Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design [NOOK Book]

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Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and industrial designer Kara Johnson explores the role of materials and the design process in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality. The new edition will feature even more ...
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Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design

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Overview

Materials are the stuff of design. From the very beginning of human history, materials have been taken from the natural world and shaped, modified, and adapted for everything from primitive tools to modern electronics. This renowned book by noted materials engineering author Mike Ashby and industrial designer Kara Johnson explores the role of materials and the design process in product design, with a particular emphasis on creating both desired aesthetics and functionality. The new edition will feature even more of the highly useful materials profiles that give critical design, processing, performance, and application information for each material in question. And with improved photographs and drawings, the reader will be taken even more closely to the way real design is done by real designers, selecting the optimum materials for a successful product.

* The best guide ever published on the on the role of materials, past and present, in product development, by noted materials authority Mike Ashby and professional designer Kara Johnson--now with even better photos and drawings on the Design Process

* Significant new section on the use of re-cycled materials in products, and the importance of sustainable design for manufactured goods and services

* Enhanced materials profiles, with addition of new materials types like nanomaterials, advanced plastics and bio-based materials

Audience: Undergraduate and recent graduate students in Industrial and Product Design, Materials Science and Engineering, as well as professors and curriculum development specialists in these areas. Materials Engineers held about 33,000 jobs last year. Because materials are building blocks for other goods, materials engineers are widely distributed among manufacturing industries.

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Editorial Reviews

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From the first edition:

"...well-written and easy-to-read...unique and a worthwhile reference for designers, engineers, and suppliers." - Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, 2006

"Well presented, easy to read with concise descriptions. Very suitable for students on courses which involve art design and the use of modern materials" - Derrick Parker, Univ. of Portsmouth, Dept. Mech. & Manufacturing Eng

"I believe materials engineering faculty should use this book at some point in their materials engineering curriculum. It can then be a resource for students as they travel through the major. The same can be said in an ideal world for industrial engineering, industrial design, and maybe even mechanical engineering."--Blair London, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

"I don't know of any similar book. I used Ashby & Jones's Engineering Materials I & II for many years, but these are more technical and probably better as stand-alone texts for an engineering course. I think Materials & Design would be an excellent supplement to an Engineering Materials course, and could serve as the primary text in Industrial or Product Design course focusing on materials."--Gary Benenson, City College of New York

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080949406
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 344
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UK

Mike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier’s top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.

Since publishing the first edition of Materials and Design in 2002, Kara Johnson has worked at IDEO, a global design firm and strategic consultancy. Kara leads their efforts in Materials, with a focus on Manufacturing. Her work is primarily about linking a company’s brand and business strategies with the products they make.

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Table of Contents

Function and Personality; What Influences Product Design; Design and Designing; The Stuff...Multidimensional Materials; Other Stuff...Shaping, Joining, and Surfaces; Form Follows Material; A Structure for Material Selection; Case Studies in Materials and Design; New Materials-the Potential for Innovation; Conclusions; PRACTICAL REFERENCES FOR INSPIRATION: Materials Profiles; Shaping Profiles; Joining Profiles; Surface Profiles; Exercises for the Eye and Mind; Selected Materials Maps
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