Inspired by Method

Creative Tools for the Design Process

Book / Method development

BIS Publishers
Amsterdam 2020

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Number of pages 240 pages,
Measures 22.4 x 18.7 cm
Cover Softcover
ISBN 978 90 6369 573 6

What is inspiration? Can there be a method for finding inspiration? This book is both a guide to and a source of inspiration. Designing involves individuality and a systematic approach, which we may apply consciously or subconsciously, depending on the project. The 5D-method for inspiration, created by Alexandra Martini, is an incisive tool that you can use in any design process. It takes away the fear of starting a new project. This method uses the following five dimensions: Formal-Aesthetic Dimension, Haptic Dimension, Production Dimension, Cultural Dimension, and Interactive Dimension. It will help you analyse, experiment with, and realise your ideas. The first phase of the book will get you started. The second phase encourages you to experiment and explore some unusual paths. Inspired by Method is for all budding creatives who are involved with design in any way, shape, or form. It is for anyone that wants to deepen their knowledge and intellectual portfolio professionally and develop their design skills further. The book provides orientation, guidance, and methodology.