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.
A design guru illuminates 10 specific, global factors that directly affect product innovation and design and how you can use them to thrive
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first and only monograph to celebrate Ward Bennett, the leading American interior and furniture designer
This book is a survey of eighty international ceramicists who bridge the worlds of product design, interiors, fine art, and luxury craftsmanship.
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.
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.
Manual for young designers. Essential principles and rules for good design. Designed by Massimo Vignelli.
Working 2019/2020 is the new design yearbook for connoisseurs and people who love the beautiful and good things in life.
A beautifully packaged look at the world's most sought-after timepieces, with detailed photography of every example.
Statement of responsibility from t.p. verso.
You'll find 1000 bright ideas in this journey through 20th-century lighting design. Presented chronologically by decade, you'll find the most interesting electric lights, from Tiffany's beautiful leaded-glass shades to outlandish 1960s designs and the latest high-tech LED lamps.
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 inside story of Apple's design process during the golden age of Steve Jobs
Upcycling goes upscale in this beautiful, elegant and global collection that showcases what today's designers are creating out of yesterday's materials.
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.
The ultimate monograph on one of the world's most creative, prolific, and legendary multidisciplinary design studios
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.
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.
Homage to the beauty of ancient commodities.
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.
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.
Encourage your students to be creative, innovative and critical designers with a textbook that builds in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials, components and processes associated with the creation of products.
"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.
The 21st-century bible of creative screenprinting.
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.
Magnificent monograph celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the great Danish designer
Morrison's intense examination of the world of things that accompany our lives and shape our environment.
A one-stop resource for all design professionals, providing comprehensive, accurate information about the basic materials with which they work daily, as well as a complete breakdown of exciting new developments in high-tech materials.
A celebration of the rich and varied work of Italian-born American artist, designer, and master of metal, Harry Bertoia
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.