 6.8 / 14.0
Pros: The author brought up many good points about the design process and how it has changed over the past few decades, which was a nice history lesson. I was introduced to many ‘famous’ designers in this book and now have real people to research should I pursue this further. The insight into the designers’ minds was inspiring and thought-provoking.
Cons: The author is a little gun-shy when it comes to making actual concrete decisions. I understand that there are no earthly absolutely, but you have to make a decision some time. No real conclusions were drawn other than ~those who are creative… are creative, but that we can all be that way if we stick to it~. Examples and postulates were stated frequently, and I would hazard to guess unnecessarily so.
Assessment: Worth a quick view if on sale, in the library, or at a friend’s place. Would be kind of a stretch to pay the $24 on Amazon.
Notes: I do not have any notes to distribute this time around. I did make a mind map after I was done with this book, but I don’t have it scanned and I don’t think it’s quality enough to share. However, let me know if you disagree and I can get it scanned and up for viewing. :) Thank you for reading!