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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!

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.

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

Not My Thing - Gender in Design

Not My Thing - Gender in Design

Author: HFG-Archiv und museum Ulm Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

A bench for breastfeeding in a public space, a hijab for competitive sports, a bicycle saddle that is easy on the prostate. Boys prefer blue and girls love pink? What does gender have to do with design? And what is design 'for all'? In the search for answers to these questions, this publication takes a look at various aspects of our everyday life: public space, playing and education, medicine and health, cosmetics and household. The juxtaposition of contemporary and historical design stances, of critical, playful, innovative and provocative solutions of applied design research and results from extensive cooperations afford insights into a multilayered topic. Text in English and German.

Scandinavian Design & the United States, 1890-1980

Scandinavian Design & the United States, 1890-1980

Author: Bobbye Tigerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/04/2020

Focusing on the extensive influence of Scandinavian design in the United States, this book shows how Nordic ideas about modern design and the objects themselves had an indelible impact on American culture and material life. It also considers America's influence on Scandinavian design, showing how cultural exchange is mutual by nature. In addition to familiar material like Danish furniture and Swedish glass, readers will learn about America's little-known Viking Revival style; the work of Howard Smith, an African-American artist who immigrated to Finland in the 1960s; and the myriad ways Scandinavian toys and household goods helped shape American child-rearing practices. The perfect addition to any Danish modern coffee table, this elegant book traces how Scandinavian design became an integral part of what is considered American design.

Recent Advances in Mathematics for Engineering

Recent Advances in Mathematics for Engineering

Author: Mangey (Graphic Era University, Uttarakhand) Ram Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

In recent years, mathematics has experienced amazing growth in the engineering sciences. Mathematics forms the common foundation of all engineering disciplines. This book provides a comprehensive range of mathematics applied in various fields of engineering for different tasks such as civil engineering, structural engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering, among others. It offers chapters that develop the applications of mathematics in engineering sciences, conveys the innovative research ideas, offers real-world utility of mathematics, and has a significance in the life of academics, practitioners, researchers, and industry leaders. Features Focuses on the latest research in the field of engineering applications Includes recent findings from various institutions Identifies the gaps in the knowledge in the field and provides the latest approaches Presents international studies and findings in modeling and simulation Offers various mathematical tools, techniques, strategies, and methods across different engineering fields

The Elements of a Home

The Elements of a Home

Author: Amy Azzarito Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2020

The Elements of a Home reveals the fascinating stories behind more than 60 everyday household objects and furnishings. Brimming with amusing anecdotes and absorbing trivia, this captivating collection is a treasure trove of curiosities. With tales from the kitchen, the bedroom, and every room in between, these pages expose how napkins got their start as lumps of dough in ancient Greece, why forks were once seen as immoral tools of the devil, and how Plato devised one of the earliest alarm clocks using rocks and water-plus so much more. * A charming gift for anyone who loves history, design, or decor * Readers discover tales from every nook and cranny of a home. * Entries feature historical details from locations all over the world, including Europe, Asia, North America, and Africa. As a design historian and former managing editor of Design*Sponge, author Amy Azzarito has crafted an engaging, whimsical history of the household objects you've never thought twice about. The result is a fascinating book filled with tidbits from a wide range of cultures and places about the history of domestic luxury. * Filled with lovely illustrations by Alice Pattullo * Perfect as a housewarming or wedding gift, or for anyone who adores interior design, trivia, history, and unique facts * Great for those who enjoyed The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy by Rick Beyer, An Uncommon History of Common Things by Bethanne Patrick and John Thompson, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins