Industrial Design Books
This book proposes six qualitative product phases - performance, optimization, itemization, segmentation, individualization, and awareness - that are complementary to the phases of the product life cycle.
Industrial Design: New Frontiers uncovers prospective designer techniques and methods of a new age of industrial design, whose practitioners strive to construct simple and yet complex products of the future.
In today's world, good and effective design has become a vitally important part of our world, to the point where we're used to seeing highly stylized magazines, signs, packaging, websites and more. Produced with Love collects a series of different works that are exactly this, the kind of design is more than a mere product.
Product Design provides insight into the design process and offers a manual for product design with a minimum of errors. The book covers formulation of the product idea, systematic approach of the design process, requirement definition, market research, functionality and meaning, form and color, usage research, ergonomics, techniques for finding innovative solutions, intellectual property, presentation, and reporting.
Masterclass includes detailed information about 30 leading graduate schools from around the world that offer a master's course in product design.
Product Design and Development by Karl Ulrich and Steven Eppinger presents in a clear and detailed way a set of product development techniques aimed at bringing together the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions of the enterprise. The integrative methods in the book facilitate problem solving and decision making among people with different disciplinary perspectives, reflecting the current industry toward designing and developing products in cross-functional teams.
Product Design Sketches is an outstanding compilation of the work of some of the world's most innovative product designers. The book showcases hundreds of hand-drawings and 3D renderings of amazing products, ranging from the smallest one to tree-houses and vehicles.
Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design discusses more than a hundred production methods in detail. The book appeals not only to product designers but also to interior, furniture, and graphic designers who need access to a range of production methods, as well as to all students of design.
Made in Japan surveys 100 of the country's recent design triumphs, among them furnishings, utensils, gadgets, clothing, office equipment and even a silent guitar. While the book features mainly mass-produced objects, it also includes one-off prototypes and limited-edition items that are immensely popular in Japan.
Drawing for Product Designers is both a practical and theoretical guide to the visualization techniques used by contemporary product designers, including freehand sketching, digital rendering, information graphics, and presentation skills. Hundreds of hand-drawn sketches and computer models have been specially created to demonstrate critical geometry and show how to develop sketches into finished illustrations.
The Soul of Design: Harnessing the Power of Plot to Create Extraordinary Products explores the uncanny power of some products to grab and hold attention-to create desire. To understand what sets a product apart in this way, authors Lee Devin and Robert Austin push past personal taste and individual response to adopt a more conceptual approach.
This beautifully innovative and designed monograph showcases the work of Matali Crasset, from her unique spaces to products and utensils. Lavishly depicted with more than three hundred sketches, concept renderings, and photographs in a unique and brightly hued book format, the projects are organized thematically, with a special emphasis on materials and process.
Helen Kerr, Patty Johnson, Diane Bisson, Dianne Croteau, Rachel Dacks, Michelle Ivankovic and Cynthia Hathaway are not household names, but chances are that you have a product they have designed in your home, or office. This publication recognizes and celebrates the achievements of seven very talented Canadian women industrial designers, who against the odds, have built thriving and successful international careers.
This book presents a wide range of objects designed specifically for children, showing the most recent trends in kids design, from the latest innovations in terms of industrialisation and use of materials, to the use of great classics of industrial design adapted to boys and girls. The functionality of these works, as well as the practical applications they were created have become crucial selection criteria for this book, which contains more than 300 objects.
Design It! is a great introduction to lots of satisfying careers from architecture to model making, to the pioneers, and to the principles of good design that make life more pleasant. Rona Arato introduces young readers to the world of industrial design by focusing on our homes and by presenting the basics.
Over the past decade, Ive and his team of designers save created elegant and user-friendly designs that have significantly advanced the brand's cult status as it enters the new millennium. Examining each of these in detail, and with full color throughout, Apple Design compares various approaches to industrial design alongside Apple's, and casts light on numerous aspects of its history, deepening our understanding of contemporary industrial design. Following an analysis of the forms and functions of the featured Apple products, the book provides an explanation of the innovative production methods and materials applied.
New Directions in Thai Materials is an exploration of materials currently offered in the Thai design world. Familiar natural solutions reflect the abundant tropical environment but are transformed into contemporary products while synthetics offer surprising and often deceptive imitations as well as novelty of their own.
This book explores how to formulate a vision for new and appropriate products. A new approach called Vision in Product Design (ViP) strikes a good balance between structuring the process of design while allowing the designers to take a personal position and fully express themselves in producing a product. ViP is both a method and a design philosophy.
Industrial design is a fundamental component of the consumer experience. Almost every commercial product encountered in our day-to-day lives, from toasters to toothbrushes, has been designed with our taste, our desires and our lifestyles in mind. This book traces the history of industrial design, beginning with the eighteenth-century. It identifies the major figures, organizations, styles and events of the profession, looking particularly at the refinement of industrial design by twentieth-century European artists and the congruence of American design and industry during and immediately after the Great Depression.
This comprehensive monograph covers both Rams' life and his work, as well as his ideas on good design, which continue to inspire designers and consumers today. The book includes a wide variety of visual material, including sketches and technical drawings, photographs of Rams' work as well as his life, archival material from both Braun and Vitsoe, Ingeborg Rams' subtle photographs and Vitsoe's playful graphic design and advertising.
From the Werkbund to the Bauhaus to Braun, from furniture to automobiles to consumer appliances, twentieth-century industrial design is closely associated with Germany. In this pathbreaking study, Paul Betts brings to light the crucial role that design played in building a progressive West German industrial culture atop the charred remains of the past. The Authority of Everyday Objects details how the postwar period gave rise to a new design culture comprising a sprawling network of diverse interest groups - including the state and industry, architects and designers, consumer groups and museums, as well as publicists and women's organizations - who all identified industrial design as a vital means of economic recovery, social reform, and even moral regeneration.
The first monograph on the work of Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, two of the most innovative industrial designers from Britain.
Clearly presented and highly detailed, each book is organized into three easily referenced parts: forming, joining, and finishing. An explanation of each manufacturing process provides a full technical description; analysis of typical applications; and information on cost, speed, and environmental impact.
This irreverent survey celebrates the more populist and enduring work in graphic and industrial design that was a product of the Soviet era - a period that remain politically sensitive and under-explored, yet whose influence on the objects and aesthetics of Russian life and thought has been profound.
Everyday, low-cost, and mass-produced items gathered from around the world showcasing innovative design. This book presents a delightful collection of mass-produced objects that provide insight into the things that surround us.
The only up-to-date monograph on the work of Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius.
Predictable Magic makes the case for supplementing traditional approaches of consumer research and data collection with the study of "emotional triggers" and establishment of emotional connections, revealing this technique as the best way to achieve market insight amid the often-conflicting "answers" traditional methods yield.
When and why did the turntable morph from music machine to musical instrument? Why have mobile phones evolved changeable skins? How did hip-hop videos inspire an edgy new look for the Cadillac? The answers to such questions illustrate this provocative book, which examines the cultural meanings of artifacts and the role of designers in their design and production.
Basics Product Design: Visual Conversations explains the process of translation from rough concept to fully realized production. It emphasizes the importance of simplicity in creating effective sketches, examines methods of eliciting an emotional response in the use of 2D and 3D mixed media, and explores the physical realization of ideas in the form of models and prototypes.
This book deconstructs the design and functional elements and innovations of 100 extremely successful and groundbreaking products.