We’re surrounded by legions of products, most of them unremittingly lousy. What separates the good from the bad from the ugly? Take out your well-designed pencils for Product Design 101.
Last night I went to a corner liquor store to buy some toothpaste. While the beer and candy aisles of the store were heavily trafficked, the back “household goods” section was not. And...
Good design isn’t inextricably wed to a high price tag. These classic designs run the gamut of types and prices.
Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006
This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...
Bad design can be not just unattractive but unhealthy. Steer clear of this trio of second-rate offerings.
When it comes to great product design, the material is often the message. Matuse’s wetsuits prove why.
We asked three product designers from three different fields what the future holds. Oddly, none of them mentioned crystal balls.
Charrette: An intense period of design activity in which a group collaborates to work out a solution to a specific design problem. It’s like a workshop, but sounds either more important or...