While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Product Design books.
- Solving Product Design Exercises: Questions & Answers (2018)
- The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition (2013)
- Product Design And Development, 5 Ed (2017)
- Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want (Strategyzer) (2014)
- The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Industrial Designers Need to Know Every Day (2013)
- Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design (2012)
- The Industrial Design Reader (2003)
- Prototyping and Modelmaking for Product Design (Portfolio Skills) (2012)
- Research Methods for Product Design (Portfolio Skills Product Design) (2013)
- Loose Leaf for Product Design and Development (2019)
- Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy (2017)
- Collaborative Product Design: Help Any Team Build a Better Experience (2019)
- Designing Products People Love: How Great Designers Create Successful Products (2016)
Solving Product Design Exercises: Questions & Answers (2018)
Practice your product design and UX skills. Prepare for your next job interview. Redesign the NYC metrocard system. Design a dashboard for a general practitioner. Redesign an ATM. Learn how to solve and present exercises like these, that top startups use to interview designers for product design and UI/UX roles. Today top companies are looking for business-minded designers who are not just focused on visuals.
Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious — even liberating — book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology.
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Value Proposition Design helps you tackle the core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy.
The Industrial Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Industrial Designers Need to Know Every Day (2013)
To make designs that work and endure (and are also legal), designers need to know—or be able to find—an endless number of details. Whether it’s what kind of glue needs to be used on a certain surface, metric equivalents, thread sizes, or how to apply for a patent, these details are essential and must be readily available so designers can create successful products efficiently.
There are many ways in which a product can be manufactured but most designers know only a handful of techniques. Informative and incredibly easy to use, this bestselling book discusses more than a hundred production methods in detail.
The Industrial Design Reader (2003)
With input from a diverse range of industry experts/designers, theorists, critics, historians, and curators, this anthology is the first to focus exclusively on the history of industrial design. This pioneering guide traces the entire history of industrial design, industrialization, and mass production from 1850 until today.
Building prototypes and models is an essential component of any design activity. Modern product development is a multi-disciplinary effort that relies on prototyping in order to explore new ideas and test them sufficiently before they become actual products. A comprehensive modern prototyping approach is crucial to making informed design decisions, and forms a strategic part of a successful designer’s toolkit.
This book provides the reader with a comprehensive, relevant, and visually rich insight into the world of research methods specifically aimed at product designers.
Pioneers in the field, Cateora, Gilly, and Graham continue to set the standard in this 18th edition of International Marketing with their well-rounded perspective of international markets that encompass history, geography, language, and religion as well as economics, which helps students see the cultural and environmental uniqueness of any na…
Swipe to Unlock is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. ***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.*** This from the and has been featured in , , and Swipe to Unlock was touted as by Jeremy Schifeling.
You can launch a new app or website in days by piecing together frameworks and hosting on AWS. Implementation is no longer the problem. But that speed to market just makes it tougher to confirm that your team is actually building the right product.Ideal for agile teams and lean organizations, this guide includes 11 practical tools to help you collaborate on strategy, user research, and UX.
How can you create products that successfully find customers? With this practical book, you’ll learn from some of the best product designers in the field, from companies like Facebook and LinkedIn to up-and-coming contenders.
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Machine Tools Production Systems 2: Design, Calculation and Metrological Assessment
Author(s): Christian Brecher, Manfred Weck
ID: 3130129, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2022, Size: 73 Mb, Format: pdf
Leading Edge Technologies in Fashion Innovation: Product Design and Development Process from Materials to the End Products to Consumers
Author(s): Young-A Lee
ID: 3200584, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf
The Heart of Light: A Holistic Primer for a Life and Career in Lighting Design and Production
Author(s): Deanna Fitzgerald
ID: 3208505, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.