Invent Links


Rework Jason Fried ISBN  0307463745 (ISBN13: 9780307463746)

Overcrowded Roberto Verganti  ISBN: 9780262035361

The Design of Everyday Things Don Norman 0465067107 (ISBN13: 9780465067107)

One Simple Idea Steven Keys  ISBN  0071756159 (ISBN13: 9780071756150)

The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition: Design thinking- studying the designed environment around us

Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things: Design thinking for desire and beauty

The Design of Future Things: Design thinking for inventing new things people don’t know they need yet

Universal PrincIntellectual Proper styles of Design: Design principle encyclopedia

Architectural Graphic Standards AIA: This one has a lot of info that probably isn’t useful for designing products, but the first chapter has extensive parameters for ergonomics, etc.

Digital Resources

Online Articles

Design Thinking is Kind of Like Syphilis Lee Vinsel


Chao-Tac’s industrial design sketching YouTube channel:…

And his website with its free book on design sketching:

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