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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!

Ineke Hans - Was ist Loos?

Ineke Hans - Was ist Loos?

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

Debugging Embedded and Real-Time Systems

Debugging Embedded and Real-Time Systems

Author: Arnold S. (Associate Professor, University of Washington, Bothell, USA) Berger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/07/2020

Debugging Embedded and Real-Time Systems: The Art, Science, Technology and Tools of Real-Time System Debugging gives a unique introduction to debugging skills and strategies for embedded and real-time systems. Practically focused, it draws on application notes and white papers written by the companies who create design and debug tools. Debugging Embedded and Real Time Systems presents best practice strategies for debugging real-time systems, through real-life case studies and coverage of specialized tools such as logic analysis, JTAG debuggers and performance analyzers. It follows the traditional design life cycle of an embedded system and points out where defects can be introduced and how to find them and prevent them in future designs. It also studies application performance monitoring, the execution trace recording of individual applications, and other tactics to debug and control individual running applications in the multitasking OS. Suitable for the professional engineer and student, this book is a compendium of best practices based on the literature as well as the author's considerable experience as a tools' developer.

International Design Yearbook 16

International Design Yearbook 16

Author: Jeremy Myerson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

Covering five major areas of domestic design, International Design Yearbook 16 devotes separate chapters to furniture, lighting, tableware, textiles, and products created over the past 18 months by both well-known designers and new names from around the world. This year's selection has been made by internationally acclaimed architect and lighting designer Michele De Lucchi. As fresh as the millennium itself, the annual presents futuristic technological ideas, such as Ron Arad's computer-animated vases, as well as reinventions of time-honored objects, like Sir Norman Foster's light design for Artemide. This who's who of domestic design includes the vibrant, modern talent of Emmanuel Babled, Jonathan Ives, and Ettore Sottsass, and design teams from Philips, Sharp, and Siemens. The objects are lavishly illustrated, and full technical data is given for each. A comprehensive reference section provides biographies of the designers, a list of suppliers and their addresses, and an updated list of design acquisitions at major international museums.

New Concepts and Trends of Hybrid Multiple Criteria Decision Making

New Concepts and Trends of Hybrid Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Author: Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng, Kao-Yi Shen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

When people or computers need to make a decision, typically multiple conflicting criteria need to be evaluated; for example, when we buy a car, we need to consider safety, cost and comfort. Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) has been researched for decades. Now as the rising trend of big-data analytics in supporting decision making, MCDM can be more powerful when combined with state-of-the-art analytics and machine learning. In this book, the authors introduce a new framework of MCDM, which can lead to more accurate decision making. Several real-world cases will be included to illustrate the new hybrid approaches.

Retro Watches

Retro Watches

Author: Josh Sims, Mitch Greenblatt Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Retro Watches is a popular, accessible collector's guide for those who want to make a statement with the watch they wear, but who want to choose a timepiece that is very different from the 'classic' and very mainstream watches by the major Swiss brands. This trendsetting audience of metropolitan millennials are looking to stand out and make a mark through the watch they wear - with accurate time being provided by a smartphone, the watch they wear can be more than just purely functional. Not interested in the ostentatiously high priced, 'blingy', nor even the obvious choices of 'iconic' design pieces, this audience are looking for those individualist pieces that very few have seen - and even fewer own. Tapping into this new collecting trend, Retro Watches brings together the most intriguing, visually striking and 'out-there' watch designs from little-known but influential watch brands, along with overlooked but brilliant pieces from the major players. One hundred watch models are featured, specially photographed for the project and accompanied by accessible, informative texts discussing the watch's design, intriguing features rarity and value. Additional break-out spreads dive into the cultural and fashion history of watch design and the many innovations from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Perfectly packaged and accessibly presented, this is the popular collector's guide for the watch fan who wants to stand out from the crowd.

Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design

Footwear Pattern Making and Last Design

Author: Wade Motawi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2020

Detroit Style

Detroit Style

Author: Benjamin Colman, William Porter, Edward Welburn, Ralph Gilles Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2020

A dynamically illustrated exploration of 70 years of automotive design in the Motor City Detroit, nicknamed Motor City, has always been a leader in car design. As the city became the center of the American automobile industry in the early 20th century, its studios became incubators for new ideas and new styles. This volume highlights the artistry and influence of Detroit designers working in the industry between 1950 and the present day, giving readers a sumptuously illustrated opportunity to discover the ingenuity of influential (and surprisingly little-known) figures in postwar American car design. Detroit Style showcases 12 coupes and sedans, representing both experimental cars created solely for display and iconic production models for the mass market. Dozens of design drawings and images of studio interiors-along with paintings and sculptures-highlight the creative process and dialogue between the American art world and car culture. These materials in addition to interviews with influential figures in car design today bring new insights and spark curiosity about the formative role Detroit designers have played in shaping the automotive world around us, and the ways their work has responded to changing tastes, culture, and technology.

Designing Displays for Older Adults, Second Edition

Designing Displays for Older Adults, Second Edition

This book focuses on the design of displays and user interfaces for the older user. Aging is related to complex mental, physical, and social changes. While conventional wisdom says getting older leads to a decline, the reality is that some capabilities decline with age while others remain stable or increase. This book distills decades of aging research into practical advice on the design of displays. Technology has changed dramatically since the publication of the first edition. This new edition covers cutting-edge technology design such as ubiquitous touchscreens, smart speakers, and augmented reality interfaces, among others.

Goddess - La Deesse: Investigations on the Legendary Citroen DS

Goddess - La Deesse: Investigations on the Legendary Citroen DS

Author: Christian Sumi, Karin Schiesser, Flaminio Bertoni, Citroen design team Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2020

At its presentation in 1955, the Citroen DS was a sensation and a magnet for designers, philosophers, and politicians alike. No other automobile was able to combine form and technology so coherently and seemingly effortlessly. Radical in its implementation and revolutionary in terms of comfort and safety, the DS is one of the most innovative design icons of the twentieth century. In collaboration with Lars Muller Publishers, the Swiss architect Christian Sumi published the new edition of AS in DS by Alison and Peter Smithson in 2001. In this new book, he now analytically examines the characteristics of this classic vehicle, which he documents in carefully arranged picture series and with drawings by Flaminio Bertoni and the Citroen design team, such as of the body, the chassis, or the legendary hydraulics. Using image essays from advertising campaigns for the Citroen DS, Sumi critically examines its iconization and reception, along with theories that discuss the phenomenon in both a contemporary and philosophical context.

Relating to Things

Relating to Things

Author: Heather (Umea Institute of Design, Sweden) Wiltse Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

We relate to things and things relate to us. Emerging technologies do this in ways that are interesting and exciting, but often also inaccessible or invisible. In Relating to Things, leading design researchers and philosophers respond to issues raised by this situation - inquiring into what it means to live with and relate to things that can actively relate to us, and that relate to each other in ways that do not involve us at all. Case studies include Amazon's Alexa, the Internet of Things, Pokemon Go and Roomba the robot vacuum cleaner. Authors explore everything from the care work undertaken by objects, reciprocal human/machine learning, technological mediation as a form of control, and what it takes to reveal things that tend to be hidden and that often (by design) conceal the ways in which they use us. As a whole, the book is a collaborative philosophical inquiry into the nature and consequences of contemporary technological things. It is a design inquiry into the current nature of the artificial, and possibilities for how things might be otherwise.

Designing Displays for Older Adults, Second Edition

Designing Displays for Older Adults, Second Edition

This book focuses on the design of displays and user interfaces for the older user. Aging is related to complex mental, physical, and social changes. While conventional wisdom says getting older leads to a decline, the reality is that some capabilities decline with age while others remain stable or increase. This book distills decades of aging research into practical advice on the design of displays. Technology has changed dramatically since the publication of the first edition. This new edition covers cutting-edge technology design such as ubiquitous touchscreens, smart speakers, and augmented reality interfaces, among others.

Shopify

Shopify

Author: Alex Greene Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020