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Posted 06 August 2004 - 09:29 AM

Does anyone have any good books on PD to recommend? I’m looking for books on anything from semantics, product signs and graphics to sketching, rendering and prototyping.

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 09:36 AM

My favorites:

- Design Secrets: Products (ISBN: 1-56496-638-0)
- IDEO Masters of Innovation (ISBN: 90-72007-85-9)

Bought them from Amazon

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 09:01 PM

One of my instructors handed us a full list of design books. I'll see if I can scan that and post it up on Monday for you.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:32 PM

One of the best books I have found for inspiration is 'designing the 21st century' on taschen. It contains loads of famous designers from around the world along with there aork and a quote about design and there own philosophies concerning it.

There's another one which I bought recently called 'The art and science of material selection in product design'. This is very good for technical information if you couldn't be bothered to attend all those boring materials lectures and has a very good reference section.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:07 AM

please search "product semantics" with GOOGLE and you`ll find it!
http://www.google.co...oduct semantics :)

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 02:37 PM

Hello to everyone,
I can provide you with a short list of books that inspired me or helped me to evolve. Here we are:

1. "Re-Imagine" by Tom Peters, (ISBN: 1 4053 0049 3(

2. "Product Design and Development" by K.Ulrich, S. Eppinger (ISBN: 007229647X)

3. "Design Secrets: Products" (ISBN: 1-56496-638-0)

4. "The Design of Everyday Things" by D. Norman (ISBN: 0 465 06710 7)

5. "Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands" by K.Roberts (ISBN: 1576872041)

6. "Why We Buy: The Science Of Shopping" by P.Underhill (ISBN: 0684849143)

7. "Funky Business" by J.Ridderstrale, K.Nordström (ISBN: 0273645919)


These are some of the books that i have in my mind at the moment. Next days I will provide you some other books that i liked and that i found them interesting!

till then, enjoy with searching the books that i ve post above and why not, READ THEM !!!


Best Regards to all of you

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 03:22 PM

Hello to everyone once more,
As I've promised, i m back with other 2 books that are on my Top List !

1. "The Substance of Style" by V. Postrel (ISBN: 0060186321)

2. "Materials and Design" by M. Ashby, K. Johnson (ISBN: 0750655542)

I think this is enough for the moment. I just want to add a thing. From the list that i posted before, not all of the books are strictly Design Books! But i personally find better to read books that are related in a way with the Design or Products world than to buy strictly Design Books that provide only images! Of course, i don't mean that books with images are not fine! Is just my personal way of interacting with Design.

Hope that i helped someone on this earth....;)

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 07:18 PM

Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change by Victor Papanek
(ISBN: 0897331532)

Although its more than thirty years old I think it is still a landmark book on how and why we design.

To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
by Henry Petroski (ISBN: 0679734163)

The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are
by Henry Petroski (ISBN: 0679740392)

Petroski is an engineer but has some great insights that are very relevant to design.


An Engineer Imagines
by Peter Rice (ISBN: 1899858113)

A very inspiring book by the engineer who worked on the Pompidou Center in Paris and the Sidney Opera House. More of a meditation on creativity than a strict design book but very good reading nonetheless. Even has poetry in it!

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Posted 07 November 2004 - 05:27 PM

I support littlecog's book list. I read one of the Henry Petroski books and Design for the Real world.

They should be required reading for industrial designers!

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 05:35 PM

I`m searching for some books wich are reccomended in universities, about :

_design styles
_design prossess
_design basics

(industrial design)

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 02:28 AM

I'm interested in them! Can you take a picture of them and paste here? :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:46 PM

A few books on my shelf (studying Industrial Design on Aalborg University, DK):

Ulrich & Eppinger (2004), "Product Design and Development", McGraw-Hill- primarilly made for engineering - but the book presents an incredible focus on the design process from contept to manufacturing etc.

Jordan, Patrick W. (2000), "Designing Pleasureable Products", Taylor & Francis- framework for a structured approach for designing beyond the useability of products. In the back of the book a short presentation of several tools/techniques/methodologies is presented.

Kelley, Tom (2001), "The Art of Innovation", Doubleday- about IDEOs design process - if you're able to ignore Kelly's constant blessing of IDEO as a company it's a great book.

+ most books written by Donald A. Norman (user-centered design). At least you should read "The Design of Everyday Products" (or "The Psychology of Everyday Products" as the first edition was called). I personally find this book a classic and a "must read" for new designers/students.


Hope you'll find some of these books interesting :P

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 10:14 AM

Hello to everyone,
I can provide you with a short list of books that inspired me or helped me to evolve. Here we are:

1. "Re-Imagine" by Tom Peters, (ISBN: 1 4053 0049 3)

2. "Product Design and Development" by K.Ulrich, S. Eppinger (ISBN: 007229647X)

3. "Design Secrets: Products" (ISBN: 1-56496-638-0)

4. "The Design of Everyday Things" by D. Norman (ISBN: 0 465 06710 7)

5. "Lovemarks: The Future Beyond Brands" by K.Roberts (ISBN: 1576872041)

6. "Why We Buy: The Science Of Shopping" by P.Underhill (ISBN: 0684849143)

7. "Funky Business" by J.Ridderstrale, K.Nordström (ISBN: 0273645919)

8. "The Substance of Style" by V. Postrel (ISBN: 0060186321)

9. "Materials and Design" by M. Ashby, K. Johnson (ISBN: 0750655542)

I think this is enough for the moment. I just want to add a thing. From the list that i posted before, not all of the books are strictly Design Books! But i personally find better to read books that are related in a way with the Design or Products world than to buy strictly Design Books that provide only images! Of course, i don't mean that books with images are not fine! Is just my personal way of interacting with Design.

Hope that i helped someone on this earth....

Regards

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:32 PM

Another good book is "The Tipping Point"

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:36 PM

Spoon , Phaidon Press Ed. Is a great book with an amazing presentation. Ron Arad and others made a compilation of 100 designers and 10 design clasics.




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