Designing San Francisco

Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay

Author: Alison Isenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888832

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

View: 8225

A major new urban history of the design and development of postwar San Francisco Designing San Francisco is the untold story of the formative postwar decades when U.S. cities took their modern shape amid clashing visions of the future. In this pathbreaking and richly illustrated book, Alison Isenberg shifts the focus from architects and city planners—those most often hailed in histories of urban development and design—to the unsung artists, activists, and others who played pivotal roles in rebuilding San Francisco between the 1940s and the 1970s. Previous accounts of midcentury urban renewal have focused on the opposing terms set down by Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs—put simply, development versus preservation—and have followed New York City models. Now Isenberg turns our attention west to colorful, pioneering, and contentious San Francisco, where unexpectedly fierce battles were waged over iconic private and public projects like Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gateway, and the Transamerica Pyramid. When large-scale redevelopment came to low-rise San Francisco in the 1950s, the resulting rivalries and conflicts sparked the proliferation of numerous allied arts fields and their professionals, including architectural model makers, real estate publicists, graphic designers, photographers, property managers, builders, sculptors, public-interest lawyers, alternative press writers, and preservationists. Isenberg explores how these centrally engaged arts professionals brought new ideas to city, regional, and national planning and shaped novel projects across urban, suburban, and rural borders. San Francisco’s rebuilding galvanized far-reaching critiques of the inequitable competition for scarce urban land, and propelled debates over responsible public land stewardship. Isenberg challenges many truisms of this renewal era—especially the presumed male domination of postwar urban design, showing how women collaborated in city building long before feminism’s impact in the 1970s. An evocative portrait of one of the world’s great cities, Designing San Francisco provides a new paradigm for understanding past and present struggles to define the urban future.

Graphic Design San Fran

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)


Category: Design

Page: 125

View: 6630

Designing the Global City

Design Excellence, Competitions and the Remaking of Central Sydney

Author: Robert Freestone,Gethin Davison,Richard Hu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 981132056X

Category: Social Science

Page: 353

View: 4560

This text explores how architectural and urban design values have been co-opted by global cities to enhance their economic competitiveness by creating a superior built environment that is not just aesthetically memorable but more productive and sustainable. It focuses on the experience of central Sydney through its policy commitment to ‘design excellence’ and more particularly to mandatory competitive design processes for major private development. Framed within broader contexts that link it to comparable urban policy and design issues in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, it provides a scholarly but accessible volume that provides a balanced and critical overview of a policy that has changed the design culture, development expectations, public realm and skyline of central Sydney, raising issues surrounding the uneven distribution of benefits and costs, professional practice, representative democracy, and implications of globalization.

San Francisco's Richmond District

Author: Lorri Ungaretti

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738530536

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 3305

San Francisco is a patchwork of unique neighborhoods, and one of the most distinctive is the Richmond District. Stretching from the city's dense urban core outward to the rocky, rugged cliffs of Land's End, the Richmond contains schools, shops, churches, hospitals, and citizens from many different backgrounds and countries. San Francisco historian and tour guide Lorri Ungaretti, author of San Francisco's Sunset District, showcases here a stirring collection of vintage Richmond images, detailing this district's journey from windswept sand dunes to the modern and livable place we know today. Among the Richmond's long-gone sights are cemeteries, farms, racetracks, and improvised cottages built in the wake of the 1906 earthquake. The area remained mostly rural through the 1880s, when mining entrepreneur Adolph Sutro (who also developed Sutro Heights and Sutro Baths) put in a commuter rail line to connect San Francisco's central district with his entertainment destinations in the "Outside Lands" near Ocean Beach. The Richmond District's history includes large cemetery plots that are now covered with homes. In addition, the various roadhouses, racetracks, and amusement parks in the area made it what Ungaretti calls "the city's playground." They're gone now, but remain important parts of the Richmond's fascinating history.

