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See below for a selection of the latest books from Product design category. Presented with a red border are the Product design books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Product design books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Pencils You Should Know

Pencils You Should Know

Author: Caroline Weaver Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Pencils You Should Know traces the evolution of pencils over time and across the globe. From the humble, handcrafted pencil of the 19th century to the novelty writing implement of the 1990s, each object in this book tells a different story. This book features a selection of 75 modern and vintage pencils curated by pencil powerhouse Caroline Weaver, owner of legendary New York pencil emporium CW Pencil Enterprise. Pencil fanatics will find old favorites here-the original Blackwing 602 puts in an appearance, of course-and make exciting new discoveries, too. * The long, skinny book was designed to emulate a brand new box of pencils. * Vintage pencils and accessories are photographed against vibrant, colorful backgrounds and accompanied by Weaver's insightful commentary. * A pocket-sized love letter to one of the most important inventions in human history This supremely charming little book celebrates the enduring magic of the pencil. Trace the history of the pencil over time and across the globe, and discover everything you need to know about this simple yet ingenious invention. * A great book for pencil collectors, admirers, historians, artists, writers-anyone who gets excited about the new Palomino Blackwing, a perfectly sharpened No. 2 Ticonderoga * Fans of The Pencil by Henry Petroski, How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees and John Hodgman, and The Pencil Perfect by Caroline Weaver will want this in their collection. * The perfect gift for pencil devotees, analog and vintage ephemera lovers, designers, and fans of CW Pencil Enterprise

Social Media Analytics for User Behavior Modeling A Task Heterogeneity Perspective

Social Media Analytics for User Behavior Modeling A Task Heterogeneity Perspective

In recent years social media has gained significant popularity and has become an essential medium of communication. Such user-generated content provides an excellent scenario for applying the metaphor of mining any information. Transfer learning is a research problem in machine learning that focuses on leveraging the knowledge gained while solving one problem and applying it to a different, but related problem. Features: Offers novel frameworks to study user behavior and for addressing and explaining task heterogeneity Presents a detailed study of existing research Provides convergence and complexity analysis of the frameworks Includes algorithms to implement the proposed research work Covers extensive empirical analysis Social Media Analytics for User Behavior Modeling: A Task Heterogeneity Perspective is a guide to user behavior modeling in heterogeneous settings and is of great use to the machine learning community.

Thonet and Design

Thonet and Design

Author: Anggelika Nollert and Pet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2020

The Professional Skills Handbook For Engineers And Technical Professionals

The Professional Skills Handbook For Engineers And Technical Professionals

Author: Kevin Retz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This new handbook covers a wide range of engineering skills generally not taught in today's college-level technical programs. New engineers, though technically sound, need to master these other skills upon entering the professional world. Topics covered include teaming, root cause analysis, lean manufacturing and management, presentation skills, innovation, and change leadership. Based on the author's thirty years of engineering and leadership experience, this work contains a wealth of practical tips and advice, as well as lessons learned the hard way. Portable and concise, the handbook can help new engineers thrive in and enjoy the technical world and their professional careers.

The Professional Skills Handbook For Engineers And Technical Professionals

The Professional Skills Handbook For Engineers And Technical Professionals

Author: Kevin Retz Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This new handbook covers a wide range of engineering skills generally not taught in today's college-level technical programs. New engineers, though technically sound, need to master these other skills upon entering the professional world. Topics covered include teaming, root cause analysis, lean manufacturing and management, presentation skills, innovation, and change leadership. Based on the author's thirty years of engineering and leadership experience, this work contains a wealth of practical tips and advice, as well as lessons learned the hard way. Portable and concise, the handbook can help new engineers thrive in and enjoy the technical world and their professional careers.

Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences

Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences

Author: Hemen (Department of Mathematics, Gauhati University) Dutta Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This book covers tools and techniques used for developing mathematical methods and modelling related to real-life situations. It brings forward significant aspects of mathematical research by using different mathematical methods such as analytical, computational, and numerical with relevance or applications in engineering and applied sciences. Presents theory, methods, and applications in a balanced manner Includes the basic developments with full details Contains the most recent advances and offers enough references for further study Written in a self-contained style and provides proof of necessary results Offers research problems to help early career researchers prepare research proposals Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences makes available for the audience, several relevant topics in one place necessary for crucial understanding of research problems of an applied nature. This should attract the attention of general readers, mathematicians, and engineers interested in new tools and techniques required for developing more accurate mathematical methods and modelling corresponding to real-life situations.

