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#76 Guest_bagaudae_*

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 07:38 PM

Naoto Fukasawa

#77 Guest_zenie_*

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:07 AM


i am new to this.....

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#78 Guest_Siona_*

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:52 AM

Although not strictly about industrial design, I highly recommend 'In the Bubble' by John Thackara. I love that book! (Most of it is available
here to read on google scholar too ^^)

For everything about drawing there's 'design sketching' ISBN 91-631-7394-8 which is indispensable. Also, Design for Society by Nigel Whiteley is worth a look.

#79 Guest_Nathan Pollock_*

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 05:28 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.


In our design consultancy, Katapult Design, we utilise a huge number of design books as reference, many of which have been mentioned already.

The latest one we've got into is on sustainable design practice and is well worth a read if that's of interest.

"Design is the Problem" (subtitled - The Future of Design Must be Sustainable) by Nathan Shedroff.


Nathan Pollock

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 04:07 AM

thanks guys I have purchased naoto fukasawa, 10 faces of innovation and the art of innovation. does anyone have any more NEW and good design books suggestions?

#81 Guest_Epleskrell_*

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 11:04 AM

I would strongly recoment to read the book; Rethinking Sitting by Peter Opsvik.

Its a colaboration of this Norwegian designers work. Hes thoughts on ergonomics is realy a must for any designstudent or designer to read. I often pick it up during my process as it is a valuable ressurce!


#82 Guest_auburncoast_*

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:03 AM

not to highjack this thread but I was hoping for some direction in searching for a book that covers the basics from perspective and shadow to more complex things and rendering. I prefer step by step instructions where necessary. I have Sketching: Drawing techniques for product designers but find it is all too loosely covered. I am looking for something like the Scott Robertson video tutorial but in written form because I like to have a reference. If more then one book is necessary thats fine. I was looking at Drawing for Designers by Alan Pipes but don't know if that book gets specific enough. Also, does anyone have Architectural Drawing: A visual Compendium...?
Thanks for your help!

#83 Guest_plazake_*

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Posted 06 August 2009 - 02:31 AM

Thanks Ed for the uplifting comment. It is good to know that somehow I could be of help although the thread is way old.
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#84 Guest_Ben Lynam_*

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 02:03 AM

Might be a bit obvious...

Design as Art by Bruno Munari.

The guy was just an absolute genius. What he said then is still relevant now.

#85 Guest_Kaiyuan_*

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Posted 13 September 2009 - 12:17 AM

For the transportation designers:

H Point: The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging

Because design isn't always about good looks. Especially trans.
This book explains a lot about proportions, mechanics, etc.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:00 PM


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#87 Guest_Callum Nash_*

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Posted 08 November 2009 - 02:29 PM

out of all the books ive seen suggested, id reomment this one the most

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

its without a doubt a book every designer needs to read!

and "design methods" by john chris jones is an incredibly important text on design, i thoroughly recommend you read it, he is also publishing an electronic book, a kind of evolving dialogue about design and life, its called "The Internet and Everyone"

and heres a link to it!


Check it out!

#88 Guest_bananaman_*

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 11:24 AM

Try www.designermart.co.uk

#89 Guest_Amanda Lee_*

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 06:21 PM

Creating Breakthrough Products: Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval by Jonathan Cagan and Craig M. Vogel

This book addresses the three key areas of modern product development: understanding the value dimension, understanding the branding dimension, and understanding the consumer dimension.

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

Hello everyone,

For product sketch this book is quite good. You see how different companies sketch.

Sketching | Eissen, K & Steur, R
Design Sketching
Erik and Klara, authors
Hard cover: ISBN 91-631-7394-8

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