Written in a clear and readable style by an experienced author of teaching texts, Engineering Design Methods is an integrated design textbook that presents specific methods within an overall strategy from concept to detail design. It also outlines the nature of design thinking, and sets it within broader contexts of product development and design process management. The book is much more than a manual of procedures; throughout, there is discussion and... more...

Including new topics and more recent examples of applications, this is the second edition of a book concerned with the fundamental approaches to design, such as problem formulation and design embodiment. Divided into three parts, it discusses the nature of design for engineering, covers with various methodologies and deals with strategic design.

Design is becoming a recognised academic discipline, and design research is the driving force behind this transformation. Design Research Now Essays and Selected Projects charts the field of design research with introductory essays and selected research projects. The authors of the essays, all leading international design scholars, stake out positions on the most important issues of design research. They locate the significance of design research at... more...

Design thinking is the core creative process for any designer; this book explores and explains this apparently mysterious “design ability.” Focusing on what designers do when they design, Design Thinking is structured around a series of in-depth case studies of outstanding and expert designers at work, interwoven with overviews and analyses. The range covered reflects the breadth of design, from hardware and software design, to architecture and... more...