Reflect on the three process books shared during this unit. In your post, assess how each book design successfully and/or unsuccessfully communicates the designer’s ideation process and guides the reader through the creative process. Are there specific communication tactics that any of the designers use that you may want to integrate into how you present your own process?
Jane Dorn’s process book on creating a methodology book was very detailed. This was very successful in delivering the right mix of information without overkill. I found the pace of the book relaxing while exploring her creative process. The actual method book that she produced was of high quality. She used her years or designer experience and delivered a well-crafted unique solution.
Jamie Turpin process book was even more detailed than Jane’s but seem to be less effective. She included a simple color-coded table of contents that listed her process steps. Although the book was sectioned into chapters, some chapters repeated. This caused for a slight confusion. I understand that most of our processes are not totally linear and rewind is needed from time to time but… once I saw the table of, I expected it to go exactly in that order. The book was still very nice and I applaud her efforts.
April Biss’ process book was super-duper-detailed. She included every step and iteration known to man. It is page after page of ideas, sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, and more. Although this is the longest of the three books, it was able to grasp my interest. I felt like I wanted to se more after each page. I love the how she personalized the conversation by adding images of each student and teacher involved in the conversation. This is something that I may borrow for my own selfish design needs. This book had a well designed layout and I appreciate the experience.