Summer 2016

Unpicking the design process

Design for People: stories about how (and why) we all can work together to make things better

By Scott Stowell
Designed by Scott Stowell,Martha Kang McGill and Ryan Thacker
An Open book published by Metropolis Books, $40

How do things in the design world actually get done? All too often the process by which ideas are generated, and by whom, seems to be concealed beneath gloss, ego and design jargon. In Scott Stowell’s first book, Design for People, he sets out to reveal the reality of a busy design studio, which necessarily involves the input of more than just a single genius…

Cover from Design for People designed by Scott Stowell, Martha Kang McGill and Ryan Thacker.
Top: Spread from Design for People showing Open’s covers for the American weekly magazine The Nation.


Eleanor Herring, design historian, Berlin

Read the full version in Eye no. 92 vol. 23, 2016


Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It is available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions and single issues. You can see what Eye 92 looks like at Eye before You Buy on Vimeo.


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