After the Projects

Public Housing Redevelopment and the Governance of the Poorest Americans

Author: Lawrence J. Vale

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190624345

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 4832

America is in the midst of a rental housing affordability crisis. More than a quarter of those that rent their homes spend more than half of their income for housing, even as city leaders across the United States have been busily dismantling the nation's urban public housing projects. In After the Projects, Lawrence Vale investigates the deeply-rooted spatial politics of public housing development and redevelopment at a time when lower-income Americans face a desperate struggle to find affordable rental housing in many cities. Drawing on more than 200 interviews with public housing residents, real estate developers, and community leaders, Vale analyzes the different ways in which four major American cities implemented the federal government's HOPE VI program for public housing transformation, while also providing a national picture of this program. Some cities attempted to minimize the presence of the poorest residents in their new mixed-income communities, but other cities tried to serve as many low-income households as possible. Through examining the social, political, and economic forces that underlie housing displacement, Vale develops the novel concept of governance constellations. He shows how the stars align differently in each city, depending on community pressures that have evolved in response to each city's past struggles with urban renewal. This allows disparate key players to gain prominence when implementing HOPE VI redevelopment. A much-needed comparative approach to the existing research on public housing, After the Projects shines a light on the broad variety of attitudes towards public housing redevelopment in American cities and identifies ways to achieve more equitable processes and outcomes for low-income Americans.

Course Design Made Easy

Instructional Systems Development

Author: George Piskurich

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 9781562864323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 1831

Simply put, course design—an essential part of instructional systems development (ISD)—is when a designer or design team plans a training course. This Infoline focuses mainly on the essential tasks involved in course desgin.

Designmethoden - 100 Recherchemethoden und Analysetechniken fu ̈r erfolgreiche Gestaltung

Author: Bella Martin,Bruce Hanington

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830714181


Page: 207

View: 3895

Recherche und Analyse sind Ausgangspunkt einer jeden Designlösung, wenngleich sie unterschiedlich angegangen werden können. Anschaulich wird in”Designmethoden“erläutert, welche Verfahren zur Verfügung stehen, wann diese am besten zum Einsatz kommen und wie sie schließlich zur optimalen Designstrategie führen. 100 Ansatzpunkte, die auch interdisziplinäres Teamwork einschließen, zeigen dabei neue, aber auch bewährte Wege auf, um die nächsten Herausforderungen innovativ und zielführend anzugehen. Ein kompaktes Arbeitsbuch, das immer wieder zu Rate gezogen werden kann.

Value by Design

Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence

Author: Eugene C. Nelson,Paul B. Batalden,Marjorie M. Godfrey,Joel S. Lazar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470901359

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 6756

Value by Design is a practical guide for real-world improvement in clinical microsystems. Clinical microsystem theory, as implemented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and health care organizations nationally and internationally, is the foundation of high-performing front line health care teams who achieve exceptional quality and value. These authors combine theory and principles to create a strategic framework and field-tested tools to assess and improve systems of care. Their approach links patients, families, health care professionals and strategic organizational goals at all levels of the organization: micro, meso and macrosystem levels to achieve the ultimate quality and value a health care system is capable of offering.

Trainer for A Day

Author: Margaret Murphy,Debra Golden

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562865242

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 7527

You don't need to be a professional trainer to deliver a great training session. With a basic knowledge of adult learner preferences and instructional design, anyone can deliver engaging and useful training. This Infoline is designed with the 'occasional' trainer in mind. You will learn the basic principles of adult learning, how to write clear objectives, and well as a variety of instructional methods that are at your disposal. This Infoline, give you the knowledge and confidence to deliver a successful training program.

Designing Your Organization

Using the STAR Model to Solve 5 Critical Design Challenges

Author: Amy Kates,Jay R. Galbraith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118047514

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 5717

Designing Your Organization is a hands-on guide that provides managers with a set of practical tools to use when making organization design decisions. Based on Jay Galbraith’s widely used Star Model, the book covers the fundamentals of organization design and offers frameworks and tools to help leaders execute their strategy. The authors address the five specific design challenges that confront most of today’s organizations: · Designing around the customer · Organizing across borders · Making a matrix work · Solving the centralization—and decentralization dilemma · Organizing for innovation

