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The Experience Book: For Designers, Thinkers & Makers

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ISBN: 9781912165384
AuthorScott, Adam
Pub Date27/09/2022
BindingTrade PB
Pages288
CountryGBR
Dewey745.2
Publisher: Black Dog Press
€29.01

Contrary to
what one might imagine, there is no such thing as an experience designer. At
least not in the sense that we might talk of an individual recognised as such.
To make experiences is to be human. Shaman, architect, food engineer - you name
it, they are all experience designers. Informed by an understanding of people's
needs and wants - our stories, our rituals, our myths - the beautifully
designed experience has the power to transform lives. The Experience Book is an ode to that power.

Essentially, it is a book about
time and how we use it to design and make experiences
that define the spaces we live, work and play in. Divided into a guidebook and
a sourcebook, it begins by explaining what it is about the human mind that so
deeply feasts on the notion of the experience, and then employs this knowledge
to suggest a method or framework for
designing experiences. The guidebook done, the sourcebook serves as
inspiration for the art of experience design, with precedents drawn from the past 35,000 years' worth of
transformative experience making.

One of the first publications about the
attributes that together make what is fast becoming a recognised discipline, The Experience Book is beautifully presented. Comprised of a wonderfully eclectic range of written forms, illustrated
by a fantastic mix of drawings and photography, and backed by historical
and contemporary examples from the worlds of
architecture, branding, fashion, music, art, sport and business, it introduces
the maker of experiences as part ethnographer, storyteller, master planner and
performance artist.

Challenging the
orthodoxy of function, reasserting process over monument and product, delighting in the unexpected, and championing the spectator over the spectacle, this is a book for anyone interested in the power of design,
be they creator, communicator or consumer.

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Contrary to
what one might imagine, there is no such thing as an experience designer. At
least not in the sense that we might talk of an individual recognised as such.
To make experiences is to be human. Shaman, architect, food engineer - you name
it, they are all experience designers. Informed by an understanding of people's
needs and wants - our stories, our rituals, our myths - the beautifully
designed experience has the power to transform lives. The Experience Book is an ode to that power.

Essentially, it is a book about
time and how we use it to design and make experiences
that define the spaces we live, work and play in. Divided into a guidebook and
a sourcebook, it begins by explaining what it is about the human mind that so
deeply feasts on the notion of the experience, and then employs this knowledge
to suggest a method or framework for
designing experiences. The guidebook done, the sourcebook serves as
inspiration for the art of experience design, with precedents drawn from the past 35,000 years' worth of
transformative experience making.

One of the first publications about the
attributes that together make what is fast becoming a recognised discipline, The Experience Book is beautifully presented. Comprised of a wonderfully eclectic range of written forms, illustrated
by a fantastic mix of drawings and photography, and backed by historical
and contemporary examples from the worlds of
architecture, branding, fashion, music, art, sport and business, it introduces
the maker of experiences as part ethnographer, storyteller, master planner and
performance artist.

Challenging the
orthodoxy of function, reasserting process over monument and product, delighting in the unexpected, and championing the spectator over the spectacle, this is a book for anyone interested in the power of design,
be they creator, communicator or consumer.