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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 24 Jan 2010
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Georges Zigrand (Luxembourg) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Thinking: Objects - Contemporary Approaches to Product Design (Paperback)
Very well structured and a very fine selection of design products to back it up
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5.0 out of 5 stars very well structured book, 10 Aug 2010
This review is from: Thinking: Objects - Contemporary Approaches to Product Design (Paperback)
When i got the book it was an inch thick and i was thinking i'd get bored. When i opened it though i was pleasantly surprised - the book is broken down into colour coded chapters so its easy to find what your looking for and save the other bits for reading later.The clear spacious pages are illustrated with full colour pictures and examples described in the text. The book looks at product design from different points of view including quotes of what various product designers think the definition of product design is, how they approach eg. the design and re-design process (eg. model making) etc. The book also looks at the complex duties of a designer including ethics and sustainability plus the pitfalls of copying someone elses existing design. The book challenges the linear approach to design; easy for a client to grasp but not always successful as a blanket solution. It talks about how a designers personal experiences can influence the way they design including cultural differences eg. bicycles in japan have small wheels and are foldable compared to somewhere else (like the uk) where the wheels are larger depending on what the customer wants. Each designer can make their own design choices and take tips from other designers rather than be told this is how you should design. Overall I think this book is a valuable resource for any designer and because the paragraphs are not that long you can break down your reading into chunks for more effective learning. I can't really think of any negatives to this book at the moment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Above my expectations, 5 Nov 2013
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I ordered this book for academic purposes. It was supposed to be used, but apparently it's not been touched a lot, so it was definitely good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful!, 7 Sep 2013
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There is a lot of helpful info for aspiring product designers or designers in general. Good a4 size book too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for Design students., 17 Mar 2013
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My course recommended that i read this book, and i have to say it is quite a big book which initially put me off, but after reading the first few chapters i found myself really enjoying it, it is great for getting you thinking about design, and considering where you are in the art and design world.
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