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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!

Design for Sustainability

Design for Sustainability

Author: Fabrizio Ceschin, Idil Gaziulusoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

This book discusses the most significant ways in which design has been applied to sustainability challenges using an evolutionary perspective. It puts forward an innovation framework that is capable of coherently integrating multiple design for sustainability (DfS) approaches developed so far. It is now widely understood that design can and must play a crucial role in the societal transformations towards sustainability. Design can in fact act as a catalyst to trigger and support innovation, and can help to shape the world at different levels: from materials to products, product-service systems, social organisations and socio-technical systems. This book offers a unique perspective on how DfS has evolved in the past decades across these innovation levels, and provides insights on its promising and necessary future development directions. For design scholars, this book will trigger and feed the academic debate on the evolution of DfS and its next research frontiers. For design educators, the book can be used as a supporting tool to design courses and programmes on DfS. For bachelor's and master's level design, engineering and management students, the book can be a general resource to provide an understanding of the historical evolution of DfS. For design practitioners and businesses, the book offers a rich set of practical examples, design methods and tools to apply the various DfS approaches in practice, and an innovation framework which can be used as a tool to support change in organisations that aim to integrate DfS in their strategy and processes. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429456510, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design

Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design

Author: Bjarki Hallgrimsson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2019

Building prototypes and models is an essential component of any design activity. Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design illustrates how prototypes are used to help designers understand problems better, explore more imaginative solutions, investigate human interaction more fully and test functionality so as to de-risk the design process. Following an introduction on the purpose of prototyping, specific materials, tools and techniques are examined in detail, with step-by-step tutorials and industry examples of real and successful products illustrating how prototypes are used to help solve design problems. Workflow is also discussed, using a mixture of hands-on and digital tools. A comprehensive modern prototyping approach is crucial to making informed design decisions, and forms a strategic part of a successful designer's toolkit.

Design Basics

Design Basics

Author: Gerhard Heufler, Michael Lanz, Martin Prettenthaler Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Working 2019/2020

Working 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2019

Working 2019/2020 is the new design yearbook for connoisseurs and people who love the beautiful and good things in life. Around 500 pages of inspiring images and informative texts will guide you through the areas such as office, computer and information technology, industrial equipment, machinery and automation, materials and surfaces, heating and air conditioning technology, as well as life science and medicine. The yearbook also introduces you to the design team of the year as well as interesting features on the individual designers and jury members. Working 2019/2020 shows in an incomparably appealing manner how good design can impact on lifestyle. This makes it an inspiration for design professionals and students, but also for heads of purchasing, marketing strategists and anyone who is enthusiastic about ground-breaking product design and a special lifestyle. Text in English and German.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2019/2020

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2019/2020 set (consisting of the four volumes Living, ISBN 9783899392135, Doing, ISBN 9783899392142, Working, ISBN 9783899392159, and Enjoying, ISBN 9783899392166) marries the areas of life and living, activity and lifestyle, and work and technology, as well as leisure and relaxation. Anyone with an interest in design will want to invest. Year after year, Red Dot provides a vibrant picture of the design industry and its current developments, broken down into different thematic categories. The winning products showcase model developments, potentials, and trends in current product design that will whisk you away into a fascinating world full of beauty and functionality. A must-buy for design professionals, design universities and design students, this book is also aimed at product managers, marketing experts and heads of purchasing, as well as being a sought-after collector's item for design enthusiasts all over the world. Text in English and German. Find out more at the Red Dot Edition website: www.red-dot-edition.com.

Living 2019/2020

Living 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Nowadays, your home is one of the most important places to retreat to, making it all the more important that you feel unconditionally at ease there. Luckily, well-conceived design can transform any space into a temple of well-being, regardless of its size. Whether it's DIY designs for tight living spaces, environmentally friendly design products for a responsible life, or tasteful solutions for public spaces: Living 2019/2020 will show you the most worthy international product designs in the areas of living rooms and bedrooms, household and kitchens, tableware and cooking utensils, lighting and lamps as well as interior design, urban design and public spaces. Text in English and German.