Design and Emotion

Design and Emotion

Author: Deana McDonagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

There is considerable interest in and growing recognition of the emotional domain in product development. The relationship between the user and the product is paramount in industry, which has led to major research investments in this area. Traditional ergonomic approaches to design have concentrated on the user's physical and cognitive abilities. However, new approaches also take into consideration the user's emotional relationship with their belongings. Design and Emotion is an edited collection of papers given at the 3rd Design and Emotion Conference 2002. These contributions outline the latest developments, findings, and techniques in industrial applications and in research, bringing you up-to-date with the current thinking in this field. As a forum for discussing the latest ideas in emotion-driven design, this book will prove to be essential reading for all human factors specialists involved in design.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design Uses and Applications

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design Uses and Applications

Author: Waldemar Karwowski Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Every day we interact with thousands of consumer products. We not only expect them to perform their functions safely, reliably, and efficiently, but also to do it so seamlessly that we don't even think about it. However, with the many factors involved in consumer product design, from the application of human factors and ergonomics principles to reducing risks of malfunction and the total life cycle cost, well, the process just seems to get more complex. Edited by well-known and well-respected experts, the two-volumes of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design simplify this process. The second volume, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Uses and Applications, discusses challenges and opportunities in the design for product safety and focuses on the critical aspects of human-centered design for usability. The book contains 14 carefully selected case studies that demonstrate application of a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate Human Factor and Ergonomics (HF/E) principles, standards, and best practices of user-centered design, cognitive psychology, participatory macro-ergonomics, and mathematical modeling. These case studies also identify many unique aspects of new product development projects, which have adopted a user-centered design paradigm as a way to attend to user requirements. The case studies illustrate how incorporating HF/E principles and knowledge in the design of consumer products can improve levels of user satisfaction, efficiency of use, increase comfort, and assure safety under normal use as well as foreseeable misuse of the product. The book provides a comprehensive source of information regarding new methods, techniques, and software applications for consumer product design.

Cross-Cultural Design for IT Products and Services

Cross-Cultural Design for IT Products and Services

Author: Pei-Luen Rau, Tom Plocher, Yee-Yin Choong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

With the increase of globalization of business and industry, IT products and services are often produced and marketed across geographical cultural boundaries without adequate consideration of culture. There is a high probability that IT products and services developed in one country may not be effectively used in another country, which may hinder their market penetration, sales, and use. Based on research and practice, Cross-Cultural Design for IT Products and Services provides a resource for human factors engineers, designers, and marketing professionals who define and develop IT products and services for the global market. With its extensive review of cross-cultural theory and cross-cultural design literature, it is also a resource for those who are interested in research on cross-cultural design. The book presents an overview of the dimensions of culture that have implications for human information processing and affective response. It examines a set of user interface design guidelines grouped into five areas: language, use of color, icons and images, navigation, and information architecture. Also, it addresses physical ergonomics and anthropometry issues. The text translates theory and guidelines into a practical methodology and discusses how to integrate methods of cross-cultural design into a standard engineering process for product development. The authors review and reappraise theories, models, principles, and techniques for design of IT products and services that will be marketed globally. They provide guidelines for user interface design across North American, Asian, and other cultures. Applying the guidelines within the methodological framework provided will enhance the usability and effectiveness of the IT product or service, and contribute to greater user satisfaction, increased productivity, higher sales, and lower product support costs.

The Design, Implementation, and Audit of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

The Design, Implementation, and Audit of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Author: Ron C. McKinnon Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/12/2019

This book covers the design, implementation, and auditing of structured occupational health and safety management systems (SMS), sometimes referred to as safety programs. Every workplace has a form of SMS in place as required by safety regulations and laws. The Design, Implementation, and Audit of Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems describes some of the elements that constitute an SMS, the implementation process, and the auditing of the conformance to standards. It covers more than 60 processes, programs, or standards of a system, and gives important background information on each element. Guidelines and examples show how to design and implement the risk-based processes, programs and standards, and how to audit them against standards. The text is based on actual SMS implementation experiences across a wide range of industries. It offers a roadmap to any organization which has no structured SMS. It will guide them through the process of upgrading their health and safety processes to conform to local and international standards. It will lead them away from relying on reactive safety measures such as injury rates, to proactive actions which are measured by the audit of the system. Features Covers more than 60 elements of a safety management system (SMS) Provides practical examples of how to design, implement, and audit a structured SMS Based on actual SMS implementation experience across a wide range of industries Presents the integration of an SMS into the day-to-day functions of the organization

The Beauty of Structure in Packaging Design

The Beauty of Structure in Packaging Design

Author: Huang Lei Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

Forming the basis for packaging design, packaging structure is an indispensable factor in the process. Its quality directly affects the efficacy of the product. This book presents the beauty and intricacy of packaging structure. It organises creative packaging works according to the package's shape and material. Commonly used structures and a detailed introduction of the geometric elements (points, lines and plane) further enhance each project.

The Art Side of Kartell

The Art Side of Kartell

Author: Ferruccio Laviani, Rita Selvaggio Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019