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Sketching: Drawing Techniques for Product Designers [Hardcover]

Koos Eissen , Roselien Steur
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7 Jan 2013

Sketching is an incredibly broad and practical survey of sketching techniques for product designers. It goes without saying that the book is suited for the classroom, but every design studio will also find this manual an asset, because in spite of the ascendancy of the computer, hand-drawn sketches are still a very much used.


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bis Publishers; 1 edition (7 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9063691718
  • ISBN-13: 978-9063691714
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Koos Eissen is associate professor and head of the Design Drawing Techniques staff (TU Delft, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, in the Netherlands). He is at present guest-lecturer at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Roselien Steur is a free-lance visualisor, and lecturer at the HKU/Utrecht School of the Arts, The Faculty of Visual Arts and Design in the Netherlands.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as you're hoping it will be! 6 Sep 2008
Format:Hardcover
If you're a product designer, and are looking for an inspirational book on cool concept sketches, this book is exactly what you're hoping it will be, chock full of the slick kind of sketches we all like to do.

What this book is NOT, is a step by step guide on creating them, it's more a source book for people who can already sketch like this, and in that, it does the job very well.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring! 28 Jan 2009
Format:Hardcover
I am an Industrial Design student who bought this book upon recommendation by a lecturer. This book will be a cause of envy and a fantastic source of inspiration throughout my degree (and most likely into my career).

If you're a design student looking to improve your design communication you can't go far wrong with this book. However, don't expect step-by-step tutorials as this book is more a treasure trove of inspiration and an opportunity to observe some great sketching and presentation techniques.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source Book 24 Jan 2009
By Cyborg
Format:Hardcover
Okay, I've been designing for a long time but wanted to remind myself how I should be presenting my ideas to clients after a long time managing the process rather than doing the creative bit.
This book doesn't dissappoint, as the other reviewers commented, it's full of inspiration to those progressing towards a career in design or those slightly longer in the tooth practiioners like me. An excellent buy for students and professionals alike it'll whet your appetite and set you off trying new stuff for yourself or push you to lift the bar. Regardless of new whizz bang computer based tools, in my experience it still all starts with a sketch and this book will show you some excellent methods of presenting your ideas. Well worth the money.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
This is a great book. 250 full colour glossy pages of great sketching. Some explanations of how to create fantastic renderings. I have been a proffesional product designer for over 15 years and i feel inspired to raise my game after getting this book. It should be essential reading for any dersign student. A bit pricey at £30, but i found it excellent value for money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book 22 Jan 2010
By fwipp
Format:Hardcover
I am hoping to study product design at university, and having never been taught this subject specifically before, I wanted to get an idea of how to do the amazing sketches you see in plenty of books.

I read all of the reviews of this book before buying it, and was unsure at first because of the comments saying how it isn't a tutorial step by step guide. But, I found the book to be very useful and the drawings inside are just amazing. Some drawings are shown step by step which shows how they had been created. It also gives some tips on how to get the best from your drawings.

Definitely would recommend this book! By far the best book for sketching that I have bought.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for my course 11 Jun 2009
Format:Hardcover
I gave currently just finished my first year at uni and i found this book to help me so much in terms of innovation. When given a less appealing project brief i find this book helped me massively to boost my ideas when it comes to getting to work down on paper. By this i dont mean by copying designs, i mean the way other designers in the book actually design and sketch themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sketching book 7 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was advised by my lecturer to get this book for its contents as a good reference for future/product designers.this is a very good reference, easy to understand and once you opened it you will be tempted to your drawings to be as good as the ones on the book or even better. I recommend it to anyone willing to be a product designer!the more you draw the better you will be!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great referance book 5 Nov 2011
By Vix
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Great great book full of inspiration and tips of sketching and hand-rendering. I bought it to refresh my skills after starting a new industiral design job. Good postage service as always.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for any designer
Book is great. Really high quality drawings and a great guide to any novice or intermediate designer. Definitely recommend it
Published 8 months ago by Elliott Cheeseman
5.0 out of 5 stars Been looking for this book for ages...
So I was quite pleased to find it here with not so high price attached to it. Lot's of great and inspirational illustrations inside, I can say that I have picked few techniques... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Simon W
5.0 out of 5 stars A lot to learn!
There is a lot of helpful info for aspiring product designers or designers in general. it improves your skills quick! Good a4 size book too!
Published 12 months ago by Tracy Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably helpful!
I am going to university to study Product Design and i've been out of design for 2 years so my drawing is not up to scratch however this really helped!
Published 13 months ago by timmy95308
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book
I enjoyed reading this book, it is a good insight in to how to use drawing techniques for sketching products. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Miss R. J. Whitcomb
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful sketches and great techniques
This book has been helpful in many situations when practicing my sketching. It covers many things from fundamentals of shapes in perspective to how to render your sketches for... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Christopher Holm-Hansen
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book!
Whether your a product designer or not this book will inspire!
If you want to learn the very basics they have another book called
'Sketching - The Basics' - also... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Matt Jetten
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely thing to look in
You proberly don't read it from one end to the other.. But it is a nice book to look in and get inspiration for your drawings. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Asbjorn
5.0 out of 5 stars sketching drawing techniques for product designers book
great fantastic review on this item i have one my self this item recommended to buy and it is in good condition
Published 20 months ago by heat pad
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Amazing book with some good examples of drawings techniques. Great value of money. It is very useful at university. Thank you
Published 20 months ago by Aggie
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