Enjoying 2019/2020

Enjoying 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

The products that have won the Red Dot earn themselves a place in the Enjoying 2019/2020 yearbook. Together, they present a varied picture of the field of leisure and relaxation. The innovation and design quality of the products presented here help to make work safer, more comfortable and more pleasant, showing new ways to harness the innovation potential of modern technology. In addition to the areas such as bicycles, vehicles, sports and outdoor, leisure and games, entertainment, spas and personal care, fashion, lifestyle and accessories, as well as watches and jewellery, the yearbook also includes the design team of the year besides in-depth features on the designers and jury members. For design professionals and lovers of design - Enjoying 2019/2020 is not only an enrichment for designers and design students, it also gives product managers, heads of purchasing or marketing strategists an overview of culturally relevant product design, providing those interested in design with an insight into an exciting and vibrant industry. Text in English and German.

Doing 2019/2020

Doing 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

There are lots of ways to be active - and for each of those ways, there are design products to enhance your experience that little bit more. Doing 2019/2020 compiles the best design innovations and new design developments from the area of activity. In these roughly 400 pages, you can find award-winning products for your garden, leisure, sport and play, but also for children and babies. In addition the book will introduce you to fashion and lifestyle products with design value. The Doing 2018/2019 manual provides all those interested in design with a fascinating overview of current products and future innovations. As a result, this book is not only compulsory reading for designers, design students, marketing experts and product managers, but also an unparalleled pleasure for design enthusiasts. Text in English and German.

Big-Game: Everyday Objects

Big-Game: Everyday Objects

Author: Big-Game Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2019

BIG-GAME is a Swiss design studio founded by three friends in 2004. This book presents their industrial design work on everyday objects. Through anecdotes, diagrams, and pictures made for the publication, the book gives an overview of fifteen years of practice and reveals the pleasure the designers take in creating items that become part of our everyday lives. From a wine bottle sold in supermarkets to a chair in the permanent collection of the MoMA, a set of cutlery for an airline to a timepiece for a Swiss watchmaker, a collaboration with Japanese potters to a piece of furniture sold at Ikea, the charming, humorous, and direct tone they use to explain their work is a fun way to express the industrial design process today. Based on a series of informal interviews, the main text by Anniina Koivu explains the design process within this modern-day design collective. The introduction by Susanne Hilpert Stuber, casts a light on the relationship between BIG-GAME and today's Swiss design industry, and puts it in an international context.

Solving Critical Design Problems

Solving Critical Design Problems

Author: Tania (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2019

Solving Critical Design Problems demonstrates both how design is increasingly used to solve large, complex, modern-day problems and, as a result, how the role of the designer continues to develop in response. With 13 case studies from various fields, including program and product design, Tania Allen shows how types of design thinking, such as systems thinking, metaphorical thinking, and empathy, can be used together with methods, such as brainstorming, design fiction, and prototyping. This book helps you find ways out of your design problems by giving you other ways to look at your ideas, so that your designs make sense in their setting. Solving Critical Design Problems encourages a design approach that challenges assumptions and allows designers to take on a more critical and creative role. With over 100 images, this book will appeal to students in design studios, industrial and product design, as well as landscape and urban design.

Solving Critical Design Problems

Solving Critical Design Problems

Author: Tania (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2019

Solving Critical Design Problems demonstrates both how design is increasingly used to solve large, complex, modern-day problems and, as a result, how the role of the designer continues to develop in response. With 13 case studies from various fields, including program and product design, Tania Allen shows how types of design thinking, such as systems thinking, metaphorical thinking, and empathy, can be used together with methods, such as brainstorming, design fiction, and prototyping. This book helps you find ways out of your design problems by giving you other ways to look at your ideas, so that your designs make sense in their setting. Solving Critical Design Problems encourages a design approach that challenges assumptions and allows designers to take on a more critical and creative role. With over 100 images, this book will appeal to students in design studios, industrial and product design, as well as landscape and urban design.

Materials in Progress

Materials in Progress

Author: Sascha Peters, Diana Drewes Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/06/2019

New materials and technologies play a significant role in architecture and design. Environmentally compatible materials and production methods are demanded just as much as smoothly functioning recycling management. In addition, trends like digitalization, 3D printing and intelligent systems and materials have a decisive influence on material innovations.The book's eight chapters span a bridge from science and industrial research to applications in architecture and design. In a compact format, it offers a well-grounded overview of the latest material innovations, including edible packaging, liquid light and intelligent natural materials. At the same time, the societal dimension of such developments is taken into consideration.