Materials experience: Fundamentals of materials and design

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Thirty-four leading academicians and experts, along with eight professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on a number of topics common to materials and product design. The book is organized into four main themes: sustainability, user interaction, technology and selection. Between chapters, readers will find the results of interviews conducted with internationally known designers. These designer perspectives provide a ‘time out’ from the academic articles, with emphasis placed on fascinating insights, product examples and visuals. The result is a very readable and varied panorama on the world of materials and product design as it currently stands.

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Key Features

Contributions by many of the most prominent materials experts and designers in the field today, with a foreword by Mike Ashby. The book is organized into 4 main themes: sustainability, user interaction, technology and selection. Between chapters, you will find the results of interviews conducted with internationally known designers. These ‘designer perspectives’ will provide a ‘time out’ from the academic articles, with emphasis placed on fascinating insights, product examples and visuals.

Readership

Design educators, students, design researchers, professional designers

Other information

Release Date: 09 Dec 2013
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Print Book ISBN : 9780080993591
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 235 X 191

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