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Dsos1: Designer Shock with CD (Audio) Paperback – Nov 1 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag; Pap/Cdr edition (November 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3931126641
  • ISBN-13: 978-3931126643
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 24 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,942,305 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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E-zine Designershock has created DSOS1 (Designer Shock Operating System 1). It is the cumulative efforts of Berlin-based Stefan Gandl, Rob Meek and B. Ludwig with coding help from Michael Kuphal, Christoph Schuster, and Mike Kelly.
A beautiful marriage of media, from the Letraset inspired layout of the manual to the Atari 2600-esque games available through the CDROM (once connected to the Internet), Designershock have created a thorough and warm brand for themselves. In addition, the book doubles as a mousepad. Very sexy.
There's a lot of information in the User Manual and I found it the best place to start exploring DSOS1. It explains where the different components of the DSOS1 are and how these parts relate to each other. The manual, besides showing the Designershock sensibility offline, is a needed reference while playing the games or for instructions to use the programs. It's not overwhelming if you start from the beginning and slowly go through each little section. There is actually a nice pacing to it and it gives you a great over-view of Designershock and the DSOS1.
Once you have the CDROM in and create your profile, the DS Booter prompts you to login ("What are you waiting for?"). A browser will then connect you to the DSOS1 Online Emulation. From here, you can start playing the quirky games, working in any of the four programs, or download various extras.
The joining of application and design puts another twist on the role of designer as author. Not only are designers today producing their own content via Flash, video or the Web, but also, a new generation of designers will be pushing things even further conceptually. With creatives like Designershock and K10K (to name a few) taking interactivity to another level, it will be interesting to see where this trend goes.
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By A Customer on Aug. 4 2003
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Yuck! This is without a doubt the worst graphic novel residing in my house, I can't wait to get rid of it. The only reason why I bought the book was because someone had told me that it was in fact produced by DR ... but it obviously isn't even close. It is page after page of DR (Designer's Republic) imitations that have about 1/4 of the content, and 1/10 of the innovation. The illustration is garbage, done by people who obviously can't even draw with pencils, so they have resorted to bad vector illustration.
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What do you get with a book cover that doubles for a mousepad, a user manual, and a CD-ROM that includes 80 fonts, 10 games, 25 screensavers, 55 wallpapers and 98 icons? This is not the start of a joke, but an introduction to Berlin-based Designershock design group's DSOS1: The User's Manual, a guide to their eccentric and abstract world where they're known for their Internet experimental electronic experiences.
Not knowing where to begin except at the beginning, the beginning of the book sets the tone, "Unless you're very strong, please resist the temptation to flick, browse, skip or skim. Start by going from page to page sequentially. Linear experiences are still the most satisfying, and this way you may remain calm and focused."
Using a polyglot of colors, pages splashed with shades of reds, grays, and blacks guide you through three parts (from left to right on the screen):
Electronic Workmates (EWM) - an introduction to the accompanying software, which is the key to accessing DSOS1's online world that is exclusive to owners of the CD-ROM tool.
Electronic Playmates (EPM) - fonts and typographical games to die for and each time you win, you get to download fonts and other tools.
Electronic Decomaters (EDM) - "is about creative control over your environment. Taking it; losing it. How to open the window on the sublime." Create an ambience with screensavers, wallpapers, and icons.
At first glance, this book seems cryptic, threatening and confusing. But remember what the introduction says and take it one step at a time from the beginning. It becomes easier to follow along with the print after connecting online. Designershock successfully leaps into the innovative world of combining print, screen, and typography.
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Check out Designers Republic's site. This "style" is them and not DSOS/Designershock.
oh lets all appropriate Designer's Republic's style create a book and make money and be happy. Let's all see a logo and copy it and sell it. Lets all see a brochure and copy the layout. Lets all see a photo and copy it.
There is no innovation here, just pure shameless copying.
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