Conceptual Design for Interactive Systems

Designing for Performance and User Experience

Author: Avi Parush

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0124199836

Category: Computers

Page: 164

View: 9239

Conceptual Design for Interactive Systems: Designing for Performance and User Experience provides readers with a comprehensive guide to the steps necessary to take the leap from research and requirements to product design. The text presents a proven strategy for transforming research into a conceptual model, discussing the iterative process that allows users to build the essential foundation for a successful interactive system, while also taking the users’ mental model into consideration. Readers will gain a better understanding of the framework they need to perceive, understand, and experience their tasks and processes in the context of their products. The text is ideal for those seeking a proven, innovative strategy for meeting goals through intuitive and effective thinking. Provides a practical, guiding approach that can be immediately applied to everyday practice and study Complete analysis and explanation of conceptual modeling and its value Discusses the implications of effective and poor conceptual models Presents a step-by-step process, allowing users to build the essential foundation for a successful interactive system

Graphic Design Solutions

Author: Robin Landa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113394552X

Category: Art

Page: 448

View: 6499

Graphic Design Solutions is the most comprehensive, how-to reference on graphic design and typography. Covering print and interactive media, this book examines conceiving, visualizing and composing solutions to design problems, such as branding, logos, web design, posters, book covers, advertising, and more. Excellent illustrations of historical, modern and contemporary design are integrated throughout. The Fifth Edition includes expanded and updated coverage of screen media, including mobile, tablet, desktop web, and motion as well as new interviews, showcases, and case studies; new diagrams and illustrations; a broader investigation of creativity and concept generation; visualization and color; and an updated timeline. Accompanying this edition, CourseMate with eBook brings concepts to life with projects, videos of designers in the field, and portfolio-building tools. Additional online-only chapters—Chapters 14 through 16--are available in PDF format on the student and instructor resource sites for this title, accessed via; search for this book, then click on the “Free Materials” tab. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Designing and Conducting Health Surveys

A Comprehensive Guide

Author: Lu Ann Aday,Llewellyn J. Cornelius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046678

Category: Medical

Page: 544

View: 4329

Designing and Conducting Health Surveys is written for students, teachers, researchers, and anyone who conducts health surveys. This third edition of the standard reference in the field draws heavily on the most recent methodological research on survey design and the rich storehouse of insights and implications provided by cognitive research on question and questionnaire design in particular. This important resource presents a total survey error framework that is a useful compass for charting the dangerous waters between systematic and random errors that inevitably accompany the survey design enterprise. In addition, three new studies based on national, international, and state and local surveys—the UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys, California Health Interview Survey, and National Dental Malpractice Survey—are detailed that illustrate the range of design alternatives available at each stage of developing a survey and provide a sound basis for choosing among them.

Clinical Asthma E-Book

Author: Mario Castro,Monica Kraft

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323070817

Category: Medical

Page: 532

View: 9326

This unique new text delivers practical guidelines on diagnosing and treating patients with asthma. Drs. Castro and Kraft are extensively involved in asthma research and improved patient care, and their comprehensive coverage of key challenges in diagnosing and treating asthma makes this a must have resource. The organized full-color format ensures readability, and helps you find information quickly and easily. Offers up-to-date protocols and management guidelines to help you provide the best care for your patients. Presents chapters on special situations and special populations to help you overcome clinical challenges such as the difficult-to-control or pregnant asthma patient. Provides specialized sections on asthma education to give guidance on leading your patients to better self management by improving their adherence to treatment guidelines. Highlights material found on the Asthma Educator Certification exam in special “education boxes. Offers expert guidance on translating the new NIH EPR-3 Asthma Guidelines to hands-on patient care. Organized in a consistent chapter format that provides concise, logical coverage of essential information for easy reference. Contains special boxes that highlight clinical pearls, controversial issues, and patient education information. Uses a full-color format that makes it easy to find information quickly.

