Most popular Product design books
The most popular Product design books currently available. Updated weekly.
An insider's story of creativity and innovation at Apple under Steve Jobs. Creative Selection shows readers how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model, and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software which countless millions use every day.
As the first thing a consumer sees when looking at a product, the packaging can make or break a sale. Each year, the Pentawards celebrate the underrated art of package design by recognizing the most influential pieces from around the world. Featuring hundreds of works and with key pieces described in detail, this book brings together the lucky...
A design guru illuminates 10 specific, global factors that directly affect product innovation and design and how you can use them to thrive
A fully updated and expanded edition of Don Norman's classic and influential work, which pioneered the application of cognitive science to design.
Discover the stylistic evolution of the wristwatch in this unparalleled guide to the great watches of the 20th century.
Exquisitely produced to reflect Dieter Rams' aesthetic philosophy, this book presents highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives.
Supporting the Edexcel specification, this title offers exam tips, practice questions and sample answers with comments that give students the confidence to tackle all the questions that come up in the exam. It includes classroom activities with structured guidance that helps save teachers time.
The designers Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa have compiled 204 everyday objects in search of -super normal design-: alongside examples of anonymous design like the Swiss Rex vegetable peeler or a simple plastic bag, there are design classics like Marcel Breuer's tubular steel side table, Dieter Ram's 606 shelving system, or Joe Colombo's Optic alarm clock of 1970.
A guide to manufacturing processes that explores production techniques that have an important impact on the design industry. Including over 1,200 photographs and technical illustrations, it is suitable for 3D designers, product designers, architects and engineers.
The 21st-century bible of creative screenprinting.
Products that Last starts where most books on product development end. This new edition contains new examples and insights from recent publications. From the perspective of designers and entrepreneurs, once a product has been designed, produced and sold, it disappears beyond the newness horizon.
The first and only monograph to celebrate Ward Bennett, the leading American interior and furniture designer
From cameras to kitchenware, Lego to Lamborghini, follow the makers and shapers of industrial design in Industrial Design A-Z. This revised and updated edition covers the individual designers, the global businesses, and above all the genius products that have synthesized form and function to transform our daily lives.
Fusion 360 for Makers is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication. Inside, you'll find eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentals.
The Art of Ideas brings together business concepts with stories of creativity in art, politics, and history to provide a visual and accessible guide to the art and science of new and useful ideas. Accompanied by charming and inviting illustrations, William Duggan and Amy Murphy help unlock the secret to creativity in business and in life.
A guide to both hand - and computer-drawn design. It helps readers to think three-dimensionally and build complex design ideas that are structurally sound and visually clear. It illustrates how these basic skills underpin the use of computer-aided design and graphic software.
Over the last ten years there has been a huge growth in the area of materials for design, but most books on this subject deal with advanced, semi-formed materials (that is, materials sold as sheet, rod, tube, etc.). This book provides much-needed information on the raw materials, and the low-down on how these can be used.
Target success in OCR A-level Design and Technology: Product Design with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge.
Manual for young designers. Essential principles and rules for good design. Designed by Massimo Vignelli.
Magnificent monograph celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the great Danish designer
This collection of groundbreaking campaigns and industry insights from the world's leading design studios shows how today's graphic designers are thinking, collaborating, and breaking the rules.
Working 2019/2020 is the new design yearbook for connoisseurs and people who love the beautiful and good things in life.
Incorporating literary and digital theory, this title serves as a resource for game developers. Focused on both the theory and practice of the four main aspects of quests (spaces, objects, actors, and challenges), each theoretical section is followed by a practical section that contains exercises using the Neverwinter Nights Aurora Toolset.
Year after year, Doing, edited by Peter Zec who is one of the best design experts in the world, showcases products from activity- and lifestyle-oriented areas. This covers design products from the garden, leisure, sport, children, fashion, watches and jewellery.
The inside story of Apple's design process during the golden age of Steve Jobs
Enables designers of various packaging types to create 3-D packaging forms that are specific to their needs. This book teaches a simple net construction system, a one-piece 2-D configuration of card seen when a 3-D package is opened out and flattened which enables the designer to create a huge number of very strong 3-D packaging forms.
"Frugal Value" contests the notion that the answer to our socio-economic and environmental crises lies in existing "sustainable business" practices, which too-often mean business-as-usual. This book re-thinks the fundamental purpose and role of business to understand how commercial firms might help address the great challenges of our time.
Year after Year, Working, edited by Peter Zec who is one of the best design experts in the world, visualises products of leisure and relaxation, from areas such as bathrooms and spas, vehicles, consumer electronics and cameras as well as communication.
Target success in AQA A Level Design and Technology (Product Design) with this proven formula for effective, structured revision. Key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge.
Doing 2019/2020 showcases products from activity- and life-style-oriented areas such as garden, leisure, sport and games, babies and children, fashion, lifestyle and accessories, as well as watches and jewellery. Text in English and German.
Enjoying 2019/2020 presents products from work- and technology-oriented fields such as offices, heating and air conditioning, industry and crafts, life science and medicine, as well as computers and information technology. Text in English and German.
Decodes the things around us: their hidden meanings, our relationship with them, how they shape our lives and why we desire them. This book makes us part with our money. It defines who we think we are.
Living 2019/2020 focuses on domesticity, examining living rooms and bedrooms, kitchens, tableware and cooking utensils, lighting and lamps, interior design, as well as urban design and public spaces. Text in English and German.
Acclaimed for its wit, its idiosyncracies, and its insight into the Loewy aesthetic, this volume stands as a remarkable document of the American Century and a still-vital meditation upon the importance of industrial design in daily life.
Provides the reader with a comprehensive, relevant, and visually rich insight into the world of research methods specifically aimed at product designers. This book includes practical case studies and tutorials that will inform, inspire and help you to conduct product design research better.
Meet modernist trailblazer Josef Hoffmann, a pivotal character in European aesthetics who pioneered the Viennese Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte. The Austrian mastermind introduced a brave, new minimalism that continues to inspire architecture and design to this day, from monochrome interior schemes to the cutlery on our table.
A nostalgic paean to 100 objects that have helped to define the modern kitchen
Year after year, Enjoying, edited by Peter Zec who is one of the best design experts in the world, presents products from work- and technology-oriented fields. Focuses on design products from offices, heating and air conditioning, industry and crafts, life science and medicine, as well as computers and information technology.