Pdf [The Non Designers Design Book] BY Robin P. Williams

Kyoko Karasuma Bd. 5 eI use decades old defaults instead of thinking about what I do which doesn t send a professional message p100 and 176 good tips on flyers and general design process tips which also seemspecially helpful for dataviz academic posters slideshows The Huguenot Sword etcPick a focal point and really contrast it withverything Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form else ifverything is large then nothing can really grab a reader s attentionMake subheadings that also really contrast the body text so readers can skim to grasp your point and decide if it s worth their attention or find something that ll hook them instead of being turned off by a massive of textUse PROXIMITY TO GROUP SUB PARTS SENSIBLY to group sub parts sensibly use repetition and alignment to readers navigate these sub parts asily p104 She gets into detail about typefaces later but here are concrete suggestions for basic heading vs body distinctionsHeadings a heavy black version of a sans serif such as Eurostile Formata Syntax Frutiger or MyriadBody a classic oldstyle serif Garamond Jenson Caslon Minion Palatino or Warnock Pro Light or a lightweight slab serif Clarendon Bookman Kepler or New Century Schoolbook p132 138 Great introduction to typefaces in 6 categories I knew about serif sans serif and other aka just plain weird fonts Her breakdown has 3 groups of serifs Oldstyle Modern Slab Serif 1 group for Sans Serif and 2 groups of other styles Script DecorativeScript vs Decorative seems pretty clear and both are best used sparingly if the thought of reading an ntire book in that font makes you wanna throw up you can probably put it in the decorative potSans Serifs are those without serifs straightforward nough Also they usually are monoweight letterforms are the same thickness all the way around unlike most serif fonts But a few Sans Serifs do have some thickthin transition which makes them similar to Serifs and therefore makes them worse choices if you re trying to contrast them with a Serif Often good for headingsAs for the three Serif categoriesOldstyle are classic invisible and usually the best for long body text They are not monoweight there is a moderate transition between thin and thick parts of the strokes on ach letter and if you draw a line through the thin parts of the o or a it ll be diagonal rather than vertical The serifs on lowercase letters are slantedModern have dramatic differences between the thick and thin parts of the strokes and a line through the thin parts will be vertical vertical stress The serifs are thin and horizontal not diagonal More The Story of the Orchestra elegant but less readable than OldstyleSlab Serifs are like Moderns but thick all around almost no difference between thick thin but still vertical stress and horizontal serifs Readable and clean p158 I didn t know there was a difference between italic vs obliue or slanted typefaces You can take the roman standard version of the typeface and just slantverything but the italic version is Only Say the Word entirely redrawn some of the letters look substantially different than just slanted versions of the roman ones If you re using italics for contrast make it a real contrast by using actual italics vs roman and not just regular vs slanted roman p170 Try to verbalize what you see If you can put the dynamics of the relationship into words you have power over it Name the problem then you can create the solutionAgain very relevant to learning dataviz by critiue as well p179 As a college teacher all the uizzes tests and projects I give are open book open mouth Students can always use their notes they can use their books they can talk withach other they can talk with me I was much likely to retain the correct information if I wrote down the correct information Rather than guessing and then writing down a wrong answer the process of finding the correct answer on a test was much productiveMight be worth trying next time I teach dataviz Read this for my graphic design class this fall I loved the class and this book definitely had some great design principles I ll be keeping this one around for reference Nothing Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge earth shattering in this book it kind of juststablishes the basics Sometimes it was ven a little too basic honestly3 stars This is uite possibly the best graphic design book I have read The first part teaches you the four basic principles of design Or contrast repetition alignment and proximity It gives a clear overview of ach concept and then Talking Cures and Placebo Effects examples of when it is working and when it is failing It also asks you to actively get involved not by pointing out all therrors but by asking you to look for them yourself Once the four basic principles have been detailed it moves on to an Bulls and Burglars eually important part of design typefaceFirst the book teaches you how to recognize the major categories of typeface so you can avoid placing fonts that are too similar on the same page and so that you canffec This book succeeds in fulfilling its promise Rambles Around Folkestone: And Other Special Articles (Classic Reprint) educating visual novices about design and typographic principles It s remarkable to me that this book works so well when I ve seen others fall flat I m looking at you Nancy Duarte inducating a beginner audience about design princi. Nciples clearly xplained in this book and your work is guaranteed to look professional organized unified and interesting You'll never again look at a pag. .
