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Guest Aphasia

well, for each material they describe:

 

what it is

design notes

potential uses

competing materials

the environment

suppliers

 

it also lists attributes, technical attributes (including elongation, vickers hardness, yield strength etc.), ec-attributes, aesthetic attributes (reflectivity) and general features.

 

i guess you could pop into a local book store and have a look, if they have it in stock!

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Some ecodesign books;

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/listmania...F8&lm%5Fbb= (a list)

http://new.idsa.org/webmodules/articles/an...?a=211&z=57 (an other list)

http://www.amazon.com/Design-Real-World-Ec...2872&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Experimental-Eco-Des...8374&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Eco-Essential-Source...8637&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Eco-Deco-Ecological-...8674&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Eco-Design-Handbook-...8704&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/ecoDesign-Sourcebook...8773&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/IDEO-Masters-Innovat...8892&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Total-Beauty-Sustain...9023&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Designers-Atlas-Sust...0228&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Design-Environment-R...671&sr=11-1

http://www.amazon.com/Design-Outlaws-Ecolo...4725&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/ECODESIGN-Implementa...3640&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Sustainable-Solution...5720&sr=1-5

http://www.amazon.com/How-EcoDesign-enviro...1394&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Trespassers-Conny-Ba...292&sr=11-1

Plus some Droog Design books not on Amazon.

 

If you had to pick one book out of the list, which one would that be regarding the fact that we should focus on fixing in stead of debating whether or not there's a problem? One sustainable-product-design-book giving a nice overview so we don't have to try 10 books covering the same. I think it's better to use the energy and paper to specialize afterwards. :) An overview, but not necessarily for dummies, as most of us already know something...

 

Other branch; Technical softgood books (covering performance ánd fashion) seem hard to find, any advice there?

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Guest Sketch This...

Norman, Donald A, (2002) The Design of Everyday Things

Norman, Donald A, (2005) Emotional Design .........personal favourites.

 

Below is a reading list recieved from Loughborough University ready for when I begin my Industrial Design and Technology course.

 

Understanding Design

Petroski, Henry (1996) Invention by Design

Hollins, B, & Pugh, S, (1990) Successful Product Design

Lefteri, Chris (2007) Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design

 

Understanding Technology

Duncan, T (1997) Electronics for Today ad Tomorrow for Product Design

Ashby, M, Shercliff, H, & Cebon, D (2007) Materials for Engineering, Science, Processing and Design

 

Drawing Communication Skills

IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) (2001) Design Secrets - Products

 

Advances in Design and Technology

Journals such as 'Design', 'Design Week', 'Blueprint', 'Engineering Design', 'New Design' and 'Wallpaper'

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Guest rotunda

You might also want to check out the design guides at www.design-bites.com. They're downloadable, but you'll need a PayPal account or a credit card handy. Topics include design process, human factors, aesthetics, applied finishes and graphics.

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Duncan, T (1997) Electronics for Today ad Tomorrow for Product Design

Isn't it dated? And does it contain stuff like; sensors, wireless networks, printed circuit boards and analysis/tests for tolerance, thermal issues, vibration, radiation and electromagnetic compatibility?

I also found this, any opinions?

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Guest ian4321

I have recently bought a good ebook on Product Design.

 

Product-Design-Tips

"How to get that first Interview"

"An essential read, giving you an insight into modern studio practise"

 

Check out the website you can download a sample chapter!!

http://www.product-design-tips.co.uk/

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Guest tikey

Design Sketching caught my eye, but its quite expensive for me (55U$S, plus the currency exchange here that makes it 170 pesos) so I wanted your opinion about if it's really worth it.

 

Thanks.

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Guest lcipd

couldnt not post..i am a complete design book geek...

 

John Thackaras

'IN THE BUBBLE'

 

is definite book for creative people from all disciplines!

 

'&Fork' ( follow up from spoon) by PHAIDON is amazing for any product designers out there.

 

Jane Fultn Suri from IDEO

"thoughtless acts'' small book crammed with pics and really easy to read...really insightful for people who are into observing users and user insights etc.

 

Jonathan Chapmans

"Emotionally Durable Design" is also excellent!

 

Bill Morridge from IDEO:

'Designing Interactions' also great for all disciplines.

 

books by Paul Arden are really quirky, easy to read and great for inspiration...

"It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be"

 

"World Changing; a users guide for 21st century" is also packed full of good stuff..

 

Any of guys read "Sketching a user experience" by Bill Buxton? thinking of buying it but not sure.....

 

xxx

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

In this book the Granta Cambridge Engineering Selector software is frequently used for material and process selection. (www.grantadesign.com)

Price; approximately 1000£ icon_confused.gif !! Are there any alternatives?

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Guest toodef1

Can I quickly reccomend - The Tipping Point, fantastic book, it certainly makes you think about products from a different perspective and how and why things evolve the way the do.

 

amazon it

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Guest yodesign
I find the three books below extremely useful. Especially the eco-design handbook, which is great for materials reference.

 

Designing the 21st Century by Charlotte Fiell (Editor), Peter Fiell (Editor)

 

Product Design: Practical Methods for the Systematic Development of New Products

by M.R. Baxter (Author)

 

The Eco-Design Handbook: A Complete Sourcebook for the Home and Officeby Alastair Fuad-Luke (Author)

 

I recommend the second one too, full of informations!

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