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Design Process:

Design Methods
by John Christopher Jones
'seminal work on design methodology - to find a method that suits a particular design situation'

Design Research : Methods and Perspectives

by Brenda Laurel
'this book help designers to investigate people, form, and process in ways that can make their work more potent and more delightful. Introduces designers to the many research tools'

Visual Research : An Introduction to Research Methodologies in Graphic Design

by Ian Noble, Russell Bestley
Publisher: AVA Publishing, 2005
'quantitative and qualitative research methods in visual communication. Fully illustrated with eye-opening real-life case studies, it focuses on the relatively unexplored process of design analysis.'

Visual Methodologies: An Introduction to the Interpretation of Visual Materials
by Gillian Rose
Publisher: SAGE Publications, 2001
'Overview of different reaserch methods for understanding the visual'

Product Design: Fundamentals and Methods
by Roozenburg and Eekels
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc; New Ed edition, 1995
'presents the foundations of the design process'

Product Design and Development
by Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger
McGraw-Hill 1995, 2000, 2004
' shows how to bring together the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions'

By Design -
Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object Lessons
by Ralph Kaplan
Publisher: Fairchild; 2nd edition, 2005

Product Design:
A Practical Guide to Systematic Methods of New Product Development
by Mike Baxter

Design Basics

by David Lauer Publisher: Wadsworth
Publishing; 5th edition, 1999
'popular introduction to graphic design, its elements and principles'

Principles of Form and Design

by Wucius Wong
Publisher: Wiley, 1993
'an important essential references in the principles and practical fundamentals of design'

Design Principles and Problems

by Paul Zelanski, Mary Pat Fisher
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 2 edition, 1995 'helpful in learning the language and basics of Graphic Design'

Design for Communication:
Conceptual Graphic Design Basics
by Elizabeth Resnick
Publisher: Wiley, 2003
'coverage of basic design principles illustrated by student examples'

Access by Design

by George A. Covington & Bruce Hannah, IDSA

Design Secrets: Products:
50 Real-Life Projects Uncovered
- Industrial Designers Society of America
Edited by Kristina Goodrich
Publisher: Rockport Publishers June 2001
'50 interesting design projects are illustrated in detail from concept to completion.'

Design Secrets:
Products 2: 50 Real-Life Projects Uncovered
- Industrial Designers Society of America
by Lynn Haller, Cheryl Dangel Cullen
Publisher: Rockport Publishers (October 1, 2004)
'Fifty design projects are shown in detail from concept to completion - that uncovers the whole design process'

The Art of Innovation
- Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
by Tom Kelley

'Great stories behing IDEO's innovative approch to problem solving'

Creating Breakthrough Products:
Innovation from Product Planning to Program Approval
by Jonathan Cagan, Craig M. Vogel
Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall; 1st edition (January 15, 2002)

'identify the key factors associated with successful products - a revolutionary approach to building tomorrow's great products.

Creating Breakthrough Ideas: The Collaboration of Anthropologists and
Designers in the Product Development Industry
by Susan Squires (Editor), Bryan Byrne (Editor)
Publisher: Bergin & Garvey, 2002

'Brings out the importance of ethnographic research for product design'

Design for Success: A Human-Centered Approach to Designing Successful Products and Systems
by William B. Rouse

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 1 edition (January 8, 1991)
'guide to the successful design of products and systems that are market driven and user-oriented'

Product Design - Practical Methods for the Systematic Development of New Products
by Mike Baxter
Publisher: Chapman & Hall (November 1, 1995)

Competing by Design: Creating Value and Market Advantage in New Product Development
by Craig Erhorn, John Stark
Publisher: Wiley; New Ed edition, 1995
'shows how to take out inefficiencies out of designing, developing, and producing critical new products'

The Right Fit: The Power of Ergonomics As a Competitive Strategy

by Clifford M. Gross
Publisher: Productivity Press Inc, 1996
'A non-technical introduction to incorporating the human factor into the design of products and workplaces.'

Dictionary of 20Th-Century Design

by John F. Pile

The Design Encyclopedia

by Mel Byers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (July 1, 1994)
'covers elements of design in eastern and western Europe, Australia, North and South America and Japan.'

Design in India

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