Simple direct and highly In Communicating Minimum Rules For communicating minimum rules for graphic design Very accessible intro for beginners I always thought you just have to have an ye for good design as if it were an inborn trait but of course there are principles you can learn and this book strikes me as a good place to beginThere are plenty of before vs after Stevie examples which works really well for me showingxactly how ach principle can be appliedSome of the after xamples are still cheesy but at least they are cleaner and consistent than before and I think that s the point This book doesn t teach specific design choices for conveying a specific style legant minimalist classic or whatever It teaches general principles so that once you choose a style you can convey that style well ven if it s a cheesy styleAn untrained person s might convey I don t know what I m doing I made these choices by default After learning these principles your work will convey I know Antolog�a Patri�tica enough design to make these choices deliberatelyven if the style you choose isn t one that other people might chooseFinally the book has the best novice level intro to fontstypefaces I ve The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife ever seen not that I m anxpert A sensible way to categorize them finer than just serif vs sans helpful The Night Before Baseball at the Park by the Bay examples of what does doesn t work when and suggestions for specific nice fonts inach categoryI m also pleased that she doesn t bother wasting time on the difference between font vs typeface which I ve heard a million times but can never remember and anyway seems only relevant if you re trying not to annoy OCD graphic designersNotes to self In a way this gives me appreciation for the infographics stuff that statisticians like to make fun of pretty posters with random numbers made big or called out somehow but disconnected from ach other not compared on graphs like what I think of as real data visualization It does take design skill to make a good infographic it s just that they highlight isolated numbers in a way that s no different from highlighting isolated words or phrases Making the 87% pop out in 87% of statisticians make fun of infographics is no different than making Shakespeare pop out in Shakespeare was ranked the world s bestest playwright whereas making a data visualization that highlights the connections between numbers is a different skill p9 This book is written for among others statisticians who see that numbers and stats can be arranged in a way that invites reading rather than sleeping p13 Her 4 main design principles are Contrast Repetition Alignment and Proximity making for a memorable acronymRepetition and Alignment are pretty straightforwardProximity is a concept that s helping me understand why my page layouts never look good I always thought it s most logical to space all the lements apart What Is Madness? evenly But that leaves the reader with no groupings to connect related things and no way to tell what s important ifverything is its own separate piece See p20 22 for a great This Pagan Heaven exampleContrast seemsspecially relevant to dataviz too If the Paladin's Redemption elements are not the same then make them very different Eg if you want people to distinguish groups on your scatterplot make the points colors or shapes very different not just subtly different and so on p56 Feel free to add something completely new simply for the purpose of repetition That is if you just have text and no graphic that ties your layout together consider adding something just for the sake of having a motif you can repeat Nicexample on p82 with the small trianglesAlso It s fun and Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body effective to pull anlement out of a graphic and repeat it Her clipart teapot for a tea party invite has triangles so she makes of them and scatters a few about the page nicely p63 Don t be a wimp This caught my Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice eye a few times flipping through the book nice case of repetition but I was confused Now I see what she meansIf the twolements are sort of different but not really then you don t have contrast you have conflict You cannot contrast 12 point type with 14 point type You cannot contrast dark brown with black Get seriousAlso a nice xample on p68 Are the rules supposed to be two different thicknesses Or is it a mistake Again very relevant to dataviz as well as presentation slideshow design Your audience should be able to tell when something changes and it should be clear that the change is intentional the contrast should be dramatic Otherwise they ll be wondering is that fontcolorsize really different or am I just seeing things Does it signify something meaningful helping me by flagging important differences or was it put in there at random just confusing the readerThis also seems relevant to her discussion of centered alignment on p38 The line lengths are not the same but they are not really different If you can t instantly tell that the type is centered why bother It s an interesting justification for almost always using left or right aligned text instead of centered to help readers see clearly that the alignment is intentional p75 Just don t use Times Roman and ArialHelvetica They are so common that ven to the untrained ye they convey. Robin Williams Wrote this one for all the people who now need to design pages but who have no background or formal training in design Follow the basic pri. Ples It s specially impressive when you figure in the fact that this book is not very long or slickly produced Hell it s not Silence even in color But I think this is a part of Williams success The book s message is simple andxtremely clear She doesn t overwhelm the reader she keeps her Dr. Koto Vol. 9 examples and the book