Industrial Design Books

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    Naoto Fukasawa

    Naoto Fukasawa is one of the best-known Japanese product designers working today. The book is the first monograph published in English of the work of this innovative designer. Edited by Fukasawa himself with contributions by writers from East and West, it includes a selection of his products to date, ranging from umbrellas and vases to sofas and telephones.

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    Industrial Design by Architects

    This book presents the work of architects in the field of industrial design from the beginning of the 20th century until today. It includes more than 400 works by approximately 100 architects presented in chronological order.

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    Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams

    Less and More elucidates the design philosophy of Dieter Rams. The book is the ultimate collection of images of all of Rams's products as well as selected sketches and models - from Braun stereo systems and electric shavers to the chairs and shelving systems that he created for Vitsoe and sdr+.

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    Exploring Materials: Creative Design for Everyday Objects

    Materials are like words. The richer your design vocabulary, the more distinctive the design solutions you can express. Sketching ideas with a pencil or rendering them with computer software are useful experiences, but there is no substitute for confronting physical forms and materials directly. Exploring Materials is an action-oriented, accessible guide to design thinking that addresses both the "how" and "why" of product design.

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    Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture

    This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from all around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles, and other products. Featuring the work of both long-established and emerging designers, each product is selected for its significant use of new technology, unorthodox or complex production process, use of innovative materials (or traditional materials adapted in new and unexpected ways) and, in some cases, for the creative concept behind it.

  6. Sketching - Drawing Techniques for Product Designers

    Sketching: Drawing Techniques for Product Designers

    Sketching is an incredibly broad and practical survey of sketching techniques for product designers. It goes without saying that the book is suited for the classroom, but every design studio will also find this manual an asset, because in spite of the ascendancy of the computer, hand-drawn sketches are still a very much used.

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    Industrial Design, Competition and Globalization

    Design plays an increasingly important role in the competitiveness of firms. Increasingly price-based competition is being replaced by business models based around design and added value. Given the importance of design in corporate competitiveness, this book explores the importance of industrial design within the contemporary economy.

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    Tools for Innovation

    Researchers across an array of fields are studying innovation, with exciting new findings suggesting that science is beginning to understand how it can be cultivated. It is now more important than ever for seemingly distant fields to share conclusions and, in concert, translate them into viable applications. The authors present research on processes as well as on the evaluation of existing methods. Their lessons drawn are at the forefront of the interdisciplinary movement to use science to help organizations thrive.

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    Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

    Featuring more than 100 contemporary design products and systems - safer baby bottles, a high-tech waterless washing machine, low-cost prosthetics for landmine victims, Braille-based Lego-style building blocks for blind children, wheelchairs for rugged conditions, sugarcane charcoal, universal composting systems, DIY soccer balls - that are as fascinating as they are revolutionary, this exceptionally smart, friendly and well-designed volume makes the case for design as a tool to solve some of the world's biggest social problems in beautiful, sustainable and engaging ways--for global citizens in the developing world and in more developed economies alike.

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    A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of Business

    For the first time, Hartmut Esslinger, internationally acclaimed designer and founder of frog design, inc., reveals the secrets to better business through better design. Having spent forty years helping build the world's most recognizable brands, Esslinger shows how business leaders and designers can join forces to build creative strategies that will ensure a more profitable and sustainable future.

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    Scandinavian Design

    Scandtastic! (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) Scandinavians are exceptionally gifted in design. They are world-famous for their inimitable, democratic designs which bridge the gap between crafts and industrial production. The marriage of beautiful, organic forms with everyday functionality is one of the primary strengths of Scandinavian design and one of the reasons why Scandinavian creations are so cherished and sought after.

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    Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design

    Available now as a softcover edition, Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design contains a new preface by Ellen Lupton describing new products and projects that have been produced since the book's initial publication. Skin presents products, furniture, fashion, architecture, and media that are expanding the limits of what we understand as surface.

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    Edexcel A Level Design and Technology for Product Design: Graphic Products

    This is a new edition of "Advanced Design and Technology for Edexcel Product Design: Graphics with Materials Technology", fully revised and updated to support Edexcel's new Product Design specification for 2008. Now in full-colour, the student book is completely matched to the new requirements, ensuring students develop all the skills and understanding they need to succeed at A level.

