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Adam Kallish Improvisational Design: Continuous Responsive Digital Communication by Suguru Ishizaki (Cambridge: MIT Press 2003) ISBN 0-262-09035-X, 155 pages, hardcover, illustrated, $37.00. The purpose of Suguru Ishizaki’s book is “...to provide a conceptual framework that helps designers impose a structure on a dynamic design problem and its solution. At a tactical level, it provides a methodical process that designers can use in the course of solving a design problem.” Published by MIT Press as an outgrowth of Ishizaki’s dissertation at MIT’s Media Lab, Improvisational Design provides a clear wellspring of influences from the legacy of Muriel Cooper and others that redefined design within an institute of technology. Part of his motivation for his journey was that he was “...increasingly frustrated by the fact that although I could avoid participating in generating low-quality products for digital communications, increasing numbers of such artifacts were starting to surround my visual environment.” It is difficult to separate process from methods within the field of digital technology and Ishizaki attempts to address both process and method throughout the book. Sensing that traditional design approaches lack models and languages for developing solutions that are digital in nature, this book tries to take a rational http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Design Issues MIT Press

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