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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!

Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing

Author: S. (National Institute of Technology, India) Vinodh Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Sustainability enables the development of products with minimal environment impact coupled with economical and societal benefits. This book provides an understanding of theoretical and practical perspectives pertaining to Sustainable manufacturing. This book focuses on fundamentals, providing insights, concepts, tools, methods, case studies, and practical perspectives taken from research. The book will be of interest to students, researchers and industry practitioners.

Nonlinear Optimization

Nonlinear Optimization

Author: William P. Fox Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2020

Optimization is the act of obtaining the ''best'' result under given circumstances. In design, construction, and maintenance of any engineering system, engineers must make technological and managerial decisions to minimize either the effort or cost required or to maximize benefits. There is no single method available for solving all optimization problems efficiently. Several optimization methods have been developed for different types of problems. The optimum seeking methods are mathematical programming techniques (specifically, nonlinear programming techniques). Nonlinear Optimization: Models, Applications, and Applications present the concepts in several ways to foster understanding. Geometric interpretation: is used to re-enforce the concepts and to foster understanding of the mathematical procedures. The student sees that many problems can be analyzed, and approximate solutions found before analytical solutions techniques are applied. Numerical approximations: early on, the student is exposed to numerical techniques. These numerical procedures are algorithmic and iterative. Worksheets are provided in EXCEL, MATLAB, and Maple to facilitate the procedure. Algorithms: All algorithms are provided with a step-by-step format. Examples follow the summary to illustrate its use and application.

Structural Packaging: GOLD

Structural Packaging: GOLD

Author: ,Josep,M. Garrofe Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Great package design has magic qualities. It grabs our attention with its genuine materials, shapes and colours and, even if we are sturdy enough to resist temptation, the brand - and the product - will be imprinted in our memory. Beautiful packaging is the promise of a great delivery and also, in itself, a bonus present. But really beautiful things are also functional. The best packaging design will be always connected with the product, conveying the character of what it contains. Conceived by the creative minds behind the renowned studio Garrofe in Barcelona, the more than 140 designs displayed in Structural Packaging GOLD reveal the incredible possibilities that this particular discipline may offer.

Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Author: Serena (De Montfort University, UK) Dyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The eighteenth century has been hailed for its revolution in consumer culture, but this volume repositions Britain as a nation of makers. It brings new attention to eighteenth-century craftswomen and men with its focus on the material knowledge possessed not only by professional artisans and amateur makers, but also by skilled consumers. This collection invites us into the workshops, drawing rooms, and backrooms of a broad range of creators, uncovering how production and tacit knowledge extended beyond the factories and machines which dominate industrial histories. It illuminates, for the first time, the material literacies learnt, enacted, and understood by British producers and consumers. Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain gathers together an exciting group of interdisciplinary scholars working in the fields of art history, history, literature, and museum studies to unearth the tactile and tacit knowledge that underpinned fashion, tailoring, and textile production. The skills required for sewing, embroidering, and the textile arts were possessed by a large proportion of the British population: men, women and children, professional and amateur alike. Building on previous studies of shoppers and consumption in the period, as well as narratives of manufacture, this collection documents the multiplicity of small producers behind Britain's consumer revolution, reshaping our understanding of the dynamics between making and objects, consumption and production. It demonstrates how material knowledge formed an essential part of daily life for eighteenth-century Britons. Craft technique, practice, and production, our contributors show, constituted forms of tactile languages that joined makers together, whether they produced objects for profit or pleasure.

Prototyping Across the Disciplines

Prototyping Across the Disciplines

Author: Jennifer Roberts-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2020

Design Fusion

Design Fusion

Author: J. Yang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2020

Jamy Yang, an award-winning designer with major partnerships to his credit, began his career in the industrial design department of the German manufacturer Siemans. Returning to China permanently in 2004, he founded his own company, Yang Design, which is now considered the most influential product strategy and design consultancy in China. This book explores Yang's creative ideology in 15 thematic chapters, beginning with 'minimalism' and ending with 'kindness'. It expands on his theories about the purpose of design, the dislocations that exist today in Chinese culture and aesthetics, as well as the differences between Chinese and Western design.

Refashioning Concrete

Refashioning Concrete

Author: Xu Gang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2020

Bentu is an award-winning, cutting-edge Chinese design company founded in 2011. It is known for innovative and engaged product and lighting design and manufacturing, with an emphasis on day-to-day functionality and attention to raw materials. The design teams have experimented extensively with the detritus of industry, including concrete, ceramic, metal and plastic pipes, and terrazzo. In this beautifully photographed book, the evolution of a product is shown, more than told. A stunning series of photos of raw materials and work sites follows the process from beginning to end, creating a visual storyline of environmental impact, innovative design, sustainability, reusability, local sourcing, and usage.

The Beauty of Structure in Packaging Design

The Beauty of Structure in Packaging Design

Author: Huang Lei Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2020

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.

Ineke Hans - Was ist Loos?

Ineke Hans - Was ist Loos?

Author: Juliane Bischoff, Nicolaus Schafhausen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering

Author: Howard (Professor Emeritus, The George Washington University, DC) Eisner Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2020

The author has spent approximately 50 years in the field of systems engineering. This Focus book provides a looking back at his 50-year run and the lessons he learned and would like to share with other engineers, so they can use these lessons in their day-to-day work in systems engineering and related fields. The book is written from a systems engineering perspective. It offers 50 lessons learned working for a variety of different companies, which can be used across many other engineering fields. The book will be of interested to students and engineers across many fields, as well as students and engineers working in business and management fields.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021

Author: Peter Zec Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/07/2020

The world of product design in one set: Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021 set (Living + Doing + Working + Enjoying). Anyone with an interest in design has to have the yearbooks. Year on year, they provide a vibrant picture of the design industry and its current developments broken down into different thematic categories. The set shows you the whole world of current product design in four inspiring volumes. It marries the areas of life and living, activity and lifestyle, work and technology as well as leisure and relaxation. The winning products presented show model developments, potential and trends in current product design and whisk you away into a fascinating world full of beauty and functionality. A must for design professionals, design universities and design students, product managers, marketing experts and heads of purchasing as well as a sought-after collectors' item for friends and lovers of design all over the world. Text in English and German. Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021 will be presented to 1,500 international guests at the Red Dot Gala/Designers' Night in the museum shop of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany.

Wood Art

Wood Art

Author: Dalian University Press Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2020