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26 MARCH 2013

The use of inspirational works by designers to create new ideas

"Designers immerse themselves in environments rich in inspiration: collecting examples, amassing libraries, pinning notes and images around their workspaces, and so on. There is a broad recognition that much of the design proceeds by modification of previous ideas (e.g., Oxman, 1990) and that experts amass collections of examples and precedents to employ in design (e.g., Lawson, 2004). Indeed there are attempts to introduce students to relevant design precedents (e.g., Heylighen and Verstijnen, 2003). However, much of the previous research has tended to focus on reference, recall, and reasoning, and to neglect the vital role of explicit external sources of inspiration in triggering and guiding designers' activities. It appears that many attempts at computer support and most research starts with conceptual design; this paper reports on research which attempts to investigate the even earlier gathering of sources of inspiration and exploration of ideas and hence to understand the mechanisms by which inspiration is harnessed (see also Eckert and Stacey, 2000)."

(Marian Petrea, Helen Sharpa and Jeffrey Johnson, 2006, Design Studies)

Marian Petrea, Helen Sharpa and Jeffrey Johnson (2005). "Complexity through combination: an account of knitwear design", Volume 27, Issue 2, March 2006, Pages 183–222

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Simon Perkins
31 JULY 2012

A Complete Guide to Microblogging with Tumblr

"Think of Tumblr as micro–blogging on steroids (technically, it's called 'tumblelogging'). Whereas Twitter and similar services limit posts to 140 characters or less, Tumblr lets you post updates of any length, although it's best suited to short–format posts. Tumblr bridges the gap between full–blown blog and micro–blog.

Tumblr is also an option for designers and creative people, because it gives you complete control over the look of your tumblelog. It also offers great opportunities for theme designers..."

(Cameron Chapman, 22 July 2010, Smashing Magazine)

Fig. Jenna Anne "What you need to know about Tumblr" Uploaded by JustKidding1026 on 12 Dec 2010.

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blogbloggingclippingcollectingcommunication platformcommunication tool • contemporary visual culture • critical reflection • design notes • design workbookdigital culturedocumenting design processinspirational visual contentinspirational works • micro-blog • micro-bloggingmicroblogmicrobloggingonline journalphotobloggingreblog • reblogging • reflective journalremix culturereverse chronological • short-format • sketchblogSmashing Magazine • tumblelog • tumblelogging • TumblrTwittervideo publishingvisual researchweblogworkbook

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Simon Perkins
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