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The Shape of Design

by Frank Chimero

A fieldguide for makers.
A love letter to design.

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“Chimero wraps his ideas in a clear, strong voice that is witty at times, poignant at others. … If you create things, the book’s insights will inform the way you think about your work, regardless of how you make your living.”

The Atlantic

“From the very first line, Frank grabs you by the neurons and heartstrings, and doesn’t let go until the very last.”

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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter One

    How
    and
    Why

  2. Chapter Two

    Craft
    and
    Beauty

  3. Chapter Three

    Limitations
    and
    Improvisation

  4. Chapter Four

    Form
    and
    Magic

  5. Chapter Five

    Fiction
    and
    Bridges

  6. Chapter Six

    Context
    and
    Response

  7. Chapter Seven

    Stories
    and
    Voids

  8. Chapter Eight

    Frameworks
    and
    Etiquette

  9. Chapter Nine

    Delight
    and
    Accommodation

  10. Chapter Ten

    Gifts
    and
    Giving

  11. With a foreword by
    Liz Danzico Chair and co-founder
    MFA in Interaction Design
    School of Visual Arts

The Shape of Design would not have been possible without the support of its Kickstarter backers. Thank you.