Best Books on Product Design


The Design of Everyday ThingsThis book will make you question every object you ever view. All the objects that we encounter in our everyday life had a story of its designing process, be it something as ordinary as a door or something as complicated as a tablet. If you want to learn the art and the science of creating products, this is one book that is a must read.

The book deals with the design contents of everything that we come across in real life. It gets the reader to think how even the most day to day object they use was created after much brainstorming.

Beautiful black and white pictures and illustrations are included.

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How to DrawThis is the best book for learning to draw in perspective. For any aspiring product designing, learning to draw in perspective is a must.

The book has extensive step by step drawing instructions that makes product design easier for both teachers as well as students. This book focuses both on theory and practice and instead of giving pre made templates, it actually enables the students to grasp the concepts and draw complex diagrams themselves.

Due to its in-depth details, the book is important also to those studying other forms of art like graphic designers, architects, engineers etc.

The book also comes with the facilities of watching videos related to the topics mentioned, you just need to point your tablet or smart phone to the page in question and the video will be loaded.

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Universal Principles of DesignDesigning is a complex process. The product design can make or mar the product. Designing could be in any form, be it advertising, packaging, point of purchase collateral, or even games, a good design would increase the number of eyeballs, which in turn would increase the sales.

The book weaves complex principles with their practical implementations for better understanding. Its multi-disciplinary approach to design gives the readers a wide exposure to the use of designing in various industries.

Improve your designing and sharpen your skills with the 100 principles mentioned in this book.

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Hooked-How to Build Habit-Forming ProductsThis book delves deeper into product designing and adds another dimension: User Psychology.

You may have the best product design in the world, but if your consumer does not relate to it, your product would be a failure.

This book shows how to reach target customers, make them aware of the product and how to make the product indispensable to them. In this tough age of competition, the sure shot way to be successful is if your products are used by way of habit.

The book intricately weaves technology, product designing, and business and consumer psychology.

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Jony Ive-The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest ProductsA few products have impacted our lives as much as apple. Go behind the scenes in the life of the man who was behind the innovative designs.

This book deals with the story of Jony Ivy, Vice president of Apple Industrial Designs. The book gives equal importance to the actual apple industrial design studio as it does to Mr. Ive.

Written by Leander Kahney, editor since 1990. Mr. Kahney met John Ivy on numerous occasions and had various interviews and so brings a unique perspective on this man of genius.

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BREAKING IN -Over 100 Product Designers Reveal How to Build a Portfolio That Will Get You HiredThis book contains interviews with eminent personalities from the industries like Yves Behar (fuseproject), Murray Callum (ford), Jonah Becker (HTC), Achim Badstuebner (Mercedes-Benz) and many many more.

The book deals with interviews and onions of the who’s who of the product design industry. Get to know how to make your portfolio stand out and in line with the requirements of your dream firm!

Get to know from the leaders in product design, what they look for in potential employees and how they find them.

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