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65 Metaphors for Design

We think, feel and talk in metaphors. Why not use them for design?

We use metaphors every day and often without being aware of it. Many metaphors are more than figures of speech. They reflect basic bodily experiences and help to structure our thinking and experience of the world. We have put together 65 metaphors with research facts and applications in product and interaction design, information graphics and advertising. Metaphors show how to use space and physical attributes to convey abstract concepts like time and importance, emotions and social relations, political ideas and ethical values. This book is meant to inspire designers and everyone curious about how the mind works.

Price
22 Euro

Designer
Clara Hüsch

Authors
Jörn Hurtienne, Diana Löffler, Clara Hüsch, Daniel Reinhardt, Robert Tscharn, Stephan Huber