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Deconstructing Product Design: Exploring the Form, Function, Usability, Sustainability, and Commercial Success of 100 Amazing Products (PagePerfect NOOK Book)
     

Deconstructing Product Design: Exploring the Form, Function, Usability, Sustainability, and Commercial Success of 100 Amazing Products (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by William Lidwell
 

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What makes a product successful?

How it looks? The way it functions? Its ease of use? Or do factors like price and marketing dominate?

In a quest to find answers to these questions, Deconstructing Product Design engages readers in a process of critically analyzing a diverse collection of 100 innovative products, from well-known classics to

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What makes a product successful?

How it looks? The way it functions? Its ease of use? Or do factors like price and marketing dominate?

In a quest to find answers to these questions, Deconstructing Product Design engages readers in a process of critically analyzing a diverse collection of 100 innovative products, from well-known classics to contemporary objects of desire. This book aims to support critical thinking about design, facilitate discovery of patterns of success (and failure) across products, and enable designers to apply lessons learned to their own design work. Experts from multiples design disciplines contribute commentary, including:

-Robert Blaich, industrial design

-Jill Butler, graphic design

-Alan Cooper, technology design

-Brock Danner, architecture

-Kimberly Elam, graphic design

-Donald Emmite, design history

-Larimie Garcia, graphic arts

-Scott Henderson, product design

-Kritina Holden, human factors

-Robert Kingslyn, graphic design

-Jon Kolko, interaction design

-Lyle Sandler, experience design

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616736026
Publisher:
Rockport Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

William Lidwell is a partner and chief research and development officer at the Applied Management Sciences Institute. He writes, speaks, and consults on topics of design and engineering and is the author of multiple books including the best-selling design book Universal Principles of Design, which has been translated into 16 languages. He lives in Houston, TX.

Gerry Manacsa is a visual designer, artist, and engineer who helped to pioneer the web frontier in areas ranging from mixed-media personal storytelling to interactive learning methods for corporate and industrial environments. He lives in Houston, TX. manacsadesign.com

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