Inspired by Method

Creative Tools for the Design Process

Alexandra Martini

Erscheinungstermin May 20



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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 little 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. Classical principles, such as composition and proportion, are interwoven with contemporary manufacturing processes such as 3D printing and aspects of human-machine interaction. For all budding creatives who are involved with design, in any way, that want to deepen their knowledge and intellectual portfolio professionally and develop their design skills further. The book provides orientation, guidance, methodology and a soft process algorithm.

Alexandra Martini is a designer and professor for design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany. She teaches interdisciplinary space, materiality, perception, methodology and the experimental creative process. Martini studied design at the University of the Arts (UdK) Berlin, the Escuela Superior del Diseño Elisava in Barcelona and the Royal College of Art in London. She established a reputation with her Berlin office for design MARTINI, MEYER. She led workshops on the creative process at the Association of Arts and Culture of the German Economy at the Federation of German Industries. In terms of design policy, Martini has been active for the Berlin Senate, the Goethe-Institut, and UNESCO.


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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Größe: 224 x 187 mm
  • ISBN: 9789063695736