Design and Technology



Design Technology Recommended Reading 

Please see below for a selection of some of the best texts to a wider knowledge and understanding of Design Technology. They will introduce you to some of the key aspects of design in the wider context.  It is essential you use these as reference to a greater understanding of industry and the world of design. 

The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design - Alvin R. Tilley
Invention by Design – How Engineers get from Thought to Thing - Henry Petroski
Small Things Considered: Why there is No Perfect Design - Henry Petroski
Product Design (Portfolio) - Paul Rodgers
Material Innovation: Product Design - Andrew H. Dent
Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture - Jennifer Hudson
Design Museum: Contemporary Design - Catherine McDermott
The Eco-Design Handbook - Alastair Faud –Luke
Designs of the Times - Lakshmi Bhaskaran
Arts & Crafts Companion - Pamela Todd
Bauhaus - Benedict Taschen
Memphis - Bigitte Fitoussi
Cool Hunting Green - Dave Evans
Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World’s Great Graphic Designers - Steven Heller & Lita Talarico
How to be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul - Adrian Shaughnessy
How to Create a Portfolio & Get Hired:  A Guide for Graphic Designers and Illustrators (Portfolio Skills) - Fig Taylor
Product Design in the Sustainable Era - Julius Wiedermann & Dalcacio Reis
A History of Design from the Victorian Era to the Present: A survey of the Modern Style in Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design and Photography - Ann Ferebee & Jeff Byles
The A-Z of Modern Design - Bernd Polster, Claudia Neumann, Markus Schuler & Frederick Leven
Thinking: Objects – Contemporary Approaches to Product Design - Tim Parsons
The story of Architecture - Jonathan Glancey
Starck - Ed Mae Cooper, Pierre Doze and Elisabeth Laville
Typography Workbook: A Real-world guide to using type in graphic design - Timothy Samara
The Measure of Man and Women: Human Factors in Design - Alvin R. Tilley & Henry Dreyfuss Associates