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Product Details

  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Design Communiity College Inc. (October 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0988236206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988236202
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #993,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a designer, director and educator in leading design offices in London, Sydney, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Detroit, and China. He designed and managed over 1,000 products and experiences as a consultant and in-house design leader for the world’s most respected brands. Rob has three decades experience in every aspect of product development, leading design teams to achieve transformational improvements in operating and financial results. Rob’s designs can be found in millions of homes and workplaces around the world. He is the author of eight books related to design, research and design thinking. Rob teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and consults to organizations in the United States and internationally and presents workshops related to design. He has taught at many respected design schools and universities throughout the world including Yale, Pepperdine University, Art Center Pasadena, Loyola University, Cranbrook, Pratt, Art Center Europe; and schools in Portugal, China and Australia.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Melton on November 14, 2012
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I love that this book exists. It is a fantastic resource for anyone who has to solve problems!

The book briefly explains each method, how to execute the method, and the supplies needed. It lists resources for further learning about each method, and the origins of the methods - which is great! In my brief experience in using the book, I've noticed a few places where text was cut an pasted from another method, but not edited to suit. Ex. p119, p120 (Bodystorming, and Boundary Shifting) - the "Why use this method" section is identical, without omitting the term Bodystorming. Just little details.

I would give it more stars if:
1) it were more comprehensive. You get a fly-over of each method, but in many cases you need to search the origins to get a better understanding about how to implement.
2) the font/text-weight were easier to read.

Great index.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Matt on December 7, 2012
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I am seriously disappointed with this book. There are virtually no examples in the book; only blank charts and empty data fields. How can the mind relate to this kind page after page of void space? Why not show real-life (or at least made-up but realistic) examples of these techniques so that we can relate?. Many of the refernces given are from a very many years ago, and that is not good because many of the techniques have developed and there are much more modern examples / references. Most of the photos, which should be stimulate / supplement the thought process, have been taken from Shutterstock. This book just doesn't do it for me. Sorry.
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Some interesting design methods, but overall quite a badly produced book. Uneven level of detail, repetition, bad graphic design and cheap feel. Considering the quantity of design approaches described, you could definitely say it is "quantity over quality" here.
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Steph on January 27, 2013
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Please I'm not rating the book but asking a basic question:
I don't understand why we can't have a look inside before purchase... That's not correct.
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