Dilation – Design Strategy Blog

What’s in the book?

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200 illustrations:
Introduction

Forward

TOC

Chapter one

Basic stuff

Points 22

Lines 23

Planes 23

Volumes 24

Design Space 25

Chapter Two

Void

Randomness 27

Exercise 28

Common Fate 31

Parameters 33

Proximity 37

Good Continuation 42

Similarity Group 45

Closure 46

Figure Ground 47

Concentric 49

Radiance 50

Chapter three

Navigation

Voronoi 55

Enclosure 57

Step one 58

Step two 59 – 60

Step Three 61 – 62

Step four 63 – 64

Step five 65 – 66

Metric systems 73

Chapter four

Dilations

Connect the dots recap 77 – 79

Origami proof 79 – 80

Stone age 81

Silicon Valley 82

Harmonious 82

Find the center 83

Why radiance 85

How radiance 87 – 89

Chapter five

Medley

Ruler 92

One half one third 93

Traditional compositions 94 – 97

Divine proportion 96

Gravity 97

Power 99

Inherent spirals 100

Fractals 102

Gages 103

3D illusion 106

Grids 107

Fonts 108

Symbols 110

Image classification 112

Archetype 113

Primary secondary 114

Tan 116

Tinker 117

Single strategy 120

Chapter six

Graphic

The big rush 123

Z, axis 124…

Global paper industry 125

Sows ear and silk purse 129

Work in advance 131

Present and accounted for 132

Right or left handed layouts 137

Visual center 138

Layouts 139

Harmony 142

Short and long axis 143

Origami Margins 145

Spreads 147

Web page 148

Sketches – comps 149

Book layout breeze 149

Logos 155

Large beginner set 156

Openvide 158

Chapter seven

Information

Where things are 168

Information storage 168

Disks 169

Lp’s casettes 170

Big bang 170

Presentation 172

Words and pictures 172

Infotainment 173

Time 174

Information context 177

Logical framework 182

Web navigation 184

Buzz word 184

Unmediated information 185

Centered information 186

Appendix

More stuff

Glyphs, Letter Forms and Symbols 190

More gage info 194

More grid info 195

3D arts 200

Additional notes on Dilations 204

Acknowlegements

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