Function, aesthetics, cultural influences, … .
Design over different periods of time, different cultures & regions.
Design is History
‘This site was created as a teaching tool for young designers just beginning to explore graphic design and as a reference tool for all designers. It is supposed to provide brief overviews of a wide range of topics rather than an in-depth study of only a few’.
‘Discover more about the designers, architects and technologies featured at the Design Museum in Design Library, our online research archive of modern and contemporary design’
History of Design Styles
Article that covers various styles and periods. Other links
Journal of Design History
‘Provides access to table of contents and abstracts of articles in issues from Volume 1  onwards. Abstracts, articles in PDF format are provided from 1998 to 2004, with full text and abstracts available from 2005 onwards’[Intute].
‘Retrowow offers abroad introduction to design in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. It is a well-illustrated tour of various design classics of these eras, broken up thematically into sections’ [Intute].
Creative workshop : 80 challenges to sharpen your design skills / David Sherwin. (2010)
Collection : S.T.E.A.M Classification S 153 SHE
Graphics explained : 7 top designers, 7 briefs, 49 solutions -- in their own words / Michael Evamy. (2009)
Collection : S.T.E.A.M Classification S 741.6 EVA
Graphic design thinking : beyond brainstorming / Ellen Lupton, editor. (2011)
Collection : S.T.E.A.M Classification S 741 GRA
Know Your Onions: Graphic Design / DE SOTO, Drew (2011)
Collection : S.T.E.A.M Classification S 741 DE
ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN WEBSITES
Universal design - what it is and what are its principles
‘Gives detailed information on each stage of designing, examples regarding many stages involved in the building of a successful folder/project. Another section, Project Template, gives blank design templates for each stage of a project/folder’.
Creating an App Inventor app begins in your browser, where you design how the app will look. Then, like fitting together puzzle pieces, you set your app's behavior. All the while, through a live connection between your computer and your phone, your app appears on your phone.
You can build many different types of apps with App Inventor. Often people begin by building games like MoleMash or games that let you draw funny pictures on your friend's faces. You can even make use of the phone's sensors to move a ball through a maze based on tilting the phone.
But app building is not limited to simple games. You can also build apps that inform and educate. You can create a quiz app to help you and your classmates study for a test. With Android's text-to-speech capabilities, you can even have the phone ask the questions aloud.
To use App Inventor, you do not need to be a professional developer. This is because instead of writing code, you visually design the way the app looks and use blocks to specify the app's behavior.
Software development requires that you be methodical and organised in delivering a project for your clients. Here you will find some resources that may assist you with this.
Includes past, present & emerging technologies.
This case study focuses on a research project to design and develop language technology software. While computers are very effective at storing lots of information and they can generate text, it is a challenge to tell a computer to get information out of a database and to present it as text in a flexible way that suits individual needs. This is the challenge the project tried to solve.
In 1994 immigration officials from the United States government implemented a system known as deployable mass population identification and tracking system (DMPITS). It was introduced in an effort to facilitate the processing of thousands of refugees from Cuba and Haiti.