LogoLounge 3

die 2000 besten Logos aus aller Welt

Author: Bill Gardner,Catharine M. Fishel

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3830713266

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

View: 3064

Die Logogestaltung zählt zu den gängigsten Designaufgaben. Zugleich stellt sie aber auch eine der größten Herausforderungen dar. Logolounge 3 zeigt ebenso wie der erfolgreiche Vorgängerband 2000 internationale Logos, die ihre Botschaft unmittelbar, einprägsam und inspirierend vermitteln. Die Logos für dieses Buch wurden von einer Jury ausgewählt, die sich aus führenden Köpfen der Branche zusammensetzt. Der erste Teil des Buches widmet sich zehn Topdesignern mit ihren neuesten Kampagnen und einigen ihrer kleineren Projekte. Im zweiten Teil folgen rund 2000 Logos, die nach visuellen Gesichtspunkten in 21 Kategorien geordnet wurden.

Innovations in Healthcare Design

Selected Presentations from the First Five Symposia on Healthcare Design

Author: Sara O. Marberry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471286370

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 5055

Does space effect healing? This collection of writings from healthcare design luminaries is culled from 100+ presentations, spanning six years at the prestigious National Symposium of Healthcare Design--founded to explore how the physical environment can affect therapeutic outcomes. Topics include medical offices, art for health, color, music, and aromatherapy. Color and b&w illustrations.

About Face

The Essentials of Interaction Design

Author: Alan Cooper,Robert Reimann,David Cronin,Christopher Noessel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111876658X

Category: Computers

Page: 720

View: 539

The essential interaction design guide, fully revised andupdated for the mobile age About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, FourthEdition is the latest update to the book that shaped andevolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensiveguide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets intoaccount. New information includes discussions on mobile apps,touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. Thenew full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate moderndesign concepts. The interaction design profession is blooming with the successof design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design"as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers havelittle tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live upto their expectations, and the responding shift in businessphilosophy has become widespread. About Face isthe book that brought interaction design out of the research labsand into the everyday lexicon, and the updated FourthEdition continues to lead the way with ideas and methodsrelevant to today's design practitioners anddevelopers. Updated information includes: Contemporary interface, interaction, and product designmethods Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-dateexamples Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through thecurrent shift in consumer technology habits will find AboutFace to be a comprehensive, essential resource.

Developing Quality Technical Information

A Handbook for Writers and Editors

Author: Michelle Carey,Moira McFadden Lanyi,Deirdre Longo,Eric Radzinski,Shannon Rouiller,Elizabeth Wilde

Publisher: IBM Press

ISBN: 0133119025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 624

View: 4446

The #1 Guide to Excellence in Technical Communication—Fully Updated for Embedded Assistance, Mobile, Search, Multimedia, and More Direct from IBM’s own content design experts, this guide shows you how to design product interfaces and technical information that always place users front and center. This edition has been fully revised to help you consistently deliver the right content at the right time. You’ll master today’s best practices to apply nine essential characteristics of high-quality technical information: accuracy, clarity, completeness, concreteness, organization, retrievability, style, task orientation, and visual effectiveness. Coverage Includes Advocating for users throughout the entire product development process Delivering information in an ordered manner by following progressive disclosure techniques Optimizing content so that users can find it from anywhere Streamlining information for mobile delivery Helping users right where they are Whether you’re a writer, editor, information architect, user experience professional, or reviewer, this book shows you how to create great technical information, from the product design to the user interface, topics, and other media. Thoroughly revised and updated Extensive new coverage of self-documenting interfaces and embedded assistance Updated practical guidelines and checklists Hundreds of new examples

Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work

Author: Francine Fabricant,Jennifer Miller,Debra Stark

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285687280

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 9412

Today's workplace is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. Job security is a thing of the past, layoffs are common, and people change jobs and careers frequently. Students need to be prepared to adapt to the unexpected twists and turns they may face. CREATING CAREER SUCCESS helps students develop a self-directed, proactive, flexible plan to launch and manage their careers over the years to come, using the latest technological resources and job search strategies. Through a process of self-assessment, career exploration, and self-promotion students discover how to connect their skills, interests and values to a variety of possible careers, build relationships, and present themselves in the best possible light to potential employers. Most importantly, students are encouraged to keep their minds and options open, and to engage themselves fully in the career development process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.