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    This book explores contemporary creative practice by identifying product designers whose work has changed preconceived ideas about the nature of design. Featuring interviews with Ron Arad, Javier Mariscal, Gaetano Pesce and Daniel Weil, for their importance at the forefront of contemporary design and for continuing to produce uncompromising projects.

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    Marcel Wanders: Behind the Ceiling

    Marcel Wanders is the highly anticipated first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. This book showcases his body of work and stellar career through stunning photography, sketches, copious texts and quotes from the designer himself, offering a first-hand account of Wanders' irresistible universe.

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    Do You Matter?

    You'll learn what it really means to be "design-driven" and how that translates into action at Nike, Apple, BMW and IKEA. You'll learn design-driven techniques for managing your entire experience chain; define effective design strategies and languages; and learn how to manage design from the top, encouraging "risky" design innovations that lead to entirely new markets.

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    Designline enables the significance and even the aura of products to be seen and understood. In the interplay with graphic design, architecture and selected cultural and technical milestones, it becomes clear why products had their specific look at respective times.

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    Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals

    Today's product designers are presented with a myriad of choices when creating their work and preparing it for manufacture. They have to be knowledgeable about a vast repertoire of processes, ranging from what used to be known as traditional "crafts" to the latest technology, to enable their designs to be manufactured effectively and efficiently. Information on the internet about such processes is often unreliable, and search engines do not usefully organize material for designers. This fundamental new resource explores innovative production techniques and materials that are having an impact on the design industry worldwide.

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    Plastics Handbook

    From plastics with the strength and durability of metal, to mass-produced skins, sensuous plastics, and rental DVDs that expire 48 hours after you've opened the packaging, The Plastics Handbook offers a fascinating insight into the most innovative and unusual plastics for designers and manufacturers throughout the world.

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    Product Experience

    Product Experience summarizes research on the emotional and cognitive experience of using products. The book explores product experience in terms of aesthetics and design, ergonomics and usability, product facilitation of human capacities and skills, entertainment value, and how product experience extends beyond the product itself to brand association, the shopping experience, and product packaging.

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    Ultra Materials

    Smart substances, intelligent interfaces, and sensory surfaces are redefining the world we live in, from self-cleaning materials based on the surface morphology of a lotus leaf to outdoor pavilions made from inflatable membrane exteriors to temperature regulated clothing. The book includes a classified presentation of the four hundred most recent significant materials; a directory of designers, design conferences, trade shows, and professional organizations; and details of degree programs, grants, scholarships, internships, research labs, and competitions.

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    Design Inspirations

    This 700 page volume offers a comprehensive overview of projects and products of international designers. Technological developments and social and global trends influence projects and the work approach of designers as do materials and production methods.

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    Industrial Design

    Industrial Design presents the pioneering half-century of Loewy's career with photographs of his most famous designs and personal accounts of his life in design. Among the thousands of well-known forms and shapes that he created are the Coca-Cola bottle, the Studebaker, the U.S. Post Office logo, streamlined trains and ocean liners, the Shell and Exxon logos, NASA's Skylab, and the interior of the Concorde.

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    The Design Secrets

    The Design Secrets series takes readers inside the creative process. 50 interesting design projects are illustrated in detail, from concept to completion. Design Secrets: Products looks behind the scenes uncovering the creative process, the challenges, and the solutions that produced the innovative end-result. Original plans, sketches, visuals, interim drawings and presentations, each accompanied by informative text and captions, show how designers present their ideas and solve problems.

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    Hugely visual and easily Metals introduces each application with authorial comment as well as interviews with the designers and manufacturers. Examples are featured from the areas of packaging, product design, and architecture.

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    Process, Materials, and Measurements

    For designers to be able to make designs that work and endure and to ensure they are legal, they need to know-or be able to find-an endless number of details. Whether it's what kind of glue needs to be used on a certain surface, metric equivalents, thread sizes, or how to apply for a patent, these details are essential and must be readily available so designers can create successful products efficiently.

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    This fabulously illustrated book offers a rich and unique introduction to wood. Applications covered include architecture, interior design, product design, furniture design and more.

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    Materials for Inspirational Design

    Materials for Inspirational Design provides today's designer with a myriad of material possibilities. The book introduces the properties of wood, metal, glass, ceramics and plastic, all in an informative and inspirational format.

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    Drawing for Designers

    Drawing for Designers offers a comprehensive guide to drawing for product/ industrial designers and students. As well as industrial product design, the book encompasses automotive design and the design of other 3D artifacts such as jewelry and furniture.