Design Is Storytelling by Ellen LuptonDesign Is Storytelling by Ellen Lupton

Design Is Storytelling

byEllen Lupton

Paperback | November 21, 2017

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Ellen Lupton, award-winning author of Thinking with Type and How Posters Work, demonstrates how storytelling shapes great design

Good design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is a playbook for creative thinking, showing designers how to use storytelling techniques to create satisfying graphics, products, services and experiences. Whether crafting a digital app or a data-rich publication, designers invite people to enter a scene and explore what’s there. An intriguing logo, page layout or retail space uses line, shape and form to lead users on dynamic journeys.

Design Is Storytelling explores the psychology of visual perception from a narrative point of view. Presenting dozens of tools and concepts in a lively, visual manner, this book will help any designer amplify the narrative power of their work. Use this book to stir emotions, build empathy, articulate values and convey action; to construct narrative arcs and create paths through space; integrate form and language; evaluate a project’s storytelling power; and to write and deliver strong narratives.

Ellen Lupton is the author of numerous books on design, including Graphic Design: The New Basics (2008), Thinking with Type (2004, second edition 2010), Graphic Design Thinking (2011), Beautiful Users: Designing for People (2014) and Type on Screen (2014), How Posters Work (2015) and Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2016). She is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City, and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore. She received the AIGA Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in 2007.

Ellen Lupton is Adjunct Curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and Co-Chair of the Design Department of the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Title:Design Is StorytellingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 6.5 × 0.4 inPublished:November 21, 2017Publisher:Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design MuseumLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194230319X

ISBN - 13:9781942303190


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I really appreciated this book. I work with graphic designers but am not one myself. This has helped me understand their point of view better.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book for design students Clear and well considered with Lupton’s usual attention to detail
Date published: 2017-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed and entertaining This book would be an excellent source for graphic design students, clearly presented and entertaining.
Date published: 2017-11-23