OK, I'm a little "thinky" today. Bear with me. (Pun intended as I see there is an illustration of a bear on this page.) Oh my crafty brain, it just goes to places that you don't see coming. But, back to the "thinky" part here. The quote on this page is from the book Information Design Workbook.
"The function of the designer is to increase the legibility of the world." -Will Burton
So what is the function of the crafter? I always thought my function was to make fun stuff from other stuff and then show people how to do it too.
But I guess where I'm going is beyond that. What is the purpose of crafting? I know it's great for your mind and soul. But is there anything bigger? Or is it just that simple?
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Opening with a very brief history followed by an instructive breakdown of the discipline, readers will get an intimate understanding of the complexities of crafting information design to effectively improve communication both functionally and aesthetically. The back half of the book contains a wide range of case studies from design firms around the world so designers can see the techniques previously outlined in the first half of the book. The author critiques and explains why the design is successful in terms of formal quality (Aesthetics) and function (How does it improve communication?).
Kim Baer, is principal of Los Angeles-based design studio KBDA, which she founded in 1982.
The firm's client list ranges from nonprofit organizations, such as the Prostate Cancer Foundation, UCLA, and Chamber Music Los Angeles, to consumer-oriented companies, such as Nike, Nissan, and Hilton Hotels.