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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!

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.

Products That Last

Products That Last

Author: Conny Bakker, Marcel den Hollander, Ed van Hinte Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Products that Last starts where most books on product development end. This new edition contains new examples and insights from recent publications. From the perspective of designers and entrepreneurs, once a product has been designed, produced and sold, it disappears beyond the newness horizon. They are little aware of the opportunities that exist in the next product universe, where money is made from products in use, as well as from a product's afterlife. These opportunities clearly exist, otherwise they would not be providing an income for so many people. However, to be recognized as segments of a circle of continuous value creation, they need reframing. The book offers readers an innovative and practical methodology to unravel a product's afterlife and systematically evaluate it for new opportunities. It introduces business models that enable us to benefit from the opportunities offered by a much longer product life. Products that Last changes the way designers and entrepreneurs develop and exploit goods, helping reduce material and energy consumption over time. Nothing more, nothing less.

The Future of Design

The Future of Design

Author: Lorraine Justice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Creating a successful global product is complex. Why do some products survive or become reinvented? What makes a product loved by some and despised by others? What key issues were present when some of the most notable inventions and product designs occurred? Through interviews with successful product designers and inventors from around the world, and case studies of products from their local inception to their global success, The Future of Design will answer these important questions and provide a robust framework for activating innovative thinking that goes beyond Western approaches to creativity and innovation.

Doing Research in Design

Doing Research in Design

Author: Christopher Crouch, Jane Pearce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2019

Doing Research in Design presents new ways of thinking about the relationship between design and research by positioning design as a social as well as a material practice. This approach emphasises the social consequences of design decisions as well as the importance of the efficient functioning of a design. Doing Research in Design argues that design promotes social change and that, in order to understand that change, designers must turn to social science research methods. The book outlines the relationships between thinking and doing in design - and makes explicit links between design, research, philosophy and sociology - and then examines four central social research methodologies in practice. The aim of Doing Research in Design is to provide anyone involved in the field of design with the knowledge and understanding of the best methods to plan and conduct their research.

nendo

nendo

Author: nendo Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2019

The ultimate monograph on one of the world's most creative, prolific, and legendary multidisciplinary design studios nendo's extensive, idiosyncratic body of work flows seamlessly across disciplines, and is executed in every medium imaginable - from paper clips to watches, shoes, chocolates, glassware, and furniture, all the way up to store interiors and freestanding architecture. Featuring more than 1,000 images that trace the studio's evolution and prolific output over a 15-year period, this visually rich and fascinating survey offers exclusive insight into the playful, simple, enigmatic, but always expectation-confounding designs from one of the industry's biggest names.

Futurekind

Futurekind

Author: Robert Phillips Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

We have grown accustomed to two beliefs: the first, that only experts can be designers; the second, that our everyday activities are harming the natural world. Yet, with new platforms, digital communication and engaged online communities, the products we can now design - and truly need - can be made by anyone for social and environmental good. Social design can see that primary school children learn to code, and uses local information in off-grid locations to create global change. Open-source design is enabling us to re-make our world right now. Structured into eight areas of application, from healthcare to education, this book showcases over sixty projects - not the kind you see in glossy magazines or online, but the ones that have made a genuine difference to communities and lives around the world. Rather than being client-driven, as commercial design often is, each project here is the result of designers who reach out, communities who get involved and the technologies that helping people to realize ideas together. From a playground-powered water pump in South Africa to a DIY budget cellphone, each of these groundbreaking projects is presented through fascinating and life-affirming stories, diagrams that reveal the mechanisms and motivations behind each design approach, and photography that celebrates the humanity of the endeavour.

Holistic Sustainability Through Craft-Design Collaboration

Holistic Sustainability Through Craft-Design Collaboration

Author: Rebecca Reubens Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/05/2019

This book explores the intersection of craft, design and sustainability in the developing world. It argues that most sustainable design approaches and efforts fall short of implementing holistic sustainability, and in order to reach this goal, design must be underpinned by alternatives to the mainstream, technology-intensive, industrial design paradigm. Renewable materials such as bamboo, cork and hemp - which are abundantly available in the developing world - have the potential to be a viable resource base for sustainable development. Current sustainable design initiatives and approaches already recontextualize these materials using industrial techniques and technologies. However, these efforts fall short of impacting holistic sustainability and tend to focus on the ecological aspect. This book offers the development of one alternative to design for holistic sustainability, called the Rhizome Approach, which draws on existing sustainability praxis and craft. Holistic Sustainability Through Craft-Design Collaboration includes customizable tools which aim to empower designers to guide and evaluate their own designs. Through these tools, and the Rhizome Approach in general, the book aims to enable designers, and students of design, to move beyond green and sustainable design, to holistic sustainability design.

Critical Design in Context

Critical Design in Context

Author: Matt (Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow) Malpass Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/05/2019

Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.

Watches International

Watches International

Author: Tourbillon International Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2019

The twentieth edition of Watches International features the newest watches from the world s most sophisticated watchmakers. Hundreds of beautiful photographs reveal the watches movements, functions, cases, and dials, accompanied by detailed editorials and technical descriptions. The Who s Who of the watch industry, the 2019 edition features everyone from Alpina to Blancpain, Breguet, Longines, Patek Philippe, and Zenith. With Hublot on the cover, it is a must-have reference for anyone with a personal or professional interest in watches, and it is also available as a digital edition for mobile devices.

Interaction for Designers

Interaction for Designers

Author: Brian Boyl Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2019

Interaction for Designers shows you how to connect a product with its users, whether it's a simple toaster, a complex ecosystem of intelligent devices, or a single app on your smartphone. This book covers the entire design process so you can start with an idea and carry it through to an engaging final design. It carefully leads you step by step and richly illustrates each stage with examples drawn from business communication, social media and the social economy, consumer electronics, architecture and environments, health care, psychology, art and culture, education, athletics, automotive design, entertainment, fashion, the family home, and a wealth of others. You'll learn how to brainstorm ideas, research them, explore them, evolve them into finished designs, pitch them, all with the goal of helping you make things that people love. Includes over 200 color images, a glossary, and links to web resources highlighting design concepts and designer interviews. http://interactionfordesigners.com/

Interaction for Designers

Interaction for Designers

Author: Brian Boyl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Interaction for Designers shows you how to connect a product with its users, whether it's a simple toaster, a complex ecosystem of intelligent devices, or a single app on your smartphone. This book covers the entire design process so you can start with an idea and carry it through to an engaging final design. It carefully leads you step by step and richly illustrates each stage with examples drawn from business communication, social media and the social economy, consumer electronics, architecture and environments, health care, psychology, art and culture, education, athletics, automotive design, entertainment, fashion, the family home, and a wealth of others. You'll learn how to brainstorm ideas, research them, explore them, evolve them into finished designs, pitch them, all with the goal of helping you make things that people love. Includes over 200 color images, a glossary, and links to web resources highlighting design concepts and designer interviews. http://interactionfordesigners.com/

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A Level Design and Technology: Product Design

My Revision Notes: OCR AS/A Level Design and Technology: Product Design

Author: Simeon Arnold, Julia Morrison, Dave Sumpner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2019

Target success in OCR A-level Design and Technology: Product Design with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidate subject knowledge by working through clear and focused content coverage - Test understanding and identify areas for improvement with regular 'Now Test Yourself' tasks and answers - Improve exam technique through practice questions, expert tips and examples of typical mistakes to avoid