Design

Citing images

You may want to use images such as photos, illustrations or tables as part of your assignment.  

Each image needs to have a caption that includes:

  • a numbered label e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2, followed by a full stop
  • a brief description of the subject, followed by a full stop
  • a full reference (unless the image was created by you). This is because you are reproducing a whole work that belongs to someone else.

Here are some common examples:

Image taken from a book

Template

Numbered label. Description. From Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher. 

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Figure 1. Mood boards are used to consider the emotional content of products. From Designing for interaction: creating innovative applications and devices (2nd ed, p. 150), by D. Saffer, 2010, Berkeley, CA : New Riders.  

 

Image taken from a journal article

Template

Numbered label. Description. From “Title of Article,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. 

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Figure 2. Model of the proposed Vauxhall cluster. From “Whither London’s skyline?”, by D. Mathewson, 2016, Urban Design, 139, p. 20.

 

Image taken from an edited book chapter

Template

Numbered label. Description. From “Title of Chapter,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, in A. N. Editor (Ed.), Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), year, Place of Publication: Publisher. 

Example

Figure 3. Cover of Bonytt 5 (1966). From "The metamorphosis of a Norwegian design magazine: nye bonytt, 1968-1971", by K. Fallan, in G. Lees-Maffei (Ed.), Writing design: words and objects (p. 48), 2012, London: Berg.

 

Image that is part of a web page

Template

Numbered label. Description. From “Title of Web Document,” by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year (http://URL).

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Figure 4. Model of an Aston Martin made on a 3D printer. From Skyfall makers 3D printed Bond’s DB5, by C. Cox, 2012 (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/14/skyfall_makers_printed_db5_for_destruction/).

 

Image that hasn’t been published e.g. photo

Template

Numbered label. Description. Copyright [year] by [creator].  

Example

 

Figure 5. Part of the Vitra chair collection in the Architecture & Design Library. Copyright 2016 by Marisa King.

 

Image from an online library

Template

Numbered label. Description. Copyright [year] by [creator]. Retrieved from http://URL).

Example

 

Figure 6. Configuring 3D printer at the National Library of New Zealand. Copyright 2013 by Dylan Owen. Retrieved from http://natlib.govt.nz/records/34040484.