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Posted 15 August 2007 - 09:33 AM

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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Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:35 PM

Some ecodesign books;
http://www.amazon.co...nia...F8&lm_bb= (a list)
http://new.idsa.org/...n...?a=211&z=57 (an other list)
http://www.amazon.co...c...2872&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co...s...8374&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.co...e...8637&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...-...8674&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...-...8704&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...k...8773&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...t...8892&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...n...9023&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...t...0228&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...R...671&sr=11-1
http://www.amazon.co...o...4725&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...a...3640&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...n...5720&sr=1-5
http://www.amazon.co...o...1394&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...a...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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Posted 29 August 2007 - 06:36 PM

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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Posted 06 September 2007 - 01:16 PM

Hey, does anybody know some good books in Dutch?
Ty

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:12 AM

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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Posted 11 September 2007 - 01:58 AM

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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Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:49 PM

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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Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:10 PM

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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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:04 PM

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.....

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:22 PM

"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£ Posted Image !! Are there any alternatives?

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:39 AM

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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Posted 24 October 2007 - 10:08 PM

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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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:55 AM

This last one refers to http://www.amazon.co.../dp/0412492407/ .
Any other recommendations on pricing books?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:56 PM

another cool book for sketching is
Alexander Ott - "Darstellungs technik"
the use of copics explained very nicely
http://www.amazon.de...t/dp/3830712936

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 11:16 PM

another cool book for sketching is
Alexander Ott - "Darstellungs technik"
the use of copics explained very nicely
http://www.amazon.de...t/dp/3830712936


cool - is there an english copy?




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