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EVERYDAY ENGINEERING

What Engineers See
by Andrew Burroughs and IDEO

Chronicle Books

Fall 2007

By observing the built environment we walk through every day--the often-overlooked details of buildings and roads, the joinings and interfaces of our infrastructure--we can learn to see the world as engineers do, and adapt this perspective to critical thinking. Through simple pictures of how objects and environments behave over time, Everyday Engineering invites anyone in creative fields, business, and design to see the world through IDEO's eyes.

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DESIGNING INTERACTIONS
by Bill Moggridge

MIT Press

Fall 2006

 

"This will be the book - the book that summarizes how the technology of interaction came into being and prescribes how it will advance in the future." -Don Norman, Nielson Norman Group and Northwestern University

 

In Designing Interactions, award-winning designer Bill Moggridge introduces us to forty influential designers who have shaped our interaction with technology. Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer (the GRiD Compass, 1981) and a founder of IDEO, tells us these stories from an industry insider's viewpoint, tracing the evolution of ideas from inspiration to outcome. The innovators he interviews have been instrumental in making a difference in the design of interactions. Their stories chart the history of entrepreneurial design development for technology.

http://www.designinginteractions.com/

 

     

THOUGHTLESS ACTS

Observations on Intuitive Design
by Jane Fulton Suri and IDEO

Chronicle Books

Spring 2005

 

People unconsciously perform ultraordinary actions every day, from throwing a jacket over a chair back to claim the seat, or placing something in the teeth when all hands are full. These "thoughtless acts" reveal the subtle but crucial ways people behave in a world not always perfectly tailored to their needs. Thoughtless Acts? is a collection of dozens of (often humorous) snapshots capturing such fleeting adaptations and minor exploitations. This method of observation demonstrates the kind of common-sense approach that can inspire designers and anyone involved in creative endeavors. Thoughtless Acts? is a privileged peek at how IDEO creates the people-friendly products, services, and spaces for which they are so widely recognized.

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EXTRA SPATIAL

by IDEO

Chronicle Books

Spring 2004

 

Extra Spatial is IDEO's first survey of recent cutting-edge environments -- from the high-tech shopping experience of the New York Prada store (in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas) to the Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning. Extra Spatial focuses on 28 major projects for clients as diverse as Amtrak, the BBC, the comic strip Dilbert, Hewlett-Packard, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The book features an abundance of pictures and text that walk the reader through the proposed project's challenges and presents the team's brilliant design solutions. With a special thermographic cover that changes color when touched, the package for Extra Spatial demon-strates the progressive thinking behind all of IDEO's undertakings.

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