Inspired by Method

Creative Tools for the Design Process

What is inspiration? Can there be a method for finding inspiration? This book is both a guide to
and a source of inspiration.
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Alexandra Martini
Article number: 9789063695736
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What is inspiration? Can there be a method for finding inspiration? This book is both a guide to and a source of inspiration. Designing involves individuality and a systematic approach, which we may apply consciously or subconsciously, depending on the project. The 5D-method for inspiration, created by Alexandra Martini, is an incisive little tool that you can use in any design process. It takes away the fear of starting a new project. This method uses the following five dimensions: Formal-Aesthetic Dimension, Haptic Dimension, Production Dimension, Cultural Dimension and Interactive Dimension. It will help you analyse, experiment with and realise your ideas. The first phase of the book will get you started.

The second phase encourages you to experiment and explore some unusual paths. Classical principles, such as composition and proportion, are interwoven with contemporary manufacturing processes such as 3D printing and aspects of human-machine interaction.

For all budding creatives who are involved with design, in any way, that want to deepen their knowledge and intellectual portfolio professionally and develop their design skills further. The book provides orientation, guidance, methodology and a soft process algorithm.


Professor Alexandra Martini studied design at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and the Escuela Superior del Disenõ Elisava, Barcelona. She holds a diploma in industrial design and a master’s in design from the Royal College of Art, London. She established her reputation with her Berlin office for design MARTINI, MEYER and is active in the fields of interiors, design and communication design. She is a professor in the design department at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany.

Press "A manual for everyone who wants to systematically think outside the box." – PAGE magazine




ISBN: 978 90 6369  468 5
Author: Koos de Wilt
Concept: buro van Ons
Format: Paperback with flaps
Dimensions: 18 x 14,5 cm
Pages: 160

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