Product Design(Portfolio Series)

Product Design(Portfolio Series)

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Product Design offers a broad and comprehensive introduction to the field of product design and the key role of product designers. Following through all the stages and activities involved in the creation of a new product - from concept design to manufacture, prototyping to marketing - this book also explores the diverse nature of product design, including new and emerging forms of practice. A rich overview of influential design movements and individuals, together with examples from prominent product designers, encourages the reader to challenge conventions and to think about product design in new and exciting ways.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 102 x 293 x 20mm | 1,000g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 277 illustrations, 262 in colour
  • 1856697517
  • 9781856697514
  • 264,043

Table of contents

Introduction What is Product Design? What Does a Product Designer Do? Creating a Product The Main Stages of Product Design Interview: Julia Lohmann About this Book Chapter 1. Historical and Cultural Context The Industrial Revolution: 1750s to 1850s The Great Reform Movements: 1850s to 1914 Modernism to Pre-war Luxury and Power: 1900s to 1945 The Post War Period: 1945 to 1970s Postmodernism: 1970s to Present Day Interview: Satyendra Pakhale Emerging Twenty-first Century Design Trends Timeline Chapter 2. Research, Brief and Specification Product Design Research Research Methods The Brief Identifying Customer Wants, Needs and Demands Interview: Stuart Haygarth The Product Design Specification (PDS) Common Elements of the PDS Chapter 3. Concept Design What is a Concept Design? Concept Generation Concept Generation Methods Technical Drawing Interview: Nendo Modelling Prototyping Concept Evaluation and Selection Chapter 4. From Manufacture to Market Detail Design Design and Manufacture Common Materials Manufacturing Processes interview: Raw Edges Design Studio Marketing and Selling Chapter 5. Contemporary Issues Green Issues Interview: Max Lamb Ethical Issues Inclusive Design Emotional Design Chapter 6. Design Education and Beyond Studying Product Design Design Rights Interview: Tim Brown, IDEO Developing your Design Skills Engaging with Industry
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About Alex Milton

Paul Rodgers is Professor of Design Thinking in the School of Design at Northumbria University, UK. Alex Milton is Director of Research at the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK.
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