Design Portfolios: Moving From Traditional to Digital

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2012-03-01
  • Publisher: FAIRCHILD BOOKS

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Today's students of architecture, interior design and landscape design need to master the art of marketing themselves via both traditional handheld and digital portfolios. Design Portfoliosenables students to create portfolios that serve as both evolving collections of creative solutions to design problems and evidence of their abilities to visually relay messages. Addressing issues of creation, maintenance and presentation, the book guides students through every step of the interview and presentation process - from making first contact to composing a thank you letter and securing a job.

Author Biography

Diane M. Bender, PhD, ASID, IDEC, is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Interior Design Department at Arizona State University. Her teaching and research combines her education and practical experience from multiple design disciplines to bring a unique perspective to her writing. Bender's research focuses on the use of technology in design practice and education, with findings published in the Journal of Interior Design and Journal of Educators Online, among others. Current projects include the integration of online and studio education, the addition of Building Information Modeling into the design process, and the effective assessment of the digital design portfolio.

Table of Contents


The Portfolio
• The Design Portfolio
• Diversity of Portfolios
• Knowing Your Audience

Getting it Together
• Gathering Material
• Organizing Your Design Work
• Portfolio Layout
• Constructing a Printed Portfolio

The Digital Portfolio
• Digital Imagery
• Creating Your Digital Portfolio
• Putting Your Digital Portfolio Together

Presenting Your Portfolio
• Digital Portfolio Presentation Formats
• Evaluating and Presenting Your Portfolio
• The Interview Process
• Continuing Your Portfolio

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