Carroll Gantz, FIDSA is a giant upon whose shoulders we all stand today. The designer of the original Black & Decker Dustbuster, Gantz has never been afraid to pioneer and change where change was needed. This latest book from Gantz, tells it like it was. It's a great read for anyone interested to know how we got here.
For many designers in Europe, the idea of design is associated more with culture and lifestyle than the American idea of design which tends to be more commercial and problem solving oriented.
This book by Jane Worthington, Designing Life, provides a wonderful window into that world. Worthington started out as an industrial designer, moved into furniture design and has designed many hotels and counts the Dutch Royal family amongst her clients.
Product design has changed dramatically in recent years as everything, from computers to microwaves to MP3 players, has become more compact and more powerful. Less seems to be more, as everything becomes portable and more user friendly. 1,000 Product Designs features the most innovative designs in recent years. This unprecedented collection of products from all over the globe is a window into different cultures and societies, featuring everything from furnishings to personal items and accessories to electronics.
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Humor us! Of course we all know that we can remember everything we see when we do a site inspection, but the reality is you take in so much, there are many things that don't get remembered. Use this checklist to make sure you cover all the salient points and remember all you need to - 3 months later if need be!
3. Determine audience(s): membership, potential exhibitors, an industry or trade, general public.
4. Develop theme and corresponding graphics. Considerations should include purposes of individual pieces: who will receive them, tone to be conveyed, how they will be produced, how many colors will be needed, what layout is required at each stage (from rough to comprehensive), and how much is budgeted for them.
The following general principles must be remembered and applied to negotiations for any site, service, or supplier. By following these simple guidelines, a meeting manager can utilize the methods and lessons of meeting management in a more efficient manner.
• Present and maintain a professional attitude.
• Control stress and tension.
• Avoid politics and egos.
• Take time to gather all facts and requirements beforehand.
• Meet with the proper hotel or site people who have the authority to make decisions.