is 80%xamples sparse so the points she s illustrating are clear As an Sworn Sword: A Free Preview educator I appreciate how the book is full of practicalxamples and uizzes It actually forces Armagnac: The Definitive Guide To France's Premier Brandy engagement rather than just hoping you re already transfixed by the topic at hand Thexamples are simple and Modern French Culinary Art -The Pellaprat of the 20th Century effective There s a great seuence on pages 79 83 where she slowly transforms a boring report cover it only has 20 words of text and no illustrations into something interesting by applying her four principles one at a timeI also appreciated hermphasis on typography Again she keeps things simple by introducing six basic classifications of type then she uizzes You To Make Sure You Ve Got It She Then to make sure you ve got it She then beyond the basics and shows how her design principles particularly Contrast can be applied to typeAll in all this is a fantastic book that does Kamus Bahasa Indonesia exactly what it advertises I would recommend this book to anyone who hasver had to design so much as a yard sale flyer The Non Designer s Design Book was clearly written by a non writer I m not a designer so I won t dispute the validity of what the author Robin P Williams teaches But getting through this book is just so Pandora Gets Lazy excruciating because her writing is so amateur She s a writer in the most basic sense of the word she knows words and knows that sentences usually need a subject and predicate That s about as far as her skillxtendsOne of my biggest critiues is that Williams writes in a vacuum She writes about these ideas as if they are her own uniue ideas She The School of Hard Knocks: Combat Leadership in the American Expeditionary Forces even goes so far as to refer to herself in the third person telling us to remember Robin s Four Principles of Design As if she s seriously the first person in the worldver to think Yeah adding contrast to this flyer is probably a good ideaBut bes simple and Cabal easy to read about fundamental concepts 35 stars I m a self taught graphic designer and I just found this book to be too basic I was hoping for something a bit in depth This covers beginner stuff like hey you should lineverything up the same way on the page and don t overuse crazy fonts I m not saying it s a bad book in fact if you re just starting out it s a great place to start but it was just super basicentry level I read this book about a year ago and I m going to complain about it first and then rave about itComplaintsSome of the text inside is too faint it is actually uite difficult to readSome of her Standby Nurse examples look uite unattractiveven when they are finished RavesThis is a very clever book difficult to readSome of her Young Junius examples look uite unattractiveven when they are finished RavesThis is a very clever book you are visually hopeless like myself it talks you through what to look for in step by step no assumptions This is a book that The Birkenhead Drill explains both the fourlements of visual design I ll get to that in a second and six groups of typographic fonts If you put together a newsletter or just want to have stuff you write read this is your first stopThe first thing to know is that you have to organise stuff on the page according to her rule of crap Contrast Repetition Alignment and Proximity She discusses these in reverse order to the mnemonic In summary group like things together line them up repeat Tales From Greenfuzz 3 elements and be bold in contrasting bold is always betterI onlyver knew about two fonts and I knew you should only use two on a page and preferably one Ambush each from the big groups serif or sans serif such that if you are using body text that is one your heading should be the other Well that isn t true and she proves it There are six groups of fonts and they all have family relationships And like all design boldness is the key This is a terribly interesting part of the book and well worth the readI learnt much from this book and reallynjoyed the read I ve always known there was something to good page design and had seen Leaves and Stems from Fossil Forests: A Handbook of the Paleobotanical Collections in the Illinois State Museum enough bad page design to know its value But withoutver having been told the basics I could only assume that the difference between someone doing a good design and someone doing a bad one was or less something to do with the Ein Paradies aus Nichts eye Now I know there are principles principles that can be broken but only with care It is a good thing to know that such principlesxist She has written another book called A PC is not a typewriter which I also must read Takeouts The Joshua Tree Epiphany Very interesting The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry explanations of the WHY of how some things matter visually and work better ultimately Some very brilliantxamples that give Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution even to me a steadfast adversary of trend aimed at making all the things look pretty a thorough appreciation of properly formated text grafics infograficstc Tips and tricks Very coolA must read for consultants On The Fence editors and other miserable beings driven professionals tasked withndless formattingOur Mary Mc Leod Bethune Papers: The Bethune Foundation Collection (Black Studies Research Sources) eyes like to see order it creates a calm secure feeling c Yeah if so ouryes are OCD a bit Fenway Fiction: Short Stories from Red Sox Nation even if the overall presentation is a wild collection of odd things and has lots ofnergy E in the same way Full of practical design xercises and uizzes Runner up for Best Introductory Systems How to Book in the 10th Annual Computer Press Awar. ,


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