Industrial Design - where function meets form



Design Sketch
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away


Introduction


Wikipedia tells us that
industrial design is a process of design applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) tells us that in a legal sense, industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. Educators talk more about designing, re-designing, and developing industrial solutions for manufactured products, including managing the products entire life from inception, launch, marketing, and production. Many experts also now include in industrial design the study of the environmental impact of both the manufacturing processes and the entire product life-cycle, including at the end of a products useful life.


This is really just a place marker for the future

The Encyclopaedia of Human-Computer Interaction has a chapter on
Industrial Design


On the 10 June 2009, Fast Company published an article entitled "
The 30 Most Important Books for Product Designers". I have copied below the links to those 30 book.

One of the most common questions at any student Q&A with a master of design is: Where do you get your inspiration from? And the only answer we’ve ever heard which makes any sense is: Books. Reading. Keeping your eyes open to ideas, rather than literal pieces of design.

Thinking

1) The Design of Everyday Thingsir by Don Norman
2)
The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)ir by John Maeda
3)
Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop–from Personal Computers to Personal Fabricationir by Neil Gershenfeld
4)
Designing Designir by Kenya Hara
5)
Universal Principles of Designir by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden and Jill Butler. 
6)
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Thingsir by William McDonough and Michael Braungart.
7)
It’s Not How Good You Are, Its How Good You Want to Be: The World’s Best Selling Bookir by Paul Arden
8)
The Lovemarks Effect: Winning in the Consumer Revolutionir by Kevin Roberts
9)
Small Is the New Big: and 183 Other Riffs, Rants, and Remarkable Business Ideasir by Seth Godin.
10)
Design (Tom Peters Essentials)ir by Tom Peters.
11)
Journals from the Design Management Institute by DMI members.
12)
The Creative Priority : Putting Innovation to Work in Your Businessir by Jerry Hirshberg
13)
Designing Interactionsir by Bill Moggridge.
14)
Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Stepir by Edward De Bono.
15)
What They Don’t Teach You At Harvard Business School: Notes From A Street-Smart Executiveir by Mark H. McCormack.
16)
The 48 Laws of Powerir by Robert Greene.
17)
The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firmir by Tom Kelley.

Process
18) Design Secrets: Products
1ir and 2ir: 50 Real-Life Product Design Projects Uncovered by Lynn Haller and Cheryl Dangel Cullen, and edited by Industrial Designers Society of America.
19)
Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufactureir by Jennifer Hudson.
20)
Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionalsir by Rob Thompson.
21)
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Natureir by Janine M. Benyus 
22)
Product Design and Developmentir by Karl T. Ulrich and Steven D. Eppinger.
23)
Managing the Design Factoryir by Donald G. Reinertsen.

Designer Skills
24)
Presentation Techniquesir by Dick Powell. 
25)
Creative Marker Techniques: In Combination With Mixed Mediair by Yoshiharu Shimizu
26)
Sketching: Drawing Techniques for Product Designersir by Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur.
27)
Architecture: Form, Space, & Orderir by Francis D. K. Ching.
28)
Elements of Design: Rowena Reed Kostellow and the Structure of Visual Relationshipsir by Gail Greet Hannah.
29)
Basic Visual Concepts And Principles For Artists, Architects And Designersir by Charles Wallschlaeger and Cynthia Busic-Snyder.
30)
Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition) by Jeremy Birn.