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Green and Environment

Cradle to Cradle – Remaking the Way We Make Things

Posted March 2nd, 2011 by Design Engine

(The book cover and all of its pages are made with plastic as opposed to paper because plastic is reusable.) William McDonough’s book, written with his colleague, the German chemist Michael Braungart, is a manifesto calling for the transformation of human industry through ecologically intelligent design. Through historical sketches on the roots of the industrial revolution; […]

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Book Reviews

“Project Hieroglyph” Envisions Stories for a Brighter Future

Posted September 4th, 2014 by Design-Engine

op culture has painted a darkly dystopian vision of the future. But a new book hopes to harness the power of science fiction to plot out a more optimistic path for the real world. Just glancing at this week’s movie listings, those in the US can see humans battling super apes for world domination, a […]

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Legal & Licensing

Licensing Art & Design – A Professional’s Guide to Licensing

Posted December 7th, 2010 by Design Engine

Every time I start negotiations for royalties where I trade in my design and engineering professional fees forfeited instead for future royalty monies, my counter part always insists royalties are paid on net profits. After negotiations failed (x-buyers from Home Depot) on my first attempt at negotiations for royalties I put it to rest. (My […]

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Green Design

Designing Sustainable Packaging

Posted June 7th, 2011 by Design-Engine

Designing Sustainable Packaging challenges the next generation of designers to re-envision packaging design in a more environmentally responsible way, and examines an array of techniques and methodologies for creating innovative and sustainable packaging designs, from first concept to final production. The book is organized into two distinct sections embracing first the theory, and then the […]

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Book Reviews

The Maker Movement’s Influence on the Design World

Posted November 2nd, 2018 by Ariel Berchtold

Lauded as the “first ever advanced-level guide to making anything imaginable,” The Maker’s Field Guide provides creatives with a handy frame of reference, specifically geared toward those who want to know the basics of a variety of mediums. Written by professional designer Christopher Armstrong, this book promises to combine Armstrong’s decade-plus of practical experience, with […]

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Marketing

Why People Buy Things They Don’t Need

Posted September 8th, 2009 by Design-Engine

If you read “Why People Buy Things They Don’t Need” in hopes of finding philosophical justification for American materialism, you won’t find it in this book. Instead you’ll find thoughtful explanation by Pamela Danziger, author and president of Unity Marketing, of and why 9/11 marks the beginning of a new marketing millennium and how 9/11 […]

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Furniture Design

Restyling

Posted October 7th, 2008 by Design-Engine

From editor Virginio Briatore of Interni Magazine comes “Restyling”. First issued at the 2000 Milan Furniture Fair, Restyling takes a look through the eyes of Briatore and 55 of designs most influential living designers as they recount their interpretation of design history and the evolution of objects.

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Psychology

Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Posted July 1st, 2010 by Design-Engine

I first read this book back in 1997. Recently, during the Chicago Chapter IDSA quarterly book read and review, I was informed that “Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience,” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, was the book in review. I thought “what a great re-read.” I did not want to re-read this book for what I […]

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Book Reviews

THE MIRACLE BERRY DIET COOKBOOK

Posted January 22nd, 2013 by Design-Engine

THE MIRACLE BERRY DIET COOKBOOK Moto and iNG restaurant in Chicago has always been known for its amazing selection of food. The experience at either of these restaurants is something you will be talking about for years to come. Molecular Gastronomy, which is what the owner of both Moto and iNG uses to create their […]

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Magazine

Giant Robot Magazine

Posted August 21st, 2010 by Design-Engine

Founded by Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong Aright, Alright. So there’s this magazine called Giant Robot which is great for people who don’t get to go to Asia nearly as much as they should, like myself. This is a cultural magazine based solely on Asia. It shows a whole variety of interests, such as art, technology, […]

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Book Reviews

At Home: A Short History of Private Life – Book Review by Bart Brejcha

Posted September 13th, 2013 by Design-Engine

"If your a product designer, architect or industrial designer you must read this book! The 1850’s was a boom in design & invention. People invented things that had no purpose. It must have been a remarkable time. This book tells of countless stories of that remarkable time of invention. Bill Bryson goes room to room […]

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Marketing

Influence – Science and Practice

Posted December 7th, 2008 by Design-Engine

Influence – Science and Practice is a remarkable scientific analysis of what motivates and determines human actions in different environments. Applicable to marketing as well as general exchanges of information, goods, and interactions, this book is groundbreaking in exploring how humans unconsciously value items based on perceived value, due to the channel flow